I got invited to join the Nobile US demo tour, traveling around the USA and Canada for one month.
In this thread you can follow where we are going to stop and find links to videos and pictures of all locations.
To discuss and ask questions, please go to this topic:
These guys will be touring with me:
Dariusz Rosiak - Nobile owner
Mark Shinn - Nobile Owner (from Oregon on)
Mike Blomvall - team rider (until Cape Hatteras)
Scott Currie - NA distributor
This is the current tour plan:
25. May New Jersey
26. May New Jersey
27. May New Jersey
28. May Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
29. May Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
30. May Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
31. May Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
01. Jun Charleston South Carolina
02. Jun Florida
Nobile team rider Mike "The Knife" Blomvall from Sweden arrived yesterday directly from the PKRA Venezuela to join the Nobile USA demo tour. The tour is currently stuck in Vero Beach, Florida. Here the Piper is located and where the plane is ready to be taken around the USA. Dariusz from Nobile has to get instructions and do test flights on the plane first before the tour continues. We should fly out tomorrow with first daylight and fly to Houston, Texas. The forecast looks excellent! Detailed info on where we will go can be found in the Event & Demo forum: viewtopic.php?f=172&t=2348049" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The plane is still not ready and has some problems. Mike and Toby didn't want to wait in Vero Beach anymore without wind, and Mike had to be at the competition, they rented a car and drove for 21 hours from Vero Beach Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas. The weather here has about 30Â°C and the water about 28Â°C. The wind today was weaker than the days before, about 10-14 knots
May 9th: US Wind and Water Open in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Excellent conditions today for the first day of the US Wind and Water Open in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Partly clouded, but 30Â°C air and 28Â° water. The wind always comes up around noon from SE, and blows very steady. 15-20 knots and little kicker waves close to the beach.
5 races for kiting and windsurfing were held, no freestyle, but the freestylers did their freeride show for the spectators.
May 11th: US Wind and Water Open in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - Day 3
3rd and last day of the US Wind and Water Open in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. In the morning the wind was nukin 30+ knots, and the freestyle competition started around noon. The wind got weaker during the day, but in the first heats the riders used 7 sqm kites, switching later to 9-12 sqm kites.