Heading into Surf Expo 2008. Pulled together some interesting photos from the show.
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The guys have been working hard and it, uh, shows?
Greg, LW Dave, Dimitri and Toby tough it out, arrrggghhh!
Toby of Kiteforum with Marina of The Kiteboarder Magazine team up and shoot the show.
Toby explained his production schedule to me. He would soup the video in the imaging processing application and then set his alarm to fall comatose for two hours. Then BRRRINNG and back at it. He kept this up for the whole weekend I think. There were two teams shooting the show also including Ryan and Zach. You can see all the videos at: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2351308 There's commitment!
Folks were wearing themselves out using this funky gyro conditioning doohicky.
The representative was telling me that the kiters playing with this thing were
doing as well as full time body condition folks with the gadget. So, is it
unhooked riding or beer to explain our remarkable prowess?
The Hat-meister tools into the show in Hat livery. He wanted a copy of this to go to his mom, Mrs. Hat?
Damien and Todd move out at the Cabrinha booth
Lonny shows off the mighty comfy Cabrinha Synch board bindings
Dimitri of Eclipse visits Nick of the new kite gear accessory line, Malestrom. Before you can say "Bob's yer uncle" Dimitri is tagged and on clearance. Actually the tag came off the board. Malestrom specializes in low price accessories for schools and new kiters.
Neil Hutchenson of Slingshot and X-RATED Kiteboarding
Lou Waiman launches his kite company
Ryan poses with Lou
Cameron up and coming ripper sports his riding ware
The latest in Standup, just (don't) add water?
Dimitri and son
Adrian Roper all the way over from New Zealand fills Ryan and Zach in on Underground Boards for 2008
PJ's but can you kite in them?
Lonny, Katrina and Paula hang out at the Cabrinha booth. Not only is Lonny a marvel at strapless riding, he does it with his eyes closed! Amazing!
They had three or more fashion shows a day. The models were also pretty incredible dancers too.
You asked for it, you got it! Indoor kiteboarding at the Expo!
Andy of Transcend having a good show
Dave and Dimitri intercept Nicci as she rolls by the Eclipse booth
The Naish Booth
Stretch into it. This lady has some amazing almost gymnastic moves on the stage.
Who kicks Mike Bradely in line? This capable young lady does, outstanding chair massages. Dimitri may even offer up a happy ending? (PASS!)
Mike just opened up a new retail kiteboarding shop in Cocoa Beach, FL.
They guys are working on Popeye forearms and sucking down some suds courtesy of Lou Waiman at the end of the day.
We love Popeye! A swarm of runway models drifts through.
Evan of Mystic shows off some of those amazing harnesses
I got mine, you got yours? Toby sports his autographed Hat shot.
Ryan and Nicci, newlyweds, working the show floor together
Billy Blackman shows off his Billy Bar, this year with detachable bungies
Christopher and Claudia "KiteGirl" Nyguard in from Oahu staffing the PASA booth. Christopher was telling me about some new affordable individual rider and school insurance PASA is now offering.
See you from the Expo for now ...