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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby grigorib » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:00 am

Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 pm
grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 am
marlboroughman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:56 am

The wind could double or triple in strength in a hurry and you know it.
The first responders have other things to do than rescuing an obvious idiot.
The hurricane winds are pretty steady. If it's blowing 35 it won't triple.
Also, first responders will risk their lives to save him. And he won't be the first not being risked for.
I respectfully disagree. Hurricane winds are not predictable and steady. The wind is generally crap. Specifically in a case where one chooses to ride in a very large diameter and powerful storm, a feederband could easily have triple the wind in a lead-in gust and would creep up without warning in full cloud cover like I see in the video. This is just hero riding to tell the grandkids one day.
I stand corrected then. Been through only one category 2 hurricane so far which was scary enough and rode its aftermath several hours past the eye passing and winds dropped to 45 gusting some more than that. Scary fun on 5,5m, pretty stable but won't recommend to anyone to repeat.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby marlboroughman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:20 am

grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 am
Also, first responders will risk their lives to save him.
Not true. No first responder will jump into the Ocean to save that guy. They will wait for him to wash out. What are the chances of a SeaDoo being close there and having a spot to launch it? You watch too much Baywatch. Like I said, I am not even waiting to see what happens, I go home and get ready for a hurricane. Good luck Chuck.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 am

Was super bummed to see this...



























Because that was a shit transition and he should have megalooped transitioned in front of that camera.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby intergalactic007 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:20 am

NorCalNomad wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 am
Was super bummed to see this...



























Because that was a shit transition and he should have megalooped transitioned in front of that camera.
It truly was a disgrace to kiteboarding. No one wants to join our sport after seeing the worst transition in the world.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby grigorib » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:36 am

marlboroughman wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:20 am
grigorib wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 am
Also, first responders will risk their lives to save him.
Not true. No first responder will jump into the Ocean to save that guy. They will wait for him to wash out. What are the chances of a SeaDoo being close there and having a spot to launch it? You watch too much Baywatch. Like I said, I am not even waiting to see what happens, I go home and get ready for a hurricane. Good luck Chuck.
Of course, and I thought I typed "not" but I didn't. They will not risk their lives saving one reckless. In our town cops watched a drugged guy run away atop and in the middle of frozen retention pond by mall where he stood until ice cracked and he fell through drowning to his death. Being in cold water he might have been recovered if there was appropriate equipment to get to him fast but there wasn't, just as there weren't heroes trying to get to him so he will pull the rescuer down too.
If it was a young kid or a pretty lady then maybe there'd be a hero but not for an intoxicated male in his twonies, right :)

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby andylc » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:34 pm

I think we all agree that the poor quality of the transition is the most embarrassing thing here, and presumably the reason why he isn't showing his face...

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 pm

intergalactic007 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:20 am
NorCalNomad wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 am
Was super bummed to see this...




Because that was a shit transition and he should have megalooped transitioned in front of that camera.
It truly was a disgrace to kiteboarding. No one wants to join our sport after seeing the worst transition in the world.
So really it was a public service :lol:

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby Bartolo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:39 pm

Eckhardt wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:30 pm
I actually think the conditions during the megaloop challenge were worse
Worse...?! Better! :D Anyway, wind was a lot stronger yesterday. yeah that's for sure.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby Eckhardt » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 pm

That's what I ment. I loved it, although I missed the peak of the storm.

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Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

Postby CaptainArgh » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 pm

andylc wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:34 pm
I think we all agree that the poor quality of the transition is the most embarrassing thing here, and presumably the reason why he isn't showing his face...
:lol: :lol:


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