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K1-W, C-1, and Squirt.

21 June 2011 No Comment

worlds2.0 066What a day we had in Plattling.  The morning kicked off with the ladies tearing up the feature.  Loops, space godzillas, and felixes were the most common moves that we saw the women using to rack up the points, and we were also treated to a good number of mcnastys and phonix monkeys as well.  Each of the women was given two 45 second rides to show us their stuff, and at the end of the day the top 20 women were able to advance on.  Emily Jackson took home top marks with her two super solid rides while she was followed by reigning world silver medalist Ruth Ebens in second place.  Claire O’Hara of the UK rounded out the top three as well as dominating the women’s squirt boat class later in the afternoon.  After the women finished with the feature the C-1ers took the stage, and they did not disappoint.  The amplitude that the boys were throwing was impressive.  Not only were they able to throw all the hole moves, but the busted out a wide variety of the wave moves as well.  Dane Jackson took his first step to boating domination with a win today.  He is competing in all possible categories (K-1JR, C-1, OC-1, and Squirt).  Being that versatile is an amazing feet, but he is excelling at them all!  The squirt boaters wrapped up the day with some very graceful freestyle rides topped off with some nice down time.  The wide variety in competition approaches in the squirt category was really fun to watch.  We saw everything from Jeremy Laucks splat the judges stand to folks throwing huge splits in the hole.  At the end of the day the UK took top honors in both the men’s and the women’s squirt events.  I was lucky enough to end up in third position for the day, but now everyone will get reset to a score of zero and we will battle it out in the finals.  The water is continuing to rise and the event organizers are starting to worry that we may get into a serious flood, so the events are starting at 7 am tomorrow morning in order to try to pack in as many categories as possible before the water rises.   Enjoy the photos.

Later ; Colin

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