The Season Kicks-off! Can Paredes retain his Red Bull Cliff Diving WS title?
Before the epic 2018 season kick-off, we caught up with Team LifeProof athlete Jonathan Paredes for an insight into his vision for the competition ahead.
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In less than 24 hours away, the 10th anniversary season of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is about to launch at Hell’s Gate. It won’t just be the Texas temperatures that are rising, a blazing start is expected as the world’s best male and female cliff divers begin the battle for the King Kahekili trophy all over again.
With a tight fight in store right from the start, LifeProof will be keeping you up to date every step of the way, of course laser focused on Team LifeProof super star Jonathan Paredes following his trailblazing 2017 season. Mexico’s Paredes dethroned six-time champion Gary Hunt (GBR) on the 27m platform and returns to the Lone Star State of Texas for the fifth straight year, celebrating a decade of pushing the limits of what’s physically possible.
Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives from the 27 metre platform during the fourth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, USA on September 3, 2017.. Photo: Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool
Texas has been a good hunting ground for the 28-year-old Mexican diver, who’s not only been awarded the most 10s from the judges for a single dive in this location, but also has a first and second place to his name in the past two seasons. After winning the thrilling finale in the waterfalls of Chile last October, the style master, who’s best known for his immaculate form in the air, looks forward to eager challengers in the men’s division; first and foremost the British duo Hunt and Blake Aldridge, with the former Olympian finishing 2017 as overall third. Can Gary Hunt reclaim his crown after being toppled by Jonathan Paredes last season or can one of the hungry pack of challengers make a run for glory?
LifeProof and Paredes have collaborated since 2015, a partnership made in sporting heaven as LifeProof’s four-proof protection FRĒ case allows him to dive head first into the wettest, wildest adventures. With LifeProof Paredes stays connected from training to chill time to grabbing adrenaline fueled action of his diving compadres.