I thought this would be an interesting topic- Which forum users have you met in real life?
I have met a few over the years- all of them turned out to be very cool people!
I met users Don Monnot and Mark Chatwin over the past year or two, and both were very nice guys- very knowledgeable and respectful kiters. From what I remember, Don got a good session in here on his visit, and Mark got a small session or two, but the wind gods were definitely NOT in his favor throughout his stay.
Mark was pretty much as I had envisioned him, but I have to admit, my pre-conceived notion of Don was far off base! (hahaa) I guess I had pictured him as a "portly gentleman" (possibly of Hawaiian descent) who turned out to be a fit, smooth looking business man- about 100 pounds lighter than I had envisioned!
I once stayed with Top Hat and Bernie in a hotel and both were BEYOND HILARIOUS! I haven't laughed so much in my life hanging with those two!
I also met Toby during the same time, but did not get to see him ride because we had no wind. I will say that he was pretty damn cool, (despite my actions on his forum.
) and his English is better in person than in his postings.
I may have met Supa-EZ at Surf Expo this year, but not sure. If he is indeed the guy whom I think, he's much cooler in person that I figured him to be.
Anyway, the forums are pretty tired and boring these days, so I thought this would be a "fun" topic to discuss. Come to think of it, it may bite me in the arse really hard, but hey, that's the world we live in and I have certainly earned a few jib jabs from most of you guys on here. (Feel free to let me have it!) Either way, it was nice to have put faces with the forum handles and I am glad to have met you folks!
So, who have you met, or who would you most like to share a session with?