The Freestyle League format was introduced
in the winter of 2004 in response to demand for a freestyle-oriented
competition format that was fun, easy to organise and enter, and had
sufficiently rigorous scoring (unlike the Freestyle Trickout) to be used
as the basis for an ongoing league or national championship. We're
now in the second year and the format is proving to be very popular.
This page describes the format and rules of the Freestyle
League kite flying competition. It is a basic format which is
intended to be as inclusive as possible, allowing pilots of any
skill level to compete with no prior preparation required. It is
also easy to organise, and relatively simple to judge and score.
Pilots have the freedom to fly in whatever style they choose,
including tricks of any level of difficulty. However, in addition
to the technical difficulty of their routine, they are also marked
on artistic interpretation. This encourages them to fly with
style, resulting in a competition that is more performance
orientated than one based purely on technical merit.
The first round of the 2005 "Jaffa Cake Cup" Winter League was held at
Stoke Park in Guildford
on 9th October 2005. .
The first round of the 2004 Winter League was held at Stoke Park in Guildford on 17th