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JUPITER 2004 COMP. PHOTOS & Jan. 28-30, 2005 EVENT DETAI

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JUPITER 2004 COMP. PHOTOS & Jan. 28-30, 2005 EVENT DETAI

Postby RickI » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:03 pm

JUPITER KITEBOARDING COMPETITION


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Put on by Florida Kiting ( http://floridakiting.com )

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Opening up ...

This is the second article on this event. The first was lost in a system crash so I have repeated some of the original photos along with quite a few new ones. This has been put together fairly rapidly so the text is a bit light. This was a lightwind event but the guys and new kite gear pulled off a great show all the same.

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Take a bow Jeremy and Dave of Floridakiting.com, you guys delivered the goods! ... The Event!
Full size: http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/alb ... r_VR_a.jpg

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Packing in ... Sol showed up!

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Andy Hurdman flies along ... Brad Lange pops one

Safety has a long way still to go in Florida given the common lack of helmets, parking of kites in lofting position, lack of adequate buffer zones, etc.. There were quite a few leashes however, more than ever before at a Florida event and particularly among the pro riders. I hope improvement continues and without too many more avoidable injuries to motivate change after the fact.

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Jeff Biege of Best Kites moves ... Damian LeRoy (the WINNER of the pro division riding for Cabrinha) and Jeff shred on out

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George of Kiteflix captures Karen, a visiting model from Switzerland ... throwing spray

*** NOTE: I just reviewed rough video of the Jupiter Event prepared by George of kiteflix.com. We are talking some excellent videography and production work here. George is really tossing off some very nice videos and it just keeps getting better! Look in on kiteflix.com over the next few days for a spot on video for this event.

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Kent Marinkovic skids in ... and takes the beach

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The Best Girls ... Three to go

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Damian flys ... The guy in the helmet shreds off, actually a champion kayaker I understand

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The guys hang out ... hitting the surf

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Jeff looks up while Andy slides in ... Hoofing back upwind for more

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Krista Schwartz hangs out ... and flys!!!

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Kite fans checking out the moves ... Flying

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Jupiter Lighthouse looks over the party at the Square Grouper ... The party
Full size: http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/alb ... VR_1_s.jpg

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Kent tosses one off ... Hamish does likewise on his signature micro board

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Moving out ... the event, waiting for lofting winds!?

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MEATLOAF again, uggggh! ... Oliver inverts

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Luca walks his kite ... hanging out

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The only rider using a helmet at the comp styles aloft ... Andy jumps to it

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Victor slides along ... Best up
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Mom and daughter checkout the action ...


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Sun's up!


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Kent packs it in, lid in place ... Bye for now


Stay tuned ... more to come



Copyright FKA, Inc. 2003

originally posted at:
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Last edited by RickI on Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:06 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Postby RickI » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:05 pm

Geroge with Kiteflix put together a nice video covering aspects of the event at:

http://www.kiteflix.com/jupiter.html




and a few more still shots appear below ...


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Hamish rigged big for light wind.

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Edging under ...

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The now famous couple from George's video

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The event tee shirt complete with aliens

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Up ...

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Andy moves ...

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The champ eases on out

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Floating ...

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Kite Beach

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Postby RickI » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:15 pm

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The Second Annual Jupiter Kite Invasion is COMING!


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If is going off January 20 - 30, 2005. It is all at Florida Kiting's website at: http://floridakiting.com/ or call 1-877-FLY-SURF

For details click: http://floridakiting.com/images/2ndannualrodeo.gif

And schedule click: http://floridakiting.com/event_format_and_schedule.htm

Online registration coming soon!

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Checkout Kiteflix's videos from last years event. The score and editing are brillant imo! Click on: http://kiteflix.com/

go to videos and checkout: Jupiter Kite Invasion and Crushed


It was a blast last year so hope to see you there this time around. It should be GREAT!!!

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Postby RickI » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:00 pm

The Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion is BACK for the fifth year in a row!


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