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TOKE-2024 - from 02.03 to 07.03 - Russia, Petrozavodsk, Lake Onego

Walle Norway  Øystein Walle (1970)
(Валле Ойстайн)

I started kiting around year 2000. For many years we just kited on snow. Most of the time we used foilkites, as we came in to the sport from paragliding, and were familiar handling foil like profiles groundhandling the paraglider. I did some courses for beginners in Hemsedal where I live. The last years we have been kiting more on water as well. In 2013 I attended my first serious kite competition together with my teammate Brynjar at VAKE. We did not complete the course, but got back in 2014 when we where able to cross the goal line. In 2015 we started once again. Unfortunately Brynjar had an injury and we had to abandon the competition. In 2016 I attended TOKE together with Nils Nilsen. Our team name was Happy Feet, and we crossed the goal line with Happy Feets and as happy kiters around place number 15. I have also attended Redbull Ragnarock at the Hardangervidda Platou two times. we started again under the name “Arctic Breeze”, and ended on in 18. position. We also participated in 2015, but were forced to redraw from the race after my teammate Brynjar suffered from an injury. In April 2015 I also attended Red Bull Ragnarok on Hardangervidda. Ended up around 60. position out of 300 participants.

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