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#1 geoff shotz

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 01:08 PM

alright ya'll- since we seem to be into trying group activities, i'll throw this out there too. do any of you kiteboard or windsurf? i'd love to have someone to ride with once the wind picks up (in about a month). aside from b.j. who keeps pretending he's gonna try to learn to kite, anyone game? maybe a baja surf/kite/offroad spectacular for my next hiatus? anyone? anyone?

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p.s.- the good thing in mexico is, we don't have to eat each other in case of emergency. it's easier to buy someones kid.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:26 PM

aside from b.j. who keeps pretending he's gonna try to learn to kite,



Oh Man!

Yo Geoff I want to learn. I just got bad Attention Defecit Disorder. Let me know when you want to bust out some lessons. I got some good recipies on cooking up small kids!

BJ ( Hyperactive A.D.D.) McDonnell
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#3 Kelsey W. Smith

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:27 PM

Hey Geoff, I'm game! I started Kiteboarding about 1-1/2 years ago and I'm HOOKED HARD!!! This has to be one of the best drugs u can get. I live up in Nova Scotia, Canada, so it's a bit cold this time of year KBing. I want to try snow kiteboarding, but haven't had any snow yet! My wife surprised me for my 40th B-day back in Nov. and we went to Cabarete, DR for a week. It was great, except for only having only 2 days of wind, now that sucked! Needless to say, I didn't get my fix. For the last month I've been looking online for a cheap flight to Florida or somewhere warm to go play. I am assuming you live somewhere warm, LA maybe?? We're hoping to go to Cuba for a week in Mar/Apr. Let me know if your planning any trips!!

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Kelsey W.

PS Nice to see that some other crazy ops like kiteboarding!!! I just bought a 12M Crossbow back in Aug. WOW, what great kite, huge air & hang time ! I love my bow...... B)
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:40 PM

While you wouldn't get me on one at gunpoint, they kiteboard all the time here in Long Beach and I'll be glad to guard the beer while you all go whoop it up.

Jim "we only had three beers to start with, I swear!" Bartell
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#5 geoff shotz

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:48 PM

let's address this in an orderly fashion. b.j.- talk is cheap. and once you are actually try it you'll have no attention span for anything else. jim- that is why there is always a cooler in my truck. anyways we can always go down to that irish pub in naples afterwards and have those mondo burgers and a beautiful pint of guinness. kelsey- beautiful up there, but damn that water is cold. i actually just switched over to the crossbow too. i love it. i was riding in the surf in maui with it in november and couldn't believe how it handled the gusts and the hangtime you can get with it is unreal. i'm not the biggest ripper or jumper, but even i was getting 20-25' of air with that kite off the waves. stop drooling b.j.. the season starts in february and right in front of jim's house is the best beginners spot in l.a.. that means that jim and b.j. have been put on alert. as for kelsey, the carribean sounds great, but the wind is much more consistent in maui. anyways i was in cuba in '95 and you'll be so busy enjoying the food, the people, the rum, the beaches that you'll never ride. it's fantastic if you are allowed to go. damn embargo. if you want a feb. destination, call the folks at real kiteboarding and book a week with them down in cozumel. they are supercool and you'll learn a ton riding with them. let it blow.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:47 AM

OK OK OK!!!


When you go next time Geoff, give me a call. I will go with ya. No problem! But when I learn, then we are making a trip up to mammoth and kite snowboarding up the mountains in bishop! That sounds killer!!!


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#7 JimBartell

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:35 PM

. jim- that is why there is always a cooler in my truck. anyways we can always go down to that irish pub in naples afterwards and have those mondo burgers and a beautiful pint of guinness. the season starts in february and right in front of jim's house is the best beginners spot in l.a.. that means that jim and b.j. have been put on alert.

geoff


Consider me on the case. I will immediately begin an intensive bar stool survey at Limerick's to determine the optimum stool-to-tap distance for freshness and speedy service. I also stand ready to photo-document BJ's learning experience for the entertainment of all.

Jim "shutterbug/barfly" Bartell
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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:53 PM

I also stand ready to photo-document BJ's learning experience for the entertainment of all.

Jim "shutterbug/barfly" Bartell
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Yes, It should be a hoot as I am being dragged across chicks in bikinis on the beach. Geoff do you snowboard? If not, You Will!

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:35 PM

Geoff, if you're offering to teach, I'm down for it. Just let me know when and where. I've only got weekends for the next few weeks available.

Also, when are you getting your OC-1, and what did you decide on... a Hurricane?

My Huki is on order to be built in April. I need a training partner!
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#10 geoff shotz

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:09 PM

do you think we sound like a bunch of spoiled kids in a toy store? seems like we play harder than we work sometimes. oh well, the truth always hurts. as for the lessons, anytime is my answer. as long as there is wind. the best place to actually get in the water and learn is belmont, right in front of jims' house and just down the street from limericks(killer irish pub). once it gets windy i'll teach anyone who wants how to fly the kites on a local beach and then we'll get to the water when you are ready. as kelsey knows, once you learn to fly the kite, the water is easy. and b.j., yeah i can snowboard and snowkiting is on the menu this season. my a.c. is really wanting to try that too. come windy season, let's do it.

geoff

p.s. so you all know, anthony is talking about outrigger canoes. which, you can also rip on with a kite pulling you. think about the possibilities for stupidity there. and anthony, i'm sticking with the hurricane i think.
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:47 PM

you guys do your girlie kite flying. Jim Bartell and I know where the real challenge lies...drunken sandcastle building. While you nuts are experiencing shrinkage and getting nipped at by sharks, Jim and I will be drinking scotch older than our women, building our masterpiece in the sand, followed by a romantic walk (ie stumble) down the beach.

you are all losers

Ron B
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#12 JimBartell

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 05:49 PM

you guys do your girlie kite flying. Jim Bartell and I know where the real challenge lies...drunken sandcastle building. While you nuts are experiencing shrinkage and getting nipped at by sharks, Jim and I will be drinking scotch older than our women, building our masterpiece in the sand, followed by a romantic walk (ie stumble) down the beach.

you are all losers

Ron B


Ron, as always, your eloquence renders me speechless. And thirsty. How much does a sandcastle drink before it gets drunk anyway? But I will need a younger wife or older scotch. Decisions, decisions...

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#13 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:07 PM

you guys do your girlie kite flying. Jim Bartell and I know where the real challenge lies...drunken sandcastle building. While you nuts are experiencing shrinkage and getting nipped at by sharks, Jim and I will be drinking scotch older than our women, building our masterpiece in the sand, followed by a romantic walk (ie stumble) down the beach.

you are all losers

Ron B



I'll fly over you guys and Bomb the castles and strafe the kiteboarders!
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#14 geoff shotz

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:18 PM

"there's nothing like the smell of napalm in the morning."
eric, just don't spill their scotch, we'lll be thirsty after the swim in.

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