Johnny D

Full Name: 
John DeSalvo
Johnny D's picture

About Johnny D

I am totally stoked to have found a sport that I am passionate about.

Kiteboarding Skill Level: 
Advanced -unhooked
How and where did you Learn?: 
I think that if I had more instruction from the beginning I would have saved allot of time. But in the end it was good mentors that have helped influence my riding. Johnny Hujol, T, Netto and many other riders welcomed and encouraged me to go for it! Which is the very reason MASSkiting has come to be, to return that experience of mentoring and sharing the beach.
Favorite Spots: 
The Encounter!
Favorite Session & Trips: 
How much gear have you trashed?: 
I have trashed lots of gear and even other peoples too.
Other Interests & Hobbies: 

I like to do anything that gives adventure

Topics by user

Type Updated date Replies Last Postsort icon
Forum topic Mk Hatteras Trip 2015Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 21:05 11 by Dunoyer
12/23/2014 - 10:05
Videos Video: Mk Holiday Party 2014Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 14:43 8 by plyons
12/17/2014 - 19:22
Official Events A Miscellaneous EventMonday, February 14, 2011 - 22:35 1 by Sparky
12/11/2014 - 15:58
Session Report Mk Holiday Party 2014Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 14:12 2 by Dunoyer
12/10/2014 - 15:49
Forum topic Inspirational Kite QuotesWednesday, August 14, 2013 - 13:25 9 by brianR
10/21/2014 - 20:16
Session Report Good day at MayflowerMonday, October 20, 2014 - 08:02 1 by windtzu
10/20/2014 - 09:09
Forum topic What I learned about caring for a Drysuit (after 4 years..)Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 15:05 8 by Jumpinjoe
10/18/2014 - 12:20
Forum topic Cape Cod Cottage in Dennis for RentWednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:42 2 by Jumpinjoe
08/21/2014 - 08:33
Forum topic 2010 Spleene RS 135x42Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 19:05 by Johnny D
07/30/2014 - 19:03
Forum topic 2012 Wainman Joke 142x42Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 19:00 by Johnny D
07/30/2014 - 18:59
Forum topic Small Boat for 15hp NeededTuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:31 5 by Dunoyer
07/30/2014 - 07:52
Forum topic Cape wide kiting ban (cont'd members only)Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:39 1 by Jermy
07/21/2014 - 21:25

Recent activities

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Johnny D replied on Group Cabarete trip Jan 24th to the 31st 2015:

Pretty sure I am getting a

01/22/2015 - 00:38

Johnny D changed his comment on Group Cabarete trip Jan 24th to the 31st 2015.

01/21/2015 - 23:51

Johnny D replied on Group Cabarete trip Jan 24th to the 31st 2015:

I just booked my flights 785

01/21/2015 - 21:03

Johnny D replied on Group Cabarete trip Jan 24th to the 31st 2015:

If anyone has an extra spot

01/21/2015 - 08:58

Johnny D replied on FREE BEER! Cupid Splash signup event at Harpoon this Tuesday evening (Jan 20th):

I just joined. Planning to be

01/20/2015 - 13:07

Johnny D replied on Nantucket?:

Yep thanks for taking the

01/15/2015 - 15:15

Johnny D replied on 2015-First MK Polar Bear Plunge and kiting:

I so wish that I could have

01/03/2015 - 10:22

Johnny D replied on Instagram Photo:

I love this! We had a blast!

12/31/2014 - 14:29

Johnny D replied on Your Dream Control Bar:

That LF bar looks like the

12/29/2014 - 15:34

Johnny D replied on Mk Hatteras Trip 2015:

Let me forward this

12/22/2014 - 16:01

Johnny D has updated Videos "Video: Mk Holiday Party 2014"

12/11/2014 - 14:43

Johnny D has added Videos Mk Holiday Party 2014.

12/11/2014 - 14:42


B. Evans's picture
Joined: 08/25/2014
Posts: 4
Johnny - I am planning to

Johnny - I am planning to road trip to hatteras in May with my buddy Jeff who is also on masskiting under "wojo." I heard Masskiting has a big week planned May 16-24 in hatteras and that there may be some space available in one of the houses. If so, I would be very interested in seeing if we could sync up with the crew if there's room available. You can call or text me as well (713)-560-8141.
Thanks man, and looking forward to meeting you.

CraigAPete's picture
Joined: 09/09/2013
Thank you so much Johnny!!! I

Thank you so much Johnny!!! I really appreciate it and its great to know there are good people out there.

DSZ's picture
Joined: 11/05/2009
Posts: 142
15 HP Motor Needed

Hi Johnny D.

David Zingg from Browns Yacht Yard in Gloucester here. We have a "leftover" brand new YAMAHA 15 HP Fourstroke 15" shaft rope start motor with fuel line, tank, freight and prep available to a MKer for $ 2750.00 plus tax. Retail is $ 3540 plus a tank.

Do you know what shaft lenght you need? I only have the one in stock. let me know if you are interested. Its in a box so it needs to be preped which could happen next week.


David Zingg
Sales Manager
Browns Yacht Yard
Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-3200

Drock's picture
Joined: 10/16/2010
Posts: 132
160 door

Is that 160 door used?

Crabnebula's picture
Joined: 11/29/2008
Posts: 436
Hi Give me a call sometime do

Give me a call sometime do I can chat to you w/ mt Washington kite festival in mind...


Until January, tug hill , and then match 2-3,4 2013 we should get out riding!!


jonathanbaker's picture
Joined: 05/02/2010
Posts: 54
any harnesses left over?

hey there. do you still have any harnesses left. I am looking for a large (36 inch waist). Anything in that size? Any way to try before I buy?



Ddoucett's picture
Joined: 04/08/2012
Posts: 5
We will be driving by around

We will be driving by around 5-5:30 but Are flexible and if you have family comments another time will work fine.


geotrouvetout's picture
Joined: 10/07/2010
Posts: 179
hyperflex shorty

Johnny, how much for the hyperflex shorty (L)?


Jumpinjoe's picture
Joined: 12/10/2011
Posts: 423
Sunapee on Sunday

message sent

kitesite's picture
Joined: 08/28/2008
Posts: 255
MV Trip

Johhny D,

Sorry I havent written or called you back about the MV Trip. Working 7 Days and still way behind the 8 Ball.
I have wated to kite there for a long time.
I cannot promise anything, but I will be talking to Luke (cabby) today.
I would like to come out for a day (2 would be a miracle!)
What are the Dates etc....

Hope all is well.


Florida's picture
Joined: 12/10/2010
Posts: 12
Floor space at Tug?

Johnny D,
Is it your birthday? If so Happy Birthday bro. Know of any floor space at Tug?


junior's picture
Joined: 12/28/2009
Posts: 55
found new friends

I first would like to thank Johnny D for his kindness and support to get into the sport,i'm happy that i have found this comunity ,and i plan to be around for while i'm looking foward to meet new people that enjoy the sport that i'm going to persuit,after sign up fill minutes later i go some reply that was great to find out that i have found people willing to help....thank you all...and specially thank you Johnny D for putting this great comunity together..........