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RickI 09-08-2004 01:49 PM

SESSION REPORT! - How was it on the water?
How was your last session, epic, good or well ... better luck next time. Unload here riders wanna know how it's going out there.

administrator 09-08-2004 10:18 PM

One of my guys evacuated to Naples during Hurricane Frances. While he was over there he was blown away by the kiteboarding exploits of someone that sounds very much like Damien Leroy. I understand that he wasn't riding alone and the wind was honking and the jumps huge. So how about it, was this a figment of my guy's imagination or was it an epic sess. Details would be welcome.

latino 09-11-2004 05:32 PM

i think youre guys saw (mark and his friends)
but last sunday or monday was a guy rideing alon in 4 st n
in a cabrina 9m or 12m yellow.

GnarShredd 12-23-2009 02:23 PM

Thanks to some of the advice I received on this site, I managed to get some riding time in on Saturday afternoon.
After a morning of struggling to keep the kite in the air at Englewood beach (weak winds and big surf didn't help), I packed-up after some setup/launching/landing practice and headed down to Ponce de Leon park in Charlotte Harbor (which is a lot closer to my parent's house than Englewood beach is).
The wind was more steady here and there were hardly any waves to speak-of, just some light chop. There's a big setup area but not much as far as a launch site goes so I had to get a bit creative.
We made it all work though and I had steady wind for a little over an hour and it was keeping my 12m SwitchBlade pretty happy when I had it trimmed for almost full power. Then the wind started to shudder a bit and after fiddling with power/depower straps, I decided to call it a day.

Overall it was a fun little session for my first time out completely on my own (had someone come with me to help launch/land, but i was by myself in judging riding conditions/spot dangers). I'll post up some more info on the spot for any of you thinking of going out there. There aren't really any hidden dangers, but just a few little things that it might be nice to know are out there if you ever plan a trip.

latino 12-25-2009 05:53 PM

hi GnarShredd
next time you go to ponce de leon call me

ponce de leon is not a biginner spot
and never go alone.

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