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Old 09-14-2010, 08:56 PM
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Default Surf Expo 2010

Heading back to Surf Expo for 2010. Things have changed a bit at the show, there are still some interesting things to see, do and buy though! Here is the first of a few writeups on the show.

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A look over the convention floor
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Lets swing by the Jimmy Lewis booth staffed by Ken Russell, Garry Menk, Packet Casey, Lola and more! Jimmy Lewis is a long time well regarded kiteboard, SUP board and surfboard shaper based in Hawaii. His products are distributed by Ken and Garry through Fuacata Sports, LLC.

Some SUP raceware, looks fast just sitting on the carpet.

Lola signing away, dazzling the crowd.

Packet shows off the latest JL kiteboard, the Kwad. The funky aster is actually my strobe flash and not part of the factory graphics.

The booth is right next to the SUP board demo pool

Ken is angling for Lola's job as poster child for JL Boards? Uh, no worries Lola, keep up the great job!

The Su-perTray setup on another board. Ever wonder what to do with all your stuff when you're out diving from your SUP board? Here's an answer for you.

Coasting with the Su-pertray off Key West

These young ladies are promoting "rail saver," see below.

Apparently this self adhesive tape has done wonders in rental board operations in keeping the gear in far better shape than normal. Jimmy Lewis liked it so much, he took it on.

Packet showing off the flip side of the kiteboard.

These folks came barreling past on this self propelled long skateboard

There is more to come from Surf Expo 2010 ... Stay tuned!

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Old 09-15-2010, 09:19 PM
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Going back into Surf Expo 2010 for another look ...

They linked to pools with some sliders with a cable towing wakeboarding setup for pros to play with. Got some rocker there!

Let's stop by and say hi to Lightwave Dave. He is here with his boards and Globerider kite gear. Litewave Designs

Dave continues a years long tradition of posing with a pretty lady at the show.

Incoming power boarders

Todd and Damo were walking around the show. Cabrinha

GoPro was at the show in a big way. Lots of videos in motion and action cameras on display. CLICK IMAGE for full sized photo

The new 3-D GoPro camera setup which should be released within the year. They had an excellent demo video using left and right circular polarizing lens filters. No red and green filters needed. The image quality was excellent!

Here is Damon, an extremely capable person on the GoPro team that I've been communicating with for the last year about underwater applications.

Enrique, Jan, Daniel and Damo are up from SW Florida.

Evan and the Mystic booth.

Adrian brought the line of Undeground Boards for this year all the way from New Zealand.


Stopped by the Shred Ready helmet booth to see what is new.

Tom Sherburne the owner of Shred Ready, suggested the Standard Half Cut for kiting applications with the smaller bill. Lots of thought and design goes into these helmets. The Standard is available with either ABS or Carbon Fiber Kevlar Composite shell.

An example of a graphite shell more suited to kayaking than kiting due to the projection. You can get the helmet above this one in graphite as well.

More to come!
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