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Vancouver Kiteboarding School

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2013 Round Up

16 on snow, 72 on water.

My favorite spot is Horseneck Beach, got there 10 times this year
Nahant is second, made it there 5 times
Hardings is amazing, 6 sessions there
I drove to North Carolina twice and rode a total of 10 days there.

88 kiting days is a record for me; 2012 brought me 83; 2011, 80; 2010, 81.

This pace keeps me pure and honest.

I appreciate all the kiters who have been there with me to share the beers afterwards. Masskiting is doing it right.

for 2014, I will attempt to break the 90 mark. Wish me luck!

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Lost Board: High Pines, Duxbury

Hey Guys,

I left my 142cm 2011 crazy fly custom at high pines yesterday afternoon. I dont have my name and number on it, but the guys name and number i bought it from last summer is still one it. there is also an american flag and mass kiting sticker on the deck.

I bought the board from a guy in CT last number and I'm pretty sure your on this forum, so if you see this and remember selling your board to me, please reply so that we can be in contact in case someone calls you with the board.

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2012 Round up

This year marked a transition from being self-employed which I know all of you understand to mean I can flex my schedule around the windy days to full-time employment with a boss who wants me there 9 to 6. I was really worried about what it would do to my kitable days, but it hasn't been so bad.

I got 77 water kiting days and 6 snow kiting days.

16 Pleasure Bay days
9 Mayflower
7 Horseneck
7 Nahant

This movie captures the essence of my kiteboarding experience for 2012.

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kiting in offshore winds

I will be the first to tell you it is a blast, in places like Pleasure Bay, Nahant, Katama, but it is fraught with peril. I refused to do it until I had about 5 seasons under my belt, but I am a cautious kiter. Maybe that is because I come to kiting from sailing and windsurfing, where the first concern is whether you will be able to get back to shore. Some kiteboarders come to our sport from snowboarding or wakeboarding, and while there are many parallels, here is the big difference. When skiing, you are in a very controlled environment, patrolled and roped off.

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Newbie

Took a couple lessons at St. Pete's Beach about 4 years ago. My partner and I live here in Ogunquit Maine with a 3 mile wide beach and are looking forward to getting a handle on this sport and havin' some fun in the sun this summer.
This is the year to GET SERIOUS! I know my partner will be a natural as she is a natural athlete, surfs, and is an awesome wakeboarder. As for myself, we'll see. I have the DESIRE! Currently shopping for the right gear.

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Long Island

I'll be on long island next weekend. Can anyone tell me what the kiting beaches are out there. Also, if anyone else will be there next weekend let me know and we can try to meet up

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A helping Hand?

Hey everybody,

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Season Opener at the Precinct

I wanted to thank Kirk, Allan and the Precinct, and Matt with Cisco Brewers for another terrific event. I think it shows that the kite community is tight. We are all good friends and enjoy each other's company on and off the water. Given the nature of our sport, the situations you find yourself in when another kiter can totally save your ass, it seems of paramount importance that we all know and respect each other. And then, when you are out on the water and you master that new trick, your friends cheer you on which makes you try even harder.

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equipment failures and kiteloop transitions

Arrived at Mayflower, just 2 dudes there getting their gear out of the trunk: English guy who doesn't like to help you launch, and Scott, a retired New Yorker living in Orleans. Scott and I launch each other and I lead him over to the slicks near Chapin. I was really nailing some good kiteloop transitions. Felt good as I had been wanting to get those for a while. Some feel very powered, others not. The Best Taboo is a great looping kite.

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