Sunday, September 18, 2016

2016 09 18 - New Kite !

Picked up a new 2016 Cab Switchblade with a 2015 bar.  Awesome.
Met up with James and Pete for the first session.  It is very stable in the air, particularly for rotational tricks - great not to get yanked in crazy directions.  Sits beautifully in position.  The real standout is the new bar - easy swivels to remove tangles and great new lines.  Very excited to have it in the back pocket for the epic trip to Tasmania later in the year.

2016 09 17 - Family day at Brighton

Took Tina and the kids down to Brighton for a northerly session.  Northerlies at Brighton are great - kids can have fun on the beach whilst I have fun on the kite.  Met up with Tarren and his friend Jan, Pete joined us too.  Great northerly - with some solid wind - great to have a totally unexpected session.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2016 09 10 - Morning roarer

Great early morning session at Hampton.  Wind looked pretty heavy at first, so went the small kite.  Fun session in the waves with Pete, Tarren and James.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

2016 09 03 - Toeside forward 360 transition - hell yeah

Dawn session at Hampton with Pete, James and Stu.  South westerly early so we had to go a long way offshore to get wind, but once there it was pretty good.  Still had to work the kite, but pulled a few kiteloops and backloops with kiteloops.  Finally landed a toeside forward 360 transition after many years of faceplants - stoked !
Wind swung pretty heavily west - which opened up some amazing flat water and good power - James and I took full advantage, great fun.  Stu unfortunately got there a bit late so missed the good wind, he smacked his head on his board with an audible thud - horrible to hear.  Seemed ok but certainly put a lid on his fun for the day.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

2016 08 20 - Seaford - mystical wind temple

Somehow we've had a lot of luck at Seaford.  Beautiful beach, great water, and it turned it on again today with fantastic wind.  Pretty sketchy at first, but picked up nicely and was blowing about 22 by the end.  managed a double back rotation on the goofy side today, got to work on height now.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2013 08 11 - Walk of shame

Mt Eliza - Not quite enough wind - direction was great, but only about 16 knots, so it was quite a battle to stay upwind.  

2016 08 10 - No beach, perfect start

I was down at Mt Eliza on a course, so took the kite along and was rewarded with a good 20 knot breeze.  Very limited beach, so launch was a little dodgy on a grassed area.  The beach is massively eroded - there are new beach boxes which have water lapping at them already - crazy stuff.  Wind was nice and consistent, I played pretty conservative as I was out solo.  Got some good air and did a few rotational jumps - just great to be out first thing before charging through the day.