Thursday, July 22, 2010

Righteous Redemption Session from the Sky

Yeeeehaw!

After work yesterday I had a kiteboarding session that was so fun it totally made up for my frustrating session the other day. It ended up being a solo sesh because my buddy who showed up was grounded with air bladder leaks. Being by myself was actually ok for a change because it helped me concentrate and relax and notice the fish and bugs and birds and things like that.

It was also a cool session because I did some line-mounted camera experiments that worked pretty well. (See videos.) The song in the first video is "River in the Road" by Queens of the Stone Age, and the song in the second video is "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse.

Sky View 7-21-10 raceboard from James Douglass on Vimeo.



Sky View 7-21-10 twintip from James Douglass on Vimeo.

3 comments:

Brandon said...

Is that a new jibe I see? Looks like a board flip then some time then you carve into the jibe... is that new? looks cool.

James Douglass said...

Hey Brandon- That's called a "toeside transition". You flip the board around 180 degrees before going into the turn, so that you can carve harder through the turn on your heelside edge. It's pretty fun.

Bela said...

After all I'm glad you started listening traig, Ricm and FredBGG ideas on this thread at iKitesurf:

http://www.ikitesurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15958&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0