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 Post subject: Photos from the 2009 Islamorada Invitational
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:02 am 
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Thanks to Brad, Ray, all the troops, sponsors and RIDERS! What a great day. Here are just a few shots of the action, lots more intriguing photos will be added soon.


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Tommy whips one up



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Damo jumps spotted by a gull



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Sean boosted real strong throughout



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A scene from one of the morning course races. The guys are running tight.



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Looks like Ken is going for a Miami Vice hair dunk, worth style points!




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Billy clears the roof of the Cheaspeake? Close.



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Jon moves out



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Excellent caliber of riding



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Ken scoping out the bridge for a jump? Not.


Haven't even put in hardly anything from the am course race yet. Lots more to come.


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 Post subject: Re: Photos from the 2009 Islamorada Invitational
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:24 am 
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Sean moves, prepare for boarders!



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Damo does what he does so very well, upside down




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Melissa and Jamie launch at the same time



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Billy passes, the sailboat is a great backdrop and uh prop, if you tangle with it. One guy did, kite only, photos to follow


Stay tuned ...


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 Post subject: Re: Photos from the 2009 Islamorada Invitational
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:26 am 
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Heading back for a first look at Sunday. There are hundreds of shots of Saturday and Sunday still to be gone through, more to come on this. First starting out on the equipment. None of these folks are wearing helmets sad to say. Ken with Jimmy Lewis was, must want to stick around for that great kid of his. Something to think about, while you still can.


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Understand this was Melissa's first time going off a kicker



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Billy passes off the Egypt Pyramid or Temple of Doom, something like that, while Hunter rolls video of the action



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Andy passes off the kicker as Damo rides back upwind



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Jon ramps up as Mike watches



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Billy slides as Jon works back. That is Holiday Isle in the back, actually a substantial distance away, no where near as close as it looks



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The guys came up with the idea for a dead downwind race with some tacking points to round along the way starting at the sand bar. They're waiting for the start here.



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They're off!


More on the way!


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 Post subject: Re: Photos from the 2009 Islamorada Invitational
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:29 am 
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Starting in reverse, well maybe. Anyway, day II came out of the soup first so here you go. The event has continued this week and should go through the coming weekend.

For now, here's (part of) Sunday ...


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Everybody is flying



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Kent was warming up for the downwind race and ripping all over the place, fast.



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Let's go hit the equipment. Very few of the riders to almost none were in helmets. Sad thing, nothing that I recommend either. Despite that I didn't want to suppress the photos, this time, or Photoshop everyone's head off, etc.. Next time someone well known gets badly injured or killed, folks will likely rethink how they approach this sort of thing. Sad that it takes that sort of tragic event to bring focus on easy, obvious precautions. Anyway on to the shots ...


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Andy rides out as Hunter grabs some video



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Jons passes as he pops off the pyramid as Mike grabs some video



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Billy's out of there



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Damo does a fly by



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Wetting down the kicker



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Andy putting on some speed



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Mike grabs some shots from the end of the slider, " ... please don't crush me!"



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Birds and kites



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Lots of riding talent on the water



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Stacey pops a ralley




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Jon kicks off as Hamish slides by on a skimboard




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Mellisa and Stacey rip along the shallows



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Hamish was going off everything on a strapless skimboard. Must use real sticky wax!



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Things don't always go as planned



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Gebi kicks off



Lots more to come, be right back!


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