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Free Style !!! - Kiteboard Masters Pt. II

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Free Style !!! - Kiteboard Masters Pt. II

Postby RickI » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:53 am

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Heading back to Miami and Crandon Park for more of the Kiteboarding Masters 2008 (in 2009!?). Photos from the day appear below in no particular order. (Click photo for full sized image.)



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The Port of Miami is just to the north. You can see traffic ease in and out through the day with kiters ripping in the foreground.



First a couple of looks at the course race again ...

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Another view of things just before the start.
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Just after the start and the kiters are stretching out. Who do you recognize in the stream of racers?
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Shifting gears from the course race to free style ...


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Looks like lenticulars are forming over the Stubai, whoops shifted a bit too far. Back to Key Biscayne. By the way, be sure to checkout the write up and photos for the course race in the first part of the day HERE. Some unusual perspectives came out of that one.



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Stacey throws a ralley



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Spectators get off on the action on the water



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Melissa comes in for a landing before Dave



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Damo checks out the world inverted, passing along



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Joe is having a blast and it shows



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Jose gets ready to head out



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Incoming



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Tommy reaches almost grabs the bar in a pass but just misses. He threw moves down hard continuously throughout.



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There can be a lot of sprinting in these events, proven by Will booking back upwind with able assistance from Stacey helping out with his board.



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Damo, Billy and Dave line up



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As an aside, I didn't know that normal sized amphibious cell phones were out. You can take this phone into the shower. Why would you want to do that anyway?



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There goes Christophe striding north over the flats




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Lonny shows off some of that excellent "no straps" balance. Hang in there!



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Damo passes as Will moves in



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Joe Risotto pops one



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Up and out there



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Stacey throws one


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Tommy slides out



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All Melissa's stretching pays off



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Damo books in



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I am not sure what is going on but it looks backwards and Gebi is pulling it off of course



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Coming in for a touchdown



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May have to rename this a kiter's stretch, used to be named after hurdlers. Garry walks in the background.



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Times like this you really appreciate those crunches!




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Reminds me of a snowboarding move



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The Kahuna just out from Best



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Burning in


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Champion form shows, lots of other hot talent on the water too



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The wind eased just following the completion of the free style event. Unfortunately halting the session on the new mega slider. Next time! Garry paddles out on a JL standup board



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The winners of the free style competition, Damo taking first for the men and Melissa for the women. Great job to all!


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Damo wins the best trick of the day award



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It was a fun day, thanks!

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