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Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby Osprey1 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:53 am

IMO Shawn Richman was one of the most innovative kiters of all time with a unique, artistic and powerful style. Is he still kiting? The last video I saw was of him and Jesse throwing down at Squamish. Are there any more vids in the works?

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Re: Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby yomotha » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:09 am

He definitely had a unique style that I didn't see anywhere else. I also wished to see more from him over the years.

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Re: Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby PullStrings » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:57 am

Here's a fun video to watch.... published August 2015

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Re: Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby lindseym » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:39 am

TOTAL AGREE !! There was something about Shawn's style that was magical. In one of the KOTA video summary he does this massive inverted front coming into the camera. Very inspiring. All said, I think he was working as an arborist or something for awhile and then moved to Africa with his GF (??) Not sure. He and I communicated several years ago on FB and he seemed to be doing well.

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Re: Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby tautologies » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:51 am

I talked with him a few years ago. I think he got tired of the kiting pro life and started his own company outside of kiteboarding. He still kites and looks like a superstar doing it.

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Re: Whatever happened to Shawn Richman?

Postby Toby » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:36 am

Shawn rocks with his powered Style.
Always enjoyed his videos.
Too bad not seeing anything anymore.

But happy to see Jesse ripping it up now.

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