Scotty Knemeyer of DEFY Hydroflight at Limerick 2020
It was certainly a highlight to have Hydroflight at Limerick 2020 as DEFY Hydroflight’s Scotty Knemeyer, fresh of his 3rd place finish in the Jetboard division at Hydro Fest, wowed the crowds and inspired the people of Ireland during his first trip to their country. Scotty pulled off his incredible tandem backflips and took time to deliver some high fives to the very appreciative spectators. Limerick was celebrating its bid for the designation of European Capital of Culture 2020.
Great pics courtesy of Pat Shanahan
Jetdeck Tricks at King John’s Castle
Scotty Knemeyer threw his insanely huge Jetdeck tricks at King John’s Castle which produced some awesome pics. King John’s Castle is over 800 years old and provided a powerful backdrop for the Hawaiian. The river Shannon looked a bit cool but Knemeyer rocked it like a pro and brought smiles to everyone’s faces. Knemeyer flew two shows on Friday July 8th, one at 8pm in front of the Curraghower Bar and a second in front of The Locke Bar on the Abbey River at 9:30pm.
Here is what Scotty had to say about the experience,
My experience in Ireland was absolutely fantastic! From the time I landed to the the first stop for food and Ireland’s famous Guinness beer I felt at home. From the lush green land to the crisp waters, these warm hearted people seemed to carry a smile with them everywhere and you couldn’t help but smile yourself. Seeing the massive castles throughout the villages that are still standing tall gives you a good sense of there history. When you get to see the ocean waves crash against some of the highest sea cliffs in the world makes you feel as if your floating on a island within a movie. Just the drive down the skinny roads between all the houses and buildings which are built from concrete and brick let’s you know that Ireland can’t be reconstructed and that there history is strong within. I’ve taken in so much from this experience and feel so very fortunate and honored to be able to come perform in front of so many great people! The excitement of having so many fans cheering me on, taking pictures and signing autographs, to all the adventures I had during my stay, this will forever be in my memory! Thanks to everyone that was a part of it!!
Special thanks to (kta) Ken O’Connell and Limericks2020 for making this all happen! Hope to see you all soon! Mahalo
Current ladies Flyboard World Champion Gemma Weston made a surprise second appearance in Limerick having recently flew during RiverFest. It seems Ken O’Connell is working hard to turn Ireland into a hotbed of Hydroflight action.
For 30 years the European Union has designated one or more cities as a European Capital of Culture. What that means is that for one calendar year, the awarded city and/or a region organizes a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension, promoting cultural diversity and shared European Heritage. Ireland is eligible to host the European Capital of Culture in the year 2020.