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by Eric A.
Thu May 17, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Sheboygan Jetty Jump 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Sheboygan Jetty Jump 2012

I bet the rider was just having a great day....you know it.....everything dialed in....buddy filming the action....I bet he just thought....I'm going to flipping boost that pier.....split second decision and bam.....he cleared it.....I can totally relate to the stoke. And to pull it off on film is e...
by Eric A.
Mon May 14, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Sheboygan Jetty Jump 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Sheboygan Jetty Jump 2012

That was pretty sick, balls of steel.....BUT for travelling riders commin across the pond....DO NOT do this In Michigan please. That kinda stuff will get us shut down quicker than you can pull the trigger. Especially if you don't clear the pier. With that said.....All I can say is wow. What size kit...
by Eric A.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?

That would be tough Nico,

I live in Michigan near South Haven. If you go to Ocean Rodeos website you can check out the size info for a Med.

I'm 5'8" and weigh 150 ....fits me great.

If we are both riding in South Haven or you plan to come out to SH contact me and I'll bring it with.
by Eric A.
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Wind Map
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Wind Map

Yeah man...I dig it....pretty cool....I matched it up with the real MET data from the pier heads here in MI and it's pretty accurate.Super cool link . Thanks for sharing. One wierd thing I see is that it's blowing from South to North on the west coast....not sure if it does that much...Maybe it's sa...
by Eric A.
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?

Wetsuits keep you warm by firstly getting wet...ugh...a cold flush then you warm up quickly due to the neoprene, water and body temp all working together. A dry suit keeps you dry....relatively...no cold flush. The drysuit has sealed gaskets on your wrists and ankles with a water proof zipper in the...
by Eric A.
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Cold water right now ...want a dry suit?

I have a Ocean Rodeo Pyro Meduim.....I'll push it out the door for a mear $150.00 Great condition, only been used several times. I'm just not a fan of the drysuit. At any rate...it's cheap, its in good condition and it needs a new home.....buy it...it's a stupid cheap deal. Also have an older LF Div...
by Eric A.
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Montrose Dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: Montrose Dogs

Shoot man...dog beach looks pretty killer. They don't do that in South Haven. You get the ticket. My dog Daisy would be loving it there. Looks like a full on dog party. It's really cool that the city actually made a spot for dogs so they can enjoy the coast too. Daisy Dog will be on tour with me thi...
by Eric A.
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: post 01/09 haven
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: post 01/09 haven

Yeah ...but Scotty...I can't ride like you bro...you rip it too hard mon....seriously

All I could do was easy wave riding this year....BUT next season will be ON.
by Eric A.
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: post 01/09 haven
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: post 01/09 haven

Roberto...I've been out of the mix, Due to back injury and and tough economy I had to lay low for almost a whole season. I missed SO many days, SO many DW's, SO many good times with all my friends that I am just dying now. Rehabbing and dealing with my injury and working has been the gig for me. I d...
by Eric A.
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: post 01/09 haven
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: post 01/09 haven

love the trough.....looks like you are cherry picking for that fat heel side whip off the top.
by Eric A.
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: post 01/09 haven
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: post 01/09 haven

Roberto....love that first shot....such a sweet POV with the kite all low....a seagull POV.
One of the coolest kite line shots I've seen.
by Eric A.
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: snowboard for kiting?
Replies: 20
Views: 7043

Re: snowboard for kiting?

We are in a holding pattern right now with the snow...we got a good dump of about 6-8, BUT we really need a base and more importantly...ICE on the lakes. I'll bet end of January the season will kick into gear. Corss country skiid with the dog yesterday and I was bottoming out...not enough to kite ye...
by Eric A.
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: snowboard for kiting?
Replies: 20
Views: 7043

Re: snowboard for kiting?

I do agree with the advantages that Mike has stated.
I'm sure it is a killer ride.
It would be nice to see the differences side by side.

BUT Damn dude....$479 on sale on ebay ....is EXPENSIVE bro.

I'm a broke dutch drummer....I'm looking for value.
by Eric A.
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: snowboard for kiting?
Replies: 20
Views: 7043

Re: snowboard for kiting?

Aw yeah ...we finally got some snow here...about 6-8 inches last night. My 2 cents. Sorry retailers you are going to hate me. I like to Snowkite on inland lakes, soy bean fields and Lake MI beaches when conditions are right. Corn fields are just downright nasty with all the tractor ruts and stalks e...
by Eric A.
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: michigan kiter hurt at south padre island texas
Replies: 17
Views: 5058

Re: michigan kiter hurt at south padre island texas

Reality check!!! Lloyd Maine is one of my longtime windsurfing kiting buddies. I've travelled a few Hatteras trips wth him over the years. He's a great guy who loves wind sports. He's been on the scene as long or longer than I, and I am a dinasaur. He actually taught me how to do power jibes on my s...
by Eric A.
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Spectacular Sunday at Silver.....11/27/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Spectacular Sunday at Silver.....11/27/11

Yes you did BUDDY!!!!! I'm so glad you finally caught it good at Silver. It's my mini San Carlos. BEST and longest wave I have ever ridden on Lake MI. Stoked you got the hook up and rode the train from the lighthouse to Ursilas's....that is a great ride if your legs can hold out. Gets really heavy d...
by Eric A.
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Sunday strollin'..........Pure Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Sunday strollin'..........Pure Michigan

Sounds like fun.
HH is so nice.
But....did you guys ride?
There was no mention of that....still nice to be out on the coast eh?
by Eric A.
Mon May 09, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kite Speed Board for SPI Kite Round-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

Re: Kite Speed Board for SPI Kite Round-Up

You should call it the Can Opener.
Put a shiner bock label on it and then you'll be winning some events on that bad boy.
by Eric A.
Mon May 09, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kite Speed Board for SPI Kite Round-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2223

Re: Kite Speed Board for SPI Kite Round-Up

Ha...look at that ......can you say....assyemetrical can opener from Hookipa circa 1987? Many of you on this forum may not have a CLUE what I'm talking about, but those that do know the deal. Looks like what Waltze and Naish and the boys were ridin back in the DAY......now THAT is full circle....how...
by Eric A.
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: South Haven fundraiser for Kite area
Replies: 12
Views: 3223

Re: South Haven fundraiser for Kite area

Of course I'll chip in.
Thanks Chris for your hard work getting our kite zone dialed in. This will be a great way to keep us contained in one area. We tend to spread out a bit on that beach.

I lile Mike's input too. He has a ton of wisdom in that beach access.