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RickI 09-26-2010 07:02 PM

Video From Kite - Event Coverage Kite Season Kickoff At Crandon Park
 
Miami Kiteboarding, Cabrinha/ASM, TKS, Slingshot/Neil Hutcheson and a bunch of others go together to celebrate the return of kite season with demos and events. There is a video shot with a GoPro HD mounted on a 2011 Cabrinha Switchblade kite at the bottom of this post.


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Setting up for riding
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Winds were LIGHT for the event. They roughly averaged around 9 kts. with lulls to 7 kts. and gusts to a whopping 11 kts.. Guys were ripping despite this on lightwind gear big boards and good kites, locked in too.


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Christophe and some of the Miami Kiteboarding crew



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Stephan as beach marshal keeps things going



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Lonny shows off his strapless riding ware



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Oliver and Neil stood at about this same spot for the first kite event in SE Florida in 2001.



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Garry Menk's boards including the widest kiteboard ("da piglet!"), I've ever seen!



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Richie is ready to hit it.


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Neils setup, the boards are out.



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Christophe and Paula




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A GoPro HD video shot from a 13 m 2011 Cabrinha Switchblade.

Large display at: http://vimeo.com/15307237

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It was a fun as so many others here. Looking forward to a great season, thanks guys!


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miamikiteboarding 09-27-2010 11:31 AM

Yes that was a great day, good to see all of us at once on the spot.
thanx Rick for being here and take those great shots. Video looks awesome, Genius idea :)

As a quick refresh up for the 2010/11 rules in Crandon , Same as always with few changes :

WHAT CHANGES THIS YEAR :

- New white streamer : shorter & tangle-free.
Note: Lifeguards has INSISTED for the streamer to be FLOWN up on the back of the kite, not on the Harness . They want to be able to identify members instantly
- Fee is $100 / year ; $50 / week ; $20 for the day unless special event
- 15% discount on our services for Members - T-shirt - Member ID card

We also brought up many NEW features at Crandon, already running :

- New kite center & store right on the beach ! Lessons; Rentals; Demo & Gear Sales; Downwiders on weekend; IKO Istructors training
- LIVE WEBCAM viewable online www.miamikiteboarding.com ( cam is on, and running this week online)
- Free WIFI and computer access -
- SNACK BAR -
- Air compressor -
- Showers & lockers - chairs & Umbrellas
- SUP and Kayaks
- FREE clinic for Members once a month: jumps, Racing, Safety, Equipment etc...
- 1 EVENT / month
- DOWNINDERS to the Keys on weekends


WHAT DIDN'T CHANGE :
- 30 kiters max at a time
- Only advanced riders with L3 certification: check-in required
- use channel to ride out and remain 450 ft off the shoreline
- No instruction other than MKB certified coaches
- No riding north of channel when Kids in field trip
- Beach safety Marshall on duty

We will be running many more events.
stay tune on our Miamikiteboarding facebook page , or our calendar on the website.

enjoy the season,


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