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Jimbo

Since 16 Jul 2009
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Seattle
 



PostMon Aug 09, 21 9:58 am    Contact Request Reply with quote

Hey NW Kiters

I'm trying to be a connector here. A friend of mine is a leg amputee at the knee, now has a prosthetic, and has begun taking kiting lessons, which is just awesome.

I'm wondering if any of you also know some kiters who are kiting with a prosthetic leg to whom he can ask questions?

There is a Canadian dude named Phil that crushes it at Rufus on a prosthetic but with Covid we haven't seen him. If any of you have Phil's contact info, or know of other prosthesis kiters that would be willing to share their experience with my friend it would be greatly appreciated. IM me and I will put the respective parties in touch with one another.

Be Stoked!!!

James
aka "Jimbo"

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dangerD

Since 27 Jun 2005
223 Posts
Bingen Heights
Stoked



PostMon Aug 09, 21 12:37 pm     Reply with quote

I know he's Phil Lorimer but i dont have his #

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knotwindy

Since 25 Sep 2011
553 Posts

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PostMon Aug 09, 21 5:33 pm     Reply with quote

Pretty sure he’s on that Facebook thing.
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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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Hood River
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PostMon Aug 09, 21 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/phil.lorimer.5

Awesome guy and a great tennis player too!

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morecoffee

Since 24 Aug 2011
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PostMon Aug 09, 21 7:24 pm     Reply with quote

There was a guy who lost both his legs below the knee in a hang gliding accident, and post-injury was (is?) an active kiter at Lake Mohave. He used to post on ikitesurf forums under "billie" before they got shut down. He got a writeup in the kiteboarder magazine about 10 years ago.

Google-fu turns up this: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2385665

In that thread there's a link to the TKB article and a lot of personal commentary from the kiter about the journey.

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luke

Since 06 Jul 2005
390 Posts

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PostMon Aug 09, 21 8:35 pm     Reply with quote

Sean Reyngoudt boosted some of the biggest airs I've seen at Rufus.
Frances Rivera is an amazing woman that does all aspects of kiting.
Both on Facebook.
Cabrinha is putting on events across the country - NewFound Freedom Project.
https://www.cabrinha.com/blogs/news/newfoundfreedom
They are planning a late August or September event in Hood River. Frances will be there and Phil in planning on it if the border is open coming into the U.S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohHCQYvyVwM&t=52s

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