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mISS YOU guYS!!!!!!

Postby Big wave John » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:33 am

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Postby West » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:06 pm

Awesome John.........cool runnings bruddah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep posting so we can watch your happenings......... 8)
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Postby sailfish » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:13 pm

What's the kiting scene like in Latvia?
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Postby Big wave John » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:06 am

sailfish wrote:What's the kiting scene like in Latvia?


Tons of Kiters and even more windsurfers.
There are so many places to kite here.The beach is just a bike ride away from my house. Im a few hours drive from open Baltic sea. that place is epic!!!!!
Ive been doing a lot of snow kiting just down the street from my house.
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Postby Pier » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:10 am

That's really cool John!

Keep videos and pictures coming.

We are going to miss you here, are you planning to stay over there for a long time?

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Postby Big wave John » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:25 pm

We are going to be here for at least 5 years.
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Postby Pier » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:34 am

Holy crap, that's quite a mission.

Well, I wish you the best, keep us posted while you explore the kiting spots in the area.

Take care

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Postby V » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:05 pm

John, you were the guy with the backpack strap camera mount right? I see you moved it to the end of your kitebar? Does that get you some good footage or is most of it too bumpy?

Great to hear you are in Latvia, land of my brethren...I hear it is like Corpus, endless places to kite. I hope to get there one day, and wish you luck out there! Have some kugelis after kiting...total energy.
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Postby Big wave John » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:40 pm

V wrote:John, you were the guy with the backpack strap camera mount right? I see you moved it to the end of your kitebar? Does that get you some good footage or is most of it too bumpy?

Great to hear you are in Latvia, land of my brethren...I hear it is like Corpus, endless places to kite. I hope to get there one day, and wish you luck out there! Have some kugelis after kiting...total energy.


Ya I didn't bring the back pack to Latvia.
The new video footage is from a 3ft wooden pole I found and just stuck the Go Pro on it. It was super hard to hold with one hand and it was blowin 40 that's why it looks a little bumpy.
Ya hit me up if your goin to be in the area..
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Postby ironben » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:59 am

one day we got to meet on Baltic sea,
I will start on Polish site.
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Postby Hoosier Daddy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Tribute song to Big Wave John, sung to the tune of Big Bad John (youngsters google Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John).

Big Wave John

Ev'ry mornin' at the beach you could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to Big John.
Chorus: Big John, Big John, Big Wave John (Big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said "Hi" to Big John.

Somebody said he came from the Ukrane
Where he got in a fight in the pourin’ rain
And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Soviet fellow to the Promised Land-Big John
Chorus

Then came the day as the kiters were flyin’
When the big waves were crashin’ and men started cryin'
Kiters were prayin' and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last-'cept John

Through the back breakin’ waves of this God-made hell
Surfed a giant of a man that the kiters knew well
Grabbed his surfboard edge, gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone-Big John
Chorus

Then with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
And a kiter yelled out "There's a light up above!"
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there's only one left in there to save-Big John

With guilt and fear they started back in
Then came that rumble in the deep dark din
And the foam and spray belched out of that wave
Everybody knew it was the end of the day for Big John
Chorus

Now kiting that place again they would not dare
They just placed a cheap sign on the beach right there
These few words are written on that sign:
At the bottom of this break lies a hell of man, Big John
Chorus
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Postby V » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:43 am

Nice to see another songwriter in the group! How are the ribs doing? Good to see you this week in costa rica. That wind was crazy...killer spot.
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