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Oldpeople
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How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby Oldpeople » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:57 pm

Here's how I spent my birthday.
Kiting with two friends from france, one from finland, two from colombia.
San andres, colombia
winds 18 kts
Water temp 80 degrees
Air temp 82 degrees
Clear smooth water
14 m epic screamer
North 128 cm jaimie board
Nice back 720's
Finally some nice dark slides!
71 years old
It doesn't get much better than this!

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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby borist » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:25 am

sounds good :thumb:
when I'm retired I hope to spend the whole winter like that 8)

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Toby
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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:35 am

Best way to spend it !!!

And lucky me, I know exactly what and where you do it...paradise!

Enjoy for many more years to come!

Happy birthday!!!

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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:10 am

Happy Birthday, OldPeople, and may you have many many more. Still progressing at 71 (dark slides.....check; back 720's......check). You da' man! :thumb:

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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby downunder » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 am

Man, you're killing it! All the best!

And, I would looove to see your dark slides! Come to Perth and show to youngsters how its' done!

Oldpeople
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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby Oldpeople » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks all,

What really helped me with dark slide was this article
https://www.iksurfmag.com/technique/int ... lide-grab/
I do the slide (no grab yet) without a loop , just powered up. The article really helped on the starting position. Sitting back and then pushing knees forward and tripping over the front edge. Before I was alway popping and then throwing myself forward over the board.
I did think of one thing that would have made my day better.......being 35
I admit to being envious of all you younger guys and how many more years you all have to kite.
Toby how many tricks will you be up to after 25 more years?

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Re: How I spent my birthday... the stats

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:00 pm

No idea. Landing so many now, but still have a list of 1300 to do.

For sure more possible, but need to be more and more acrobatic to land them...that’s contrary to me aging.

Will push as long as possible of course, but there will be the day where I won’t land them anymore.

But that day will leave thousands of tricks for the young coming riders.
And I hope by then we will have an Airstyle tour with lots of prize money. Anything else would be sad for the sport.


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