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learning in Fiji

Postby tracy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:14 pm

Hey everyone -
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Postby V » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:57 pm

That short clip of you getting yanked was pretty good! :shock: I hope you're riding today!
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Postby tracy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:20 pm

dude... getting up on a board is so much harder than I expected.

I got the whole kite flying down. The body dragging down. Lauching down. I ate so much water yesterday trying to get up on the board it's not even funny.

I took some major face plants. I went flying and landed on my ass and got water where I didn't think it could go....

man oh man.

I have a new appreciation for you guys now!
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Postby palte » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:32 pm

holy cow, fiji? I never thought anyone would go there to learn to kiteboard, must have cost quite a bit, looks gorgeous though.
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guess who got up on the board?

Postby tracy » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:28 pm

No wind for the past two days, but guess who finally got up on a 13m kite today?

wooo hoooo... kite surfing is so freaking fun.
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Postby klatt » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:11 am

Yo, you've written more on that blog than I have in my entire life. How that heck did you do all that from Fiji? I didn't know they had computers of such power there. Come to Chicago's frigid fall/ winter kiteboarding season and we'll teach you what those Fiji people didn't, no drysuits there I bet.
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Postby tracy » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:05 pm

it IS a freaking slooooow
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Postby kris » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:22 pm

[quote="tracy"]
I'm SO not looking forward to putting on a wet or dry suit to freeze my rear end off with booties...... but now that I'm up on the board and riding I now have to buy some gear.

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oooohhhh BoooTies...i read....aahhhh nevermind......geez i need some wind
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Postby klatt » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:38 am

Tracy, you from chi-town?
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Yep

Postby tracy » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:07 am

yep
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Postby rush » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:19 am

Tracy, what happened to all that trash talking? I thought you were going to be jumping after your 3rd session?!?! LOL. I'm glad you are getting hooked. You have to come kite in Florida this winter!

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Postby tracy » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:42 pm

Does accidentally getting yanked out of the water on a gust count as jumping? lol.

It was blowing about 18 knots yesterday with totally random 25-30 knot gusts... scary yesterday! Stuck to the 7m.

Once I get my own gear I'm definitely coming down to visit you in Lauderdale... hope you're ready!
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