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  • Frankie
    yesterday

    Rode my 11m GP and Litewave for a couple of hours today. I'm trying to get used to the GP so I can start doing more tricks this fall season. It takes several sessions to get used to the feel of the kite. I need to be able to fly it blind before I'm willing to throw myself too hard at the water.

  • Hugh Robertson
    2 days ago

    Maybe, but let' not try this trick from three of the worlds best in Cape Town vimeo.com/…

  • Frankie
    2 days ago

    Watch for wind tomorrow.

  • Hugh Robertson
    2 weeks ago

    St Joseph would have been interesting today. Before and after the lines of storms went through. During the storms it appears they had gusts to 50 knots!

  • Frankie
    3 weeks ago

    Went to The Road today with Michael and Jen around 1:30pm. Michael rode the 9.5m Kahoona. I started out on the 12m BWS Noise until it started kicking my ass. I then rigged down to the 11m GP. We rode until 5pm.

    Hugh Robertson Ken said he got it good too. Pity, but I had a great sail to the power plant, then dinner at Boondocks, then sailed alongside Ken and a bunch of teenagers in the evening, a couple of perseid meteors later and a great moonrise. Nice day of sailing.
    3 weeks ago
  • Frankie
    3 weeks ago

    There's a chance for a lightwind session at the Road on Tuesday.

    Hugh Robertson Long way to go to get skunked, probably need to get up to LSP at least or Big Sable to get anything decent. Might join you at the road, with a big kite.
    3 weeks ago
  • Frankie
    3 weeks ago

    Michael and I are heading to Upper Limits in Bloomington tomorrow to do some climbing. We will be there at 10am for a class, and then climbing the rest of the afternoon.
    www.upperlimits.com/bloomington/

  • Hugh Robertson
    4 weeks ago

    Nice. We were in Fiji for a few days a decade ago and the SE trades blew hard every day. Hopefully I'll get there again on a yacht within the next decade!

  • Frankie link a video.
    4 weeks ago
    Kitesurfing Namotu Island Fiji, July 2014

    It's always hard to exactly explain a place, but I really wanted to put the kitesurfing at Namotu Island into perspective. In the end, having Stu Gibson (www.stugibson.net) follow me with his drone was the most effective. It followed me from Namotu, out to the left hand break directly in front of the island we usually kite and straight back in; just enough time for a few waves. Namotu is built for kitesurfing; it suits any level rider with perfect flat water out the back and waves out the front. If you haven't been there, put it on your list and I promise you won't be disappointed. Ben Wilson. ----- BWSurf is the only Surf Specific brand building kiting equipment in the world. We're all riders with a huge passion for all things kite and surf. Shop online now at www.bwsurf.com

    Would love to make this trip some year.

  • Hugh Robertson
    4 weeks ago

    This is the Fone surf board I have in Cape Town, just wish I could ride it this well! vimeo.com/…

  • Hugh Robertson
    1 month ago

    This one didn't end as well m.youtube.com/…

  • Hugh Robertson
    1 month ago

    Not in Illinois anymore - m.youtube.com/…

  • Ken Moyer
    1 month ago

    I was there the day or two before the event started back in maybe 2005. Did you notice the launch area. We thought Clinton was bad . Some holds the kite at the top of the hill ,Kiter goes down over the bank

  • Frankie link a video.
    1 month ago
    Bridge of The Gods 2014

    Bridge of The Gods is the longest running kiteboarding competition. Attracting all levels of kiters from all over the globe to compete in this beautiful part of the world with consistent high winds.Put together buy a small dedicated group of people Bridge of The Gods is one of the most fun kite events. Highly recommend everyone go and check it out! Carol & Tony Bolstad, Grom Gormley & Rachel Callahan are the team behind making this such a huge success every year.

  • Gage is friends with Kevin DeLorey
  • Ken Moyer
    1 month ago

    Road was good . Had a good time on the revived 10 meter, rubber cork and radiator clamp and all .
    I need to work on that back roll. Kevin check out the poto's on computer did I let go of the bar with the front hand??

    Kevin DeLorey From watching the whole sequence, it appeared to be your front hand.
    1 month ago
  • Hugh Robertson
    1 month ago

    Nice cleanup job on the road, Frank, and thanks to Jen for the ride back to the marina after my mini downwinder from there. I was on a 12m, so don't understand what Frank is doing on a 9.5, and wanting a 7.5, but it was probably blowing harder earlier. Nice dinner at Boondocks to end the day.

    Frankie My first session was from 2:30 - 5:30 at the road. It was indeed blowing harder than the later session when you were out on the 12m. See the chart below. The 20-30 knot wind during that time was a bit of a handful on the 9.5. A 7.5 in 25 knots will be more efficient and boost higher because of its lower drag and higher speed. The second session at the road was around 6:30 when the wind was dying. This was shortly after you went out on the 12m at the Marina. I still used the 9.5 since I can ride a 9.5 in 15 knots and hold my ground. I had plenty of power to jump and do tricks. The photo that was posted yesterday was from during the second session.
    1 month ago
  • Frankie
    1 month ago

    The Road was excellent yesterday. We launched and rode up to the beach to put on a show for the beach goers. I was riding a 9.5 Kahoona, but could have easily gone to the 7.5 Kahoona. Around 6pm I went over to the Marina to drag Ken back to the road. Had a great closing session with Kevin taking some amazing photos.

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  • Jen shared a photo.
    1 month ago

    Here's a photo that Kevin took of Frank in the middle of a back roll.