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Old 12-17-2004, 01:54 PM
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Default LAUDERDALE KITEBOARD BLOWOUT - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Matt with Cabrinha, Dave & Jeremy with Floridakiting.com, Neil with XRATEDKITEBOARDING & Slingshot decided it was high time for a party and DVD fest, this time in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.



They decided to have at it Automatic Slims. WHERE in the world is Automatic Slims?



Well, it's got to be in Ft. Lauderdale in Florida ...


I think we found it, right at 15 West Las Olas Blvd. Let's head in and see what's cooking ...


Slims looks like a nice place




Video's on


The friendly staff gets ready to roll


Hanging out, Damien enthralled with the latest Kiteboarder Mag., probably in the Safety Rick zone ...?


Pete Cabrinha's "Metropolis" is underway ...


The gang's all here


It's starting to fill up, the bar maids have to walk the bar just to get around


Getting into motion ...


Group shot ... Neil and friends






Pete's having a good time too








The lovely CJ (right) and Andrea (left).

CJ isn't sporting an oversized funky ring but in fact a brace for her broken finger. It was fractured about one month ago and she is still going through rehab sad to say. She was out a bit overpowered on a 9 m kite in 25 mph conditions, was drifting away from the support boat down in the Keys and decided to pull the plug by dropping her bar. The kite was fairly powered up when she tried to depower to the kite leash when her wrist leash cuff violently pulled over her hand. In the sudden speed of such things, her finger was badly fractured in the process.

Most kiteboarding companies at one time or another have used wrist leashes. I have owned plenty myself. You need to be careful to firmly (not too tight), attach them, free of sand, etc. that might impair function. Still a few years ago, I moved away from them with a passion for a variety of reasons going to a spreader bar attachment. The "corkscrew of death" comes to mind (when the wrist leash line hangs up on the far side of your bar making the lines uneven, etc.). Loss of movement and other factors were involved as well. Retrofitting wrist leashes to spreader bar leashes isn't that hard to do, something to think about.


Don't you hate losing contacts? Neil is capably giving a hand, uh shoulder ... well you know.


Having some fun now




A professional rider (of horses) and her friend the biker on the right. All types at this get together.


Everybody up ...


Well ok, if you say so




This place is starting to remind me of Baja Beach Club a gazillion years back.




Pete Cabrinha has left the building! Well, sort of.




Well, better hit the road too. Thanks guys for putting on a fun do. Regards to the organizers including ...



CABRINHA



FLORIDA KITING



XRATED KITEBOARDING



SLINGSHOT KITEBOARDING



LOST ENTERPRIZES


AND ... SPECIAL THANKS TO AUTOMATIC SLIMS for hosting this great event!


Automatic Slims
1 E. LAS OLAS BLVD
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-522-8585

and remember ... think about those wrist cuff leash attachments.



Looking good CJ, take care of that finger ...





Nite ... AND
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



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Default LAUDERDALE KITEBOARD BLOWOUT - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Matt with Cabrinha, Dave & Jeremy with Floridakiting.com, Neil with XRATEDKITEBOARDING & Slingshot decided it was high time for a party and DVD fest, this time in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.



They decided to have at it Automatic Slims. WHERE in the world is Automatic Slims?



Well, it's got to be in Ft. Lauderdale in Florida ...


I think we found it, right at 15 West Las Olas Blvd. Let's head in and see what's cooking ...


Slims looks like a nice place




Video's on


The friendly staff gets ready to roll


Hanging out, Damien enthralled with the latest Kiteboarder Mag., probably in the Safety Rick zone ...?


Pete Cabrinha's "Metropolis" is underway ...


The gang's all here


It's starting to fill up, the bar maids have to walk the bar just to get around


Getting into motion ...


Group shot ... Neil and friends






Pete's having a good time too








The lovely CJ (right) and Andrea (left).

CJ isn't sporting an oversized funky ring but in fact a brace for her broken finger. It was fractured about one month ago and she is still going through rehab sad to say. She was out a bit overpowered on a 9 m kite in 25 mph conditions, was drifting away from the support boat down in the Keys and decided to pull the plug by dropping her bar. The kite was fairly powered up when she tried to depower to the kite leash when her wrist leash cuff violently pulled over her hand. In the sudden speed of such things, her finger was badly fractured in the process.

Most kiteboarding companies at one time or another have used wrist leashes. I have owned plenty myself. You need to be careful to firmly (not too tight), attach them, free of sand, etc. that might impair function. Still a few years ago, I moved away from them with a passion for a variety of reasons going to a spreader bar attachment. The "corkscrew of death" comes to mind (when the wrist leash line hangs up on the far side of your bar making the lines uneven, etc.). Loss of movement and other factors were involved as well. Retrofitting wrist leashes to spreader bar leashes isn't that hard to do, something to think about.


Don't you hate losing contacts? Neil is capably giving a hand, uh shoulder ... well you know.


Having some fun now




A professional rider (of horses) and her friend the biker on the right. All types at this get together.


Everybody up ...


Well ok, if you say so




This place is starting to remind me of Baja Beach Club a gazillion years back.




Pete Cabrinha has left the building! Well, sort of.




Well, better hit the road too. Thanks guys for putting on a fun do. Regards to the organizers including ...



CABRINHA



FLORIDA KITING



XRATED KITEBOARDING



SLINGSHOT KITEBOARDING



LOST ENTERPRIZES


AND ... SPECIAL THANKS TO AUTOMATIC SLIMS for hosting this great event!


Automatic Slims
1 E. LAS OLAS BLVD
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-522-8585

and remember ... think about those wrist cuff leash attachments.



Looking good CJ, take care of that finger ...





Nite ... AND
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



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Old 12-17-2004, 03:32 PM
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The original announcement:

AND .... a premier of Metropolis!
See Pete Cabrinha tackle that 70 ft. wave at Jaws



Cabrinha, Floridakiting.com and Lost Surf are putting on an event at AUTOMATIC SLIMS tomorrow night in Ft. Lauderdale. Meet your kite and surfing buds, TALK ABOUT THE GREAT WIND, have some brews, checkout THE MECHANICAL SURFING MACHINE WITH VIDEO DISPLAY and in general have a great time. See Pete tow into the monster wave of the year while Andre and crew rip it up in exotic locales. Cabrinha swag will be offered up to some lucky riders in attendance.


Automatic Slims from: http://www.newtimesbpb.com

Checkout a trailer of the Metropolis DVD at: http://www.cabrinhakites.com/products/dvd.html

It is going off from 7 to 9 pm, or later tomorrow night, December 16, 2004 at:

Automatic Slims
15 W. Las Olas Blvd.
Las Olas Riverfront
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-522-8585

Click for map: http://tinyurl.com/5k29q

Questions? Contact Matt Cohen, Cabrinha Rep. at: 561-254-1441

N.B. - Just heard the time has been shifted to 8 to 10 pm!
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The original announcement:

AND .... a premier of Metropolis!
See Pete Cabrinha tackle that 70 ft. wave at Jaws



Cabrinha, Floridakiting.com and Lost Surf are putting on an event at AUTOMATIC SLIMS tomorrow night in Ft. Lauderdale. Meet your kite and surfing buds, TALK ABOUT THE GREAT WIND, have some brews, checkout THE MECHANICAL SURFING MACHINE WITH VIDEO DISPLAY and in general have a great time. See Pete tow into the monster wave of the year while Andre and crew rip it up in exotic locales. Cabrinha swag will be offered up to some lucky riders in attendance.


Automatic Slims from: http://www.newtimesbpb.com

Checkout a trailer of the Metropolis DVD at: http://www.cabrinhakites.com/products/dvd.html

It is going off from 7 to 9 pm, or later tomorrow night, December 16, 2004 at:

Automatic Slims
15 W. Las Olas Blvd.
Las Olas Riverfront
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-522-8585

Click for map: http://tinyurl.com/5k29q

Questions? Contact Matt Cohen, Cabrinha Rep. at: 561-254-1441

N.B. - Just heard the time has been shifted to 8 to 10 pm!
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