From the first time I saw you kite at the Love In Dave I knew you
were mad too!! :-)))
I know you are not knocking Goshen, when you first watch that video
it looks pretty mad!
Sounds like lots of fun down there behind that rockwall, something I
have to find up here, just found out I need a knee replacement!
That was not one of my better days, but after I let it fully sink in,
I realised I will always be able to buggy, and probably always be
able to fly some sort of kite!
Can't kite in choppy water at all now, need smooth stuff, and then I
can last an hour os so, will be putting off the op for as long as I
can, maybe the fake knees will get better?
Take care of your knees kiddos!
Have fun, cya and
--- In email@example.com, "vide72au" <vide72au@y...> wrote:
> I wasn't knocking Goshen at all... it's great that he has the
skills and confidence to
> pull these crazy things off. Goshen has spent thousands of hours
with his kite and
> knows exactly what he is doing. Thats some pretty good kite control
he has to try that
> stuff on land. not much room for error.
> I know what you mean about the zone... yesterday was one of my
most fun sessions
> ever. There were were about 5 of us out at St kilda behind the pier
in glassy water and
> 20knots just before sunset. All pushing each other, yelling and
hooting. Everyone was
> doing big jumps with multiple spins trying kiteloops and trying to
go bigger than the
> jump before. Even when you blow it and think your going to break
your legs it gets
> addictive and you go at it again with a big grin. I managed to put
some serious heel
> dents in my Naish 4'7 Pro and these are strong boards! I got
carried away on one and
> winded the hell out of myself after jumping way to high and then
looping my kite way
> too late. I have never hit the water so hard doing anything before.
But it was all fun.
> And Julian kidd was inspiring and making it all look easy smoothly
sailing away from
> huge double backs with kiteloops and big handlepasses.
> So I don't 'really' worry about Goshen, but he does push it at
> > > Hi Dave
> > > Have you ever used a traction kite on land, on a buggy or ATB?
> > > Its a perception thing, I have pics of Goshen hanging off 100'+
> > > and rockfaces, he is just the sort of person.
> > > He told me it was a super smooth wind that day, I know the
> > > get a real nice updraft there. He also said he was
just "centered" "in
> > > the groove", I'm sure you know the feeling, you must get it
> > kiteboarding?
> > > I think I have even seen you in the "zone"!
> > > He did lots of jumps that day, blew a few, and walked away from
> > > them unharmed.
> > > We all do crazy things with kites, even kitesurfing is pretty
> > > remember some of your bad days?
> > > I hope he never gets hurt, thats natural I'm his dad, but if he
> > > get hurt, it will be doing something he loves with a passion,
> > > the way he is.
> > > Life is short and uncertain, go hard, have fun all the way,
> > > one else, share your knowledge, its the way we live at
> > > Cya mate :-)
> > > Steve
> > > www.kitepower.com.au
> > >