Thursday, December 31, 2009

Culture Shock!!

So after being in Padre for a month, and going back to Mt. Pleasant, Utah. It was the biggest culture sock. Everybody dresses to keep warm. Nobody has tans. The weather is just out right cold. I turn into such a cold weather pussy!

Well at least the 92 Grand Voyager made it back with out any problems but eating oil! Thank you old man that took care of the van for me!! I had a good time driving back hauling ass at 80mph!! Way faster than Clark Speed!

I made it just in time for the season opener! People needed me! Or maybe they needed the C4!! Anyway glad I made it for the Grand Reopening of the new Triangle Bar!!! I wouldn't miss it for the world! I heard the Triangle Bar is going to make a bar slider Wall of Fame!! With Motz as the head of the Club!!

As for the first session's on snow!! Bad Ass!! I love my new Decosse Customs snowboard. What good pop and fun turning board!

The First day was a little bare for snow. With alot of bushes and rocks! But if you sticked around after the weekend it snowed about 2-3feet! Then the conditions were great. With the snow being better, and alot of kiting in SPI. Gliding and Kite loops just happened! Maybe a little early in the season to be jumping so high but totally worth it!! You just got to land everything, right?

Can't wait for the 2010 snowkite season!! Also can't wait to defend my TITLE!!

2009 US Snow Kite Champion!! (SKI)

Maybe this year I will hang up the skis and try it on a Snow board!!!

Oh and Happy New Years!! Let 2010 bring good snow and wind to all!!!



Friday, December 25, 2009

Hard Hand Shakes and Hand Cuffs!

I have been slacking on the blog lately. But there is a good reason behind it! I finally did the unthinkable. I SOLD CLARK the incredible 1986 4x4 Toyota MoHo!! Man what a great trip I had in my very missed Clark.

I can't believe I rambled around the country in a 23 year old motor home. Have to hand it to Clark for being such a trooper for the last 5 years. It gave me some of the best years of my life. It's crazy how much a vehicle can change your perspective on LIFE!!!

Anyway congratulations Sean from Tennessee. He traveled all the way from Afghanistan and flew into Huston. Picked up my ride in SPI, then drove it to Tennessee. I hope he takes as good care of Clark as I did. He was a family member and I disowned him :( Oh well off to bigger and better!!! (FUSO!!!)

Well after selling my rig I had to clean him out. I have to thank Monty from ALWAYS OPEN LOCK AND SAFE. For letting me store 30 kites, buggys, boards, bikes, dishes, everything from Clark! I didn't think that there was that much stuff in my rig!!

Then I looked into renting a van to get back to Colorado. WOW who would pay $800 dollars for a one way trip to Colorado from SPI. So I went on Craigslist and bought a dam mini van. Never thought all my stuff would fit , but it was stuffed from floor to ceiling and from front to back. I even had shit in the front seat. Oh well I got back to Utah for the season opener for snowkiting.

As all of this was happening I almost went to jail because of other peoples actions! Can't we all just get along!! How come dudes need to prove themselves and have to think there tough. Or why do people even antagonize others to the point others crack! All well fights get broken up, tears get wiped up, and the cops should never be called.

I got picked up just for being a witness. Dam, why couldn't I have ran away instead of waking cool!. I would have never thought that the cops wanted to put hand cuffs on me. For what, just because I broke up a fight. Man did it suck. They then later tried to charge me with Public Intoxication!!! What I am here to help not get arrested! How did I get myself in this mess. Bastered SPI cops, they really didn't like it when I put my handcuffed hands in front of me in the back of the cop car!! Why cant I sit comfortably? I didn't think I was a criminal! I didn't do anything wrong!! So why not be more comfortable in the back of the cop car. The cop looked at me like I was crazy! He open the door and said, "You can't do that!!" All I said was, " I just did and I didn't think I was a criminal!!"

Man was Officer Torres pissed at me. He then took me out and switched the cuffs back and put them on super tight. Told me we are going to the scene of the crime and see if I was involved! What!! We get there, one cop comes up to the door and just says you are being charged with Public Intoxication! I looked at the fucker and told him," You don't even know if I am intoxicated!" Cop later says, "well were did you come from?" I told him I came from the bar!!! He then said " Well you are going to jail tonight to sleep it off!" I again said, "You have no proof that I am Intoxicated!". Why are cops so stupid and harassing!

The cop that detained me come over opened the door and said you are going to jail. And if I wanted to do a road side sobriety test. I said, "Shit I have nothing to lose, why wouldn't I take the test! You are all ready assuming that I am intoxicated. Might as well do it, right."

So he took me out of the cop car. He then proceeded to do his road side test. I was just thinking in the back of my head that I was wasted and had to much to drink. But I kept my cool and answered all his questions correct. Then it came to the balance tests. Dam fool don't you know that I am a Yogi master, balance is a joke to me!!! So he made me walk the line. Also told me to hold my foot off the ground and balance while counting all the way up to 30 one thousands! Crazy asshole, I took my time and never faltered and he looked at me like I was crazy.

The cop later told me to relax. He then proceeded to his three buddy cops. I hear them talking and Officer Torres went to his pal and says, "I don't think we can charge him with Public intoxication!" Snap yo!! The other cop said, "Yeah I don't think he is drunk at all!" Then the copper came over and handed my ID and said sorry for the inconvenience and the threats. Then he told me to never put my hands that are in hand cuffs in front of me in the cop car!!

All I could say is thank you and have a good night. They told me to go back to the condo. I proceeded to the bar with my buddy Mark and continued to drink until they tossed us out.

What is the moral of the story. Don't have your friend call the cops and almost put other innocent drunk people in jail.

Well off to the snow for some snow kiting!!



Monday, December 14, 2009

Gawking at the C4!

So I have to admit that for the last 5 years I have been missing one thing! My 13m Fuel! But now my dreams totally came true with something more amazing than a old school fuel.

The C4 has totally put smiles on tons of faces!! Everyone that flys it, be it a beginner to advance pilot they all come back and say the same thing, "This C4 is SICK!!!"

With crazy grunt, pull and pop the kite is where you need it. Also it depowers when you don't need it! Not only that I was throwing down so much because the relaunch on the C4 is almost automatic!! With just a easy tug on the steering line the kite relaunchs with easy be it flat water or in the surf.

I also have to say what a boosting mega kite looping fun ride!!!

I guess you have to try it to believe it!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cold Cold Cold

Here are some earlyer Northerly wind shots from the trip.

It is super cold here on the Island. With the temps being in the lower 40's!! I got sick after doing to many down winders. And to much wind!! We have had alot of rain, and crazy storms. But it is cool to see this place dip into the mid 40's and people start wearing jackets on the beach!!

Well peace