Thursday, September 24, 2009

AWSI Hood River

After Rooster Rock, The nudist adventure. We headed back to tha HOOD. Found this sweet camp spot on Post Canyon Rd. Slept there for the night. Really nice and quite, no trains hauling coal freight at 3am.

Anyway after a good evening of drinking and talking kite stories. We all headed down to town to get coffee. Who is the first people we run into at the coffee shop? KITERS, Sheldon and Renee from Decosse customs talking with Julian and Slezak about the winter snowboard line up for LF. I am Stoked to see there are more brands that are going to be serious about the snow for 2010!

Also stoked to see Decosse because, they are making me skis this year for the 2010 race season(Thank you for the new Ride!). I want to win this years US Snowkite Nationals again for 2010. Mark your calenders and come race, February 25-28. Most of the event will be held on the weekend. but for those of you that are hard core snow kiters come earlyer and kite!

Anyway AWSI was cool. Got to meet and greet with alot of friends, riders and manufactures. Was stoked that there were that many brands there. Ozone got to show off the new 2010 C4 and demo out the Zephyr. Lots of talk on the C4, new generation of the C kite is going to be the ticket. C shape, C power, C friendly and Usable!!

Not only did I get to try the new C4. But I also got to rock out on the new Underground surf boards! They ride really smooth in the chop and carve turns like no other board. The board has flex and it makes the turns more progressive.

I also have to thank Bill Morrissey of Dakine. To stop and take the time to talk to me about snowkiting and the Snow Kite Masters. Thank you once again of the continued support of snowkiting, and also for the new harness.

Check out the next blog for the Zephyr!! The ultimate in light wind fun and Performance.



Funny Clip Of the Zephyr

Ozone Zephyr 17m from Nicolas Beaugonin on Vimeo.

More coming

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Three Mile fun! + Rooster Rockin

So our first camp spot was a total surprise. As Brian and I drove all the way from Mt. Pleasant, Utah, about 12 hours. We showed up to Three Mile Canyon to camp. To our surprise we got down to the water and there was about 50 cops! For me I don't trust the police, so it was a awkward situation. It must of looked funny when we drove down to the waters edge in the Ozone van. Then we turned right around and high tailed it out of there.

Weird vibe from Cops, so we went to the next exit down the road to camp. After a good night sleep listening to the train that rambles down the canyon. We headed out in the morning to Hood River. We met up with our Friends Tony and Noah of Montana Kite Sports. Then decided where the wind is going to be in the Gorge. The sand bar wasn't looking great, light wind and hot. So we decided to rock down river to Rooster Rock.

What a sweet spot! It is a state park with a great beach and sand to launch kites and hang out on. But even better it is a clothing optional beach!! I got to kite and look at naked woman in the river!!! How much fun is that! Kites and BOOBS yahooooo! Only down fall is the Viet Shlong!! And the old naked dudes, but there is a good share of strippers from Portland.

The wind was cranking at Rooster that day. We were riding 9m Edge's. Also got to test out the new C4 kite by Ozone. It was sweet! I got to test a 11m C4. All I can say is SUPER! The kite is a total hoot. It is a user friendly C kite that totally depowers and still has the punch and bang of a C kite. I was amazed at its gust munching abilities. There will be alot of stoked people to try this ride. It is a totally different feel and jumping with it is like going to the moon. I need to ride the C4 for a afternoon just so I could get use to the boost and glide. Also the speed it moves, what a riot!

From local Gorge riders to visiting retailers everyone that got there hands on the c4. Was stoked on the new generation of Ozones. And loved the fact that they are trying new designs that work!

Zephyr pics and write up!


Patrick Nedele

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mt. Hood

So finally I am making it out to tha HOOD. Making it out west has been a journey. At least I finally get to kite in the Colombia River Gorge. A long awaited stay to actually kite on the river.

Mt. Hood

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Project Cloud 9 Trailer

Project: Cloud 9 from Motz on Vimeo.

We filmed this in Clark about 2 years ago now!! I can't wait for the snow to FLY!! You can still check out the web site too!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Insides of Clark

So after a lot of deciding and discussing, we have decided to sell CLARK!! Ah what!!!, I have heard some other kiters said, "That they would buy it just to stay in the kite comunity!!!" Clark has been the best experince in my life, Traveling, Demoing, the Filming of PROJECT: Cloud 9, and friends that have passed through CLark. We will all miss him. Hopefully Clark will go to a loving home.

It is time to move on to the FUSO.

Friday, September 11, 2009

This is just amazing, what a adventure this would be!

The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

Just another video for you viewing pleasure. I might have to get a new camera to do some thing like this!

Check out his site too!!


May Fly Heaven

So when we got to Lake Millie Lacs, Minnesota. We were instantly welcomed to warm open hands and a place to park our Clark (The R.V.). Thanks to Kathy and Terry hooking us up with the most epic camping spot in between the trees on there land.

Everybody from the Minnesota crew was super nice and loving. I think this crew is very similar to our crew in Colorado. There is a lot of camaraderie and friendship. Everybody for the most part is there to have a good time and hangout around the kite atomoshpere. Even if people didn't kite they hung out and chilled and watch the others rip it up and have fun. Not only that but MN crew reminds me of our crew because they are all partyers just like us. Kite hard and party even harder (to make the muscles stop hurting!!)

As for the spot they ride. Lots of FUN!! The lake is set up super nice. There is a sandy bottom where we rode both days. With a huge sand bar the water was only about waist to chest deep. So it makes for a great spot to ride. Except for the crazy may fly hatch that we endured.

I have never seen anything like that. Massive swarms of bugs called may flies. It only happens about twice a year the locals say! But the big slow flying bug doesn't do anything but fly, attach to your hat or on your back and chill until they die. You get used to them but, if you are squeamish it is not fun. The only thing I didn't like about them is they smelled like dead fish. Oh and they pop like pop corn when you step on them or drive over them with the car.

Anyway sweet demo lots of people got to ride the multiple models and said they were all great.


Patrick Nedele

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mille Lacs Lake, Mn

Ohhh I didn't forget about you guys! Your write up and grades are coming later!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Surfing through life is all I need. I just got a new fortune cookie saying, "You cannot Love life until you live the life you love." Man how true!! I just wish I could win the lottery, so my wish could come true. I am completly and totally addicted to Kiting and Travel. How do I cure my self?

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