On May 16th and 17th in Chiba Japan Pro Hydroflight athletes Scotty Knemeyer and Ronnie Feise entertained and educated over 100,000 fans as they ripped on the new JetDeck by Defy at the Japan Red Bull Air Race. Flytronics ‘Ducks’ in hand (wireless throttle controller) both guys put the JetDeck’s independent feet to amazing use throwing crazy spins and combos like the superman – 360 spin – backflip that Scotty threw down at 1:37 into the video below. Jeff Elkins of Elkins Entertainment made the trip as well to ensure all runs smoothly on the technical side. The Red Bull Air Race course is 2.5 miles so both Ronnie and Scotty fly two shows per day and will be strategically placed for maximum visibility.
The event will be televised nationwide in Japan at a later date and certainly this is another fantastic opportunity to get people excited about vertical water sports and an exciting chance to see two of the world’s top flyers show off what the JetDeck can do. Ronnie Feise is currently ranked 17th and Scotty Knemeyer 12th on our H2RO Hydroflight World Rankings.
Check out Scotty and Ronnie talking about the new JetDeck by Defy Waterflight
H2RO is very excited to be working with Chris Peppler from Hydroflight Japan and his videographer/photographer to bring as much behind-the-scenes and on-the-water excitement to you as we can.
The guys had a little fun prior to leaving for Japan…
Hydro-Sumos Ronnie “The Punisher” Feise and Scotty Knemeyer battle it out in the worlds first aerial sumo fight. Scotty snagged the balloon right out of the air as it was floating by.
Posted by DEFY Waterflight on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The crowds were huge and it looks like Hydroflight athletes Scotty Knemeyer and Ronnie Feise did some flying together which is very cool and allowed for some fun interaction and one-upmanship. The guys reported that they were completely confident flying with the ‘Duck’ wireless throttle control by Flytronics and that coupled with the adrenaline from the crowd meant the guys went BIG!
RED BULL AIR RACE
So how did the actual race go down? Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the inaugural Japanese Red Bull Air Race and extended his lead atop the Red Bull Air Race World Championship standings.