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Old 10-25-2009, 02:34 PM
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Arrow naples kiteboarding race

naples , fort myers kiteboarding race
is coming soon
i will start the posting soon

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:00 PM
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This is good to hear. All of the ASI guys are in! Let us know. thx.

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:58 PM
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What month is this going to be held in? Any ideas of dates yet?
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:39 PM
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i vote early December. The calender is empty and this would leave plenty of time for planing and promo.

ideally, it would be great if we could have a florida down wind series. 3 events combine to score for series points.

Naples Race

Coco Race

Tampa Bay finals

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:50 PM
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i vote early December. The calender is empty and this would leave plenty of time for planing and promo.

ideally, it would be great if we could have a florida down wind series. 3 events combine to score for series points.

Naples Race

Coco Race

Tampa Bay finals

Thoughts?
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:03 PM
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Hopefully it's on when I'm visiting so I can kick eveyones butt
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:33 AM
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i understand from Neil that the Jupiter race might be back on. so...

I'd suggest the series could be:

#1 Naples
#2 Jupiter
#3 Tampa (finals)

Low points win (i.e. 1 pt for 1st, 2 pts for 2nd, etc.)

maybe the race organizers from each event can discuss dates with each other and see if a series will work. i'm happy to provide any help i can.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:50 AM
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Isn't that Jupiter race more like a death march? 60 freakin miles?? I dont know if I can handle that.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:04 AM
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Tons of folks have done the race from Jupiter to Ft. Lauderdale, its fun. Need to work up to it a bit but it isn't that bad. Helps to be used to waves. Start doing longer downwinders now and look for waves this season. Riding at Jupiter in typical conditions once in a while could help too. Need to get past that fishing pier even if it is near onshore with a good shore break. Of course, I've never raced in it, just cruised. Still, done it three times, it was a blast each time. After coming in near the front of the pack last time, Kent jumped on his board and did another 30 miles riding back home in Miami!? Only a 90 mile run for fun in a day. Hope Neil pulls it off again.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:59 AM
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it gets much easier if you use a directional board with straps. This allows you to use a smaller kite and to stand more upright on the board which keeps some pressure off the legs. rather than having to edge a twin tip the full time, you are riding the board more flat and using the fins to stay upwind.

60 miles is a challenge given that most of the time it will be on a single tack, but it can be tons of fun. you get tons of energy ripping down the coast dodging wave and trying to catch the guy on front of you. some race, some crusie for a personal challenge. I just like seeing that much coast and finding unique spots to ride.

the most important thing is to learn how to ride very broad (off the wind) as this is not a normal direction for most. to start many riders drop their kites quite a bit because they over ride their kites. at any rate, i actually found the tampa race to be more difficult when it was run in the gulf due to the fact that it is not run on my favored tack and the water was quite choppy during the first quarter of the race.

give it a go, it's a blast.
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