Aaron Hadlow made a remarkable comeback to take this years PKRA Grand Slam. This is what the wonder kid had to say:
"After ending up 3rd in the single elimination I was pretty gutted, I was hoping to finish higher in this event so I was pretty amped for the doubles.
I was knocked out against Yuri in the singles with a 4-1 decision his way, i thought that was pretty harsh but he is riding well at the moment and I guess that’s the way it goes sometimes.
I had one day of rest and today was my chance to come back, first off I came up against Cesar Portas to keep 3rd, then it was another heat against Yuri, this time around the wind was lighter, I was on a 9 but well powered.
I had a good heat and managed to do enough to challenge Kevin for 1st, in the doubles you have to beat the single elimination winner twice, so going into the 1st heat with him, I had to give it my all.
I started off with some harder tricks, I landed a Front Mobe - Blind first and then went into a bunch of comp passes plus some switch and a Double-S/Whirly type trick to blind. That was enough to get me to the next heat where I could take 1st.
In the next heat it was a pretty similar routine with similar tricks, during the doubles I was just going for the amplitude as this seems to be the category that matters most at the moment.
Unfortunately my tricks were not totally representing the way I want to push my riding, I had to travel further in my tricks, which leads to putting the kite a bit higher, my free riding is becoming much different with different tricks now but I am stoked I was able to do what I had to do to win the event.