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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm

kite pants would really tie it all together!

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby Flyingseb » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm
kite pants would really tie it all together!
Only way to deal correctly with that setup! :lol:

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby TheRussian » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 am

Flyingseb wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm
jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm
kite pants would really tie it all together!
Only way to deal correctly with that setup! :lol:
lol.... I may even have a pair in the deepest darkest recess of the shed !!

Oh the memories - BUT check out those bindings he was rocking WAY back... I tried to copy him using a boat wakeboard back in 02 or 03!!!! Image

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby Flyingseb » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 am
Flyingseb wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm
jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm
kite pants would really tie it all together!
Only way to deal correctly with that setup! :lol:
lol.... I may even have a pair in the deepest darkest recess of the shed !!

Oh the memories - BUT check out those bindings he was rocking WAY back... I tried to copy him using a boat wakeboard back in 02 or 03!!!! Image
Well yes, memories...
Clearly Flash was one of its kind, like you don’t see often in such sports. In my opinion, he has left a big hole, that nobody was able to fill after he’d “vanished”.
Watching him ride was always entertaining, pushing the limits of the sport back then.
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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm
kite pants would really tie it all together!
I know they've become the butt of jokes, but I would totally use those now. I live in sunny Florida and have a family history of skin cancer (my father has them removed every couple of months and had a melanoma a couple of years ago). I already wear long sleeve rashguards and hats when I'm out. I managed to track down Chip Wasson (I think, if I remember correctly) to see if there were still any of those out there from his company Ultra Nectar, but there weren't. May have to try and make my own from a few pairs of boardshorts or something.

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm

Flyingseb wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 pm
TheRussian wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 am
Flyingseb wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm


Only way to deal correctly with that setup! :lol:
lol.... I may even have a pair in the deepest darkest recess of the shed !!

Oh the memories - BUT check out those bindings he was rocking WAY back... I tried to copy him using a boat wakeboard back in 02 or 03!!!! Image
Well yes, memories...
Clearly Flash was one of its kind, like you don’t see often in such sports. In my opinion, he has left a big hole, that nobody was able to fill after he’d “vanished”.
Watching him ride was always entertaining, pushing the limits of the sport back then.
I agree. Flash had his own unique style that just didn't look like anyone else. Wonder what ever happened to him...?

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby Flyingseb » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 pm

SENDIT! wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm
I agree. Flash had his own unique style that just didn't look like anyone else. Wonder what ever happened to him...?
I think he’s still living in Hawaii, but kind of dropped out of the radar. Maybe not being anymore a Naish rider is what caused this? Also at a time it was the end of big air style, it was all about handle pass and kiteloop, a difficult turn to manage? Many professionals back then couldn’t adapt to these new figures, which brought new riders as well. Crashing loud and spectacularly became a trend.

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Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Postby JakeFarley » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm

SENDIT! wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm
jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:30 pm
kite pants would really tie it all together!
I know they've become the butt of jokes, but I would totally use those now. I live in sunny Florida and have a family history of skin cancer (my father has them removed every couple of months and had a melanoma a couple of years ago). I already wear long sleeve rashguards and hats when I'm out. I managed to track down Chip Wasson (I think, if I remember correctly) to see if there were still any of those out there from his company Ultra Nectar, but there weren't. May have to try and make my own from a few pairs of boardshorts or something.
Think I will have my mother-in-law make me a pair of kite pants out of one of my old kites. :D


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