Friday, February 29, 2008

New kit on the way!

Yeah! A big fat Fedex shipment is on its way with a new Quatro wave stick and a few new '08 Goya W3D's, plus a new make boom to test. Stoked!

Here's a photo of Mr. Goya himself showing how these sails are meant to be ridden.


Check out this new video from Canadian windsurfer Phil Soltysiak training in El Yaque. Best of luck to Phil on the 2008 PWA Freestyle tour!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

For Sale...

I've got a few bits and pieces for sale. Here's the start of the list:

2007 Quatro Wave 76 - $1075. This stick is a sweet ride and in near mint condition. Buy me!

2007 Goya Wave 5.3 - $450. A nice grunty wave sail with full X-ply. Rigs on a 400 (rec'd) or 430 (with some turban). Red/Black. Good condition.

What else...
Hm, might have a couple nice Streamlined standard diameter extensions for sale, maybe a smaller MFC USbox wave fin... small junk North Comp boom. I have accumulated a few bits and pieces. If you are looking for something in particular, just ask.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Goals for 2008.

It's winter, there is nothing to do but dream of tricks. What are your goals for the year?

For me, the goals are the same as they have been for the last 3 years. I failed miserably to learn these in NZ, so I have no idea how I will find the time here in North America.

Flakas. Shakas. Pushloops. Big forwards.

That's all. I'm not asking much eh?

Flaka attempts messed up my shoulder in the fall and it is still in bad shape. Amazing how switching to an underhand grip with the front hand would have prevented it all. Wierd anatomics.

Shakas - I don't think they are as hard as they look. I made one in NZ, but haven't had much luck since. They are SO cool looking. I'm all over them this year, in fact, I'll take them happily over flakas...

Pushloops. Just needs some conditions to try them, which seem to alude us here in Canada all the time.

BIG forwards. Yes, I became a wimp after dinging my MCL in the Gorge on a flat landing. Stalled big forwards. Yup.

What are your goals? Have a great 2008 where ever you are with lots of wind and waves!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Grubby in the Gorge

My buddy Greg got this short Grubby clip from a trip to the Gorge in 2004. I just started nailing them that year and utter bewilderment usually set-in after realizing I finally landed another one.

Monday, February 04, 2008

MFC Fins!

Looks like Pio will be hooking me up with MFC! Thanks Pio!
Now all I need is for all this damn snow and ice to melt...

Friday, February 01, 2008

Off-Topic: Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is some neat stuff. While in NZ, I spent five weeks 'interning' at EcoInnovation in Taranaki. It was very interesting and has stoked my fire to get into the industry in the long run. Not sure how it will be done, but it will be done.

Anyway, just trying to keep abreast of developments. My good buddy Craig emailed me a few links. As someone who likes to be well informed, Craig does a lot of reading and is probably my best portal to neat projects like these.

Take a look at them if you are interested.
- NanoSolar - Huge potential in the field of photovoltaics.
- Magenn - A pretty innovative wind turbine idea.
- ThermoEnergy - Clean coal burning?!?! OK, it's not renewable, but very pertinent!