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Postby busski » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:29 am

Hey,

Article about kiteboarding with a pretty funny graphic "what's a kiteboard?

Flying on water

Kiteboarding and windsurfing: Spring weather brings out fans of these modern sports, which were ancient modes of transportation

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... IEG5V1.DTL

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/ar ... V1.DTL&o=1

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/ar ... IEG5V1.DTL

-Christian
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Postby Sander » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:27 am

Cool article. Puts a positive light on windsports.

Alameda instacrowd?

I'd never heard that one about Chinese & Polynesians kiting in the 13th century.
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Postby clints » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:42 pm

yeah, I think kiting in the 13th century is BS. Regarless, it's a good article and will definitely increase the crowd in Alameda. Last weekend, there where plenty of new faces there and the kites where just everywhere on the beach. Should we put a sign like the one's at 3rd ave so that everyone know the beach kiting do's and don'ts.
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Postby Bob » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:24 pm

LMG were you interviewed for this article about some of your equipment from back in the day?
"Some bars have a reel that allows relaunches in crowded waters"
Pickle Fork Board photos???
Did you EVER shape one of those???

Clints - I think there are guidelines in the reader board case that LMG made on his dime and hung on the end of the shack. They may be faded by now though...
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What a lame paper

Postby zgur » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:08 pm

No wonder the Chronicle keeps loosing money...in their own backyard, there are some of the best conditions in the WORLD, and many stoked riders.....yet the picture they use has a 5 year old board - LAME!!!
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Postby clints » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:42 pm

About the sign on the reader board. I know it's there but it's not really visible to civilians and even to the new kiters. I like the signs at 3rd ave cause they are very visible to both kiters and civilians and wish we have the same signs put up in Alameda.
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Re: What a lame paper

Postby knyfe » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:51 pm

zgur wrote:No wonder the Chronicle keeps loosing money...in their own backyard, there are some of the best conditions in the WORLD, and many stoked riders.....yet the picture they use has a 5 year old board - LAME!!!

2 line bar !!!! and the wonderful Pickle fork board !!! Good old times already, G
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