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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby mike dubs » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am

That’s Sad to hear. Last saw him a couple of years ago at Tankerton Kent, I was doing a downwinders on my SUP and his was kiting on his blade. We stopped together offshore and had a chat. Too early to go😢mike
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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby RedSky » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:59 am

Oh no!
This is too sad. I met Chris at Camber some years ago, had recognised him from his K48.com website. I still have one of his old Blades with his sail number on it. He took my kitecat out for a spin. The nicest and most unassuming guy you could hope to meet. He led a full life. WAY too young to die. I'm in shock! RIP Chris. :(

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby UKSurf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:28 pm

mike dubs wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am
That’s Sad to hear. Last saw him a couple of years ago at Tankerton Kent, I was doing a downwinders on my SUP and his was kiting on his blade. We stopped together offshore and had a chat. Too early to go😢mike
He was still kiting on Blades 2 years ago?

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby loco4viento » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:12 am

Using my 2004 depower Blade III 10.5 this week and giving K-48 the 🤙🏼 from the warm wind and water of Thailand.
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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby On kiteboarding » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:11 pm

dang. We put him in the movie High. you can check him out at the link on my FB page. great dude. RIP Chris !

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby yzbob » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 pm

I met him in Barbados few years ago, light winds one day, he was the only one out on the water and he was catching some nice waves on the reef, with a 2 line kite! really nice guy, sad to hear this.

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby mgs » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:38 pm

I’m really very sorry to hear this sad news.
I met Chris many times at Camber Sands where I learnt to kitesurf with Flexifoil Blades with Chris showing me how to tune bridles.
Chris was passionate about the kites he used and watching him boost big airs was quite a spectacle.

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby MattyM » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:20 pm

He was a nice guy.

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby UKSurf » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:30 am

On kiteboarding wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:11 pm
dang. We put him in the movie High. you can check him out at the link on my FB page. great dude. RIP Chris !
Could you post a link to that please :D

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Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Postby 3wave » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:41 pm



24.56.

Saw him in the early days at Camber 2003/4 boosting huge on his blades. With boots........
Always smiling .........He was so inspiring.....
RIP.
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