Cruising back into the Orange County Convention
Center for another look at Surf Expo
The runway is warmed up and moving out,
so, let's checkout Caution Kites Santa Cruz ...
The Caution booth.
The New Spitfire II kite with smaller leading edge diameter, 5th line attachment point, 'wingtip torque converter",
glued and triple-stitched seams, and more.
Caution states about the 2005 Spitfire II, "Lighter, Faster, Stronger and Smarter." Some new Caution
product information hot off the presses appears at: CLICK HERE
A closer look at the 5th line attachment point.
The Missing Link (135x38.7) and Red Line Boards(122,132 & 142x38). Boards come with clear Durasurf
9000 base, CO-EX PBT top sheet and a CNC machined core. Caution offers multiple fin options for surf
or flat water riding. The Missing Link is stated to be a mutant-style board with strong upwind performance, easy
bottom turns and effortless riding.
I came across these two girls all togged out for kiteboarding, impact vests, helmets and flipflops?!
I think they had wakeboarding in mind but as this piece is about kiteboarding, soorrrreee, we're
going fly'in NOT draggin!
and on to Dakine ...
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Dakine's NEW massive gear bag intended to carry of ton of gear and still fit within acceptable airline size limitations.
The popular Dakine line of harnesses
The Fusion seat harness back again
and improved for 2005 with even more support, independent power belts, well padded leg straps and lumbar
The Tabu waist harness with an independent power belt, "load equalizer patches", key pocket, emergency knife and more.
New, improved footstraps for 2005
Hanging around the show floor
Flying off the halfpipe.
next moving over to checkout Flexifoil ...
Flexifoil has been building kites for 20 years and this year has Aaron Hadlow as world champion in Pro Kiteboarding.
The Bullet is designed specifically for land traction including snow kiteboarding, buggying and land boards.
It is described as a stable ram air foil for land traction that delivers control and manageable lift.
The NEW Flexifoil Storm III inflatable kite and AH Pro Board. More about the Storm at:
and AH Pro Board at: http://www.flexifoil.com/products/ah_board.php
The Storm underway from: http://storm3.flexifoil.com/
and the Storm control bar at: http://storm3.flexifoil.com/_images/sto ... ormbar.jpg
Landboards are taking off.
Strolling home from another great day at the show ...
See ya later!
oh ... this just in,
The end result of a failed kite "man-lifting" attempt as a result of "anchor pullout". Goes to show, JUST how powerful
the NEW kites are and remember when it comes to manlifting, "just say no!"
'Nite from Orlando and Surf Expo, more exhibitors to come soon!
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