Xrated at the Islamorada Invitational
- We at Xrated would personally like to thank everyone who attended and helped
put together the Islamorada Invitational 2004 event last weekend at Seven
Sports in the Florida Keys last weekend. We had strong winds ranging from 20 to 30
knots all weekend. It was an incredible event on and off the water, athletes
pushing the limits on all levels of riding!
The Xrated team was there in full force and stood behind their own
philosophy, to ride hard, learn more, make new friends and have as much fun as you
possibly can! Everyone's riding went to new levels this weekend as most people
started to copy team rider Hamish Macdonalds crazy powered up kite loop style.
Grace Marcel (an Xrated girl team rider), who has only been jumping for 5 weeks
now pulled off her first kite look and is now consistently doing back 720's
with kite loops! This girl rocks, look out guys I think in no time she will be
teaching us all a thing or two.
Hamish Macdonald did get arrested for jumping a police boat and was lead
away in hand cuffs. I agree probably not the smartest thing to do, but that is
Hamish. The police let him go shortly after the coast guard appeared and he
explained that the tack he was on had the right of way and the fact that the
police were under power compared to him being under sail defiantly gave him the
right of way, the coast guard agreed and had him released.
This weekend was the debut of the newest members to our kiting team. The
Xrated girls! Note I said kiting team. These girls rock, they are not paid
models they are kiters, they are hot and into one of the most extreme sports out
there. They all were riding insane all weekend and I can assure you that they
were part of the life and soul of all parties. Out of the eight women's prizes
given out six of them went home with the Xrated girls! All of us here at Xrated
are proud of you, and fully behind you, it is great that you are proving to
the world that this sport is not just for guys. Good job girls!
Along with the normal competition there was also various other categories
judged. (best trick, best wipeout, best "going for it award, best women's
kicker, best women's kite loop) This was the first of its own and was designed by
Xrated on our fist trip to the DR. All riders go out together no mater what
their level of riding or sex and ride for as long as they want while watching and
encouraging all other riders on the water, and all riders are judges. When
returning to the beach the riders are then asked to anonymously vote for who
they thought who was the best in each category. The only rules are, is that you
can only vote once and not for yourself. What fun and an incredible show from
All in all this was a great four days of competition/riding, everyone gave
it their best and put this weekend down in history for our sport.
Here is the full list of results from the weekend, and want to say to the
Xrated team, YOU GUYS AND GIRLS ROCK!!! I hope to see you on a Xrated trip
shortly. The next trip is scheduled to the DR on May 7th and a full list of date
for future trips are posted at www.xratedkiteboarding.com.
For pictures and video of this event go to: www.riccitelliphoto.com or
Thanks again to all Neil Hutchinson.
Pro Men: 1st Mark Doyle, Xrated
2nd Andy Hurdaman, Xrated
3rd Joseph Carneiro
Pro Women: 1st Julie Simsar
2nd Susie Mae
3rd Sonia Fischli, Xrated
Am Men: 1st Jon Modica
2nd Dennis Vassilinine
3rd Dana foyt
Am Women: 1st Kristy Moller, Xrated
2nd Nicci Warshauer, Xrated
3rd Grace Marcel., Xrated
Best Trick: Hamish Macdonald, Xrated (unhooked kite loop to blind to surface
handle pass transition)
Best Wipeout: Billie Blackman
Best "Going For It": "Little Mikey", Xrated
Best Women's Kicker: Bri Chimel, Xrated
Best Women's Kite Loop: Sonia Fischli, Xrated
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- On 2 Apr 2004, at 23:32, Nhukusa@... wrote:
> Hamish Macdonald did get arrested for jumping a police boat and wasThis has to be the coolest thing I have heard of in ages. If you are
> away in hand cuffs. I agree probably not the smartest thing to do, but
> that is
> Hamish. The police let him go shortly after the coast guard appeared
> and he
> explained that the tack he was on had the right of way and the fact
> that the
> police were under power compared to him being under sail defiantly
> gave him the
> right of way, the coast guard agreed and had him released.
listening Hamish, Respect.......