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b-rad 03-07-2009 06:59 PM

FIRST LOOK - II09 Saturday & Sunday
What a fun day! Thank you all who helped make this happen! We had great wind, incredible riding and good times on the beach.

I didn't have a chance to take any pictures, but I'm sure there were lots taken. Maybe you all could put some up.

Today we ran course racing: men's and women's, and freestyle. There were some dramatic heats and fantastic finishes...more to come.

RickI 03-07-2009 10:06 PM

Thanks to Brad, Ray, all the troops, sponsors and RIDERS! What a great day. Here are just a few shots of the action, tons more great images have yet to be looked at and processed. Stay tuned for that.
Tommy whips one up
Damo jumps spotted by a gull
Sean boosted real strong throughout
A scene from one of the morning course races. The guys are running tight.
Looks like Ken is going for a Miami Vice hair dunk, worth style points!
Billy clears the roof of the Cheaspeake? Close.
Jon moves out
Excellent caliber of riding
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.

RickI 03-08-2009 08:25 AM

Here's a few more from yesterday, there are so many more interesting actions shots.
Sean moves, prepare for boarders!
Damo does what he does so very well, upside down
Melissa and Jamie launch at the same time
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 ...

RickI 03-08-2009 10:50 PM

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.
Understand this was Melissa's first time going off a kicker
Billy passes off the Egypt Pyramid or Temple of Doom, something like that, while Hunter rolls video of the action
Andy passes off the kicker as Damo rides back upwind
Jon ramps up as Mike watches
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
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.
They're off!

More on the way!

JL_USA 03-09-2009 12:32 AM

Thanks to Brad and Seven Sports
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Big Ups to Brad for resurrecting the Islamorada Invitational.
It's a great event that attracts good vibes, top riders, and wind as usual. sponsored the first place prize for the Amateur Mens Freestyle event. Sean Reyngoudt stomped an incredible final heat to win a JL Model 3 board. (see attached photo)

Thanks to Seven Sports for allowing us to set up a demo station and for carrying the entire JL line of Kite and SUP Boards. We had a great time and will be back soon. I always forget how close Islamorada is to Miami.


Steve-O 03-09-2009 06:34 PM

That looks like a great event!!!!

No matter how many times you've been, pics like that make you wish you were there.

Happy Birthday Gabe!!!!!!!!

b-rad 03-10-2009 09:06 AM

nice shots...thanks...

any more?

RickI 03-10-2009 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by b-rad (Post 39314)
nice shots...thanks...

any more?

Thousands, was stuck in Miami on business all day yesterday. Should put up a bunch more today. How are things going down there?

b-rad 03-10-2009 11:05 AM

well, it's light...even had to cancel lessons yesterday afternoon...but everyone is so worn out after the weekend that nobody really minds!

We are watching the weather and planning for the weekend; I'll keep in touch!

thierrydehove 03-10-2009 12:16 PM

As usual... Nice and pro photos... thanks for sharing
working on mine also.. soon online ;-)

Thierry Dehove

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