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4Stringer/KipWinger

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PostWed Jul 13, 11 2:42 pm    Ten Years Ago this month in Gorge Kiting... Reply with quote

Kitings early legitimizer, Robert Staunton Naish got his table-top-on here in HR;

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Wind Slither

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PostWed Jul 13, 11 5:08 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah-ya! Thumb's Up .... appoximately 1 year before this, I score my first kite: the Naish AR3.5 9M (2 line death in a box.) Shocked
After some modest success, I finally step up to the Naish AR5 13.5M 4 line....
By '01 I am throwing tables like Robby himself! Laughing


With a board leash and the How to Rip video, I assault Sydney's Northern Beaches with one suicide attempt after another.
 With a board leash and the How to Rip video, I assault Sydney's Northern Beaches with one suicide attempt after another.  First plane on the pink pirate.jpg 
The first time out with it I am staying up wind, jumping, and jibing with ease.
 The first time out with it I am staying up wind, jumping, and jibing with ease.  AR5_13.5M_was_magic.jpg 
(Only 1 or 2 table tops per jump, not the 8-10 that Robby scores!)
 (Only 1 or 2 table tops per jump, not the 8-10 that Robby scores!)  Throwin Tables like Robby.jpg 

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BigR

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 2:42 am     Reply with quote

memories of getting squashed 11 years ago on a 2 liner @ sandbar, priceless!

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Onad

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 7:53 am     Reply with quote

Classic shots of Robby and Slither! Cool

My first LEI kite was an SlingShot 00/01 four line fuel. Putting it to use on Mission Bay in SD.


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ericvs

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 9:28 am     Reply with quote

Got my start on the Ottawa river in Canada in 2000 or 2001.
(not HR I know, but hillarious never the less)

Gear:
Wipika Free air 8.5m
Wakeboard with boots
no harness, but we had a wrist leash!
bar lenth = about 6'

Session:
hot launch, ride out as far as you can, try to transition, crash, don't let go of the bar (ever), pull in tagled mess of kite + lines, swim to shore, walk upwind, detangle lines and pass the bar to the next guy for his 'turn'

Awesome.


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4Stringer/KipWinger

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 9:43 am    Ten Years Ago Next Week Reply with quote

Ten Years Ago Next Week: 2001 Gorge Games: ...Just a few of my fuzzy memories.
-Flash rawks the kitepants
-Shackle!
-Top Hat's gorge debut
-The Dead Man not dead
-Jerry Stott still a gorge institution
-The board-off takes hold
-Gorge kiters Mark Doyle and Gary Reed beat Robby Naish.
-...Almost forgot; Pink Car rawks The Shed fashion show.


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   pink car rawks The Shed fashion show.jpg 

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 10:01 am     Reply with quote

ericvs wrote:
no harness, but we had a wrist leash!

That's core.

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Justsmile

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 10:05 am     Reply with quote

Props to my fellow firefighter/co-worker and father of new twins Gary Reed!! you are the man! lets go kiting!!

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bambam

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 11:17 am     Reply with quote

Damn, I barely recognized that picture of me with Jerry and Cooky... Crazy I say, just crazy...

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 11:24 am     Reply with quote

bambam wrote:
Damn, I barely recognized that picture of me with Jerry and Cooky... Crazy I say, just crazy...


Quite a lineup of early gorge kiters; Dave Smith, Jerry Stott, Scott Cook, and you. Classic. Anyone know who's the dude to Dave's right?

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bambam

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 11:31 am     Reply with quote

Don't know, but I see the back of Gary's head and way in the back is Rene! Holy OG's...

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chanson

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PostThu Jul 14, 11 1:01 pm     Reply with quote

Geeez, now this is a post I can handle!!!



Session: Lake Michigan, Kenosha, WI 2001-2002?
-first rides downwind on 2-line 16m2 LF Flight Kite(Wipika) on a 2001 Byerly wake-skate
-windsurf harness
-double up wake with added fins on heelside

I think at this point I was teaching Blake and homie Dave

Riding pics to follow!


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PostThu Jul 14, 11 2:15 pm    2000 Reply with quote

First body drag; Hook to Sandbar, May 15th, 2000
First kite: 5m F One More Swim
First board: bought from Dave Tyburski - 6' Duryea single fin
Second board: Gary Efferding built Hi-Per Tech custom (made halfway through summer of 2000)

Mathamatic Equation:
First kite + First board = Nightmare


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PostFri Jul 15, 11 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

probably the best post ever, im not even worthy
...and thanks pink car

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PostThu Jul 28, 11 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

To the right of Dave Smith is John Colson aka Crash as he left his footprints on the roof of the than new Event site bathroom. That's the back of my head next to him (Gary Reed)
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PostMon Oct 14, 19 2:16 pm    bump Reply with quote

bump

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Nak

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PostMon Oct 14, 19 9:27 pm     Reply with quote

Great bump!! Great thread!!

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