As KiteSista’s know, the park scene is still a small, yet growing niche. Case-in-point, this year at the Blue Palawan Open, six women showed up to compete, compared with the 13 riders we had last year. Despite lower numbers than the male competitors, the level of female park-riding has grown immensely in the last 12 months. After the semi-final round, it was clear that everyone was going to have to work hard to make it on the podium.
This year, due to the relatively few number of women, we decided to run two “finals” heats. The first round dubbed the semis and the second round dubbed the finals, were combined to give a final overall score. The top score on each feature from each round combined to give the rider their overall score and ranking.