Friday, April 3, 2009

Week In Review, Not Really

I don't have much, okay I have nothing. I forgot to keep track of my links. But I did get the new Surfers Journal yesterday and I can't stop staring at the cover. I am obsessed.

Now, I'm gonna say that this girl is hot, but it's not in the way you're used to when checking out hot girls on the Internet.

I love this picture.

11 comments:

Dinosister said...

this is all Uncle Steve's fault, for buying you your first pin-up calendar when you were little, lol. At least you go for the classic pin-up girl look....

Dinosaur Trader said...

C'mon. She's so far above a tawdry "pin-up girl" that it's not even funny.

That calendar he got me was great though. I was 13.

-DT

loanme5 said...

Deep

Pete said...

one of these days when you smarten up you'll realize kiteboarding it 10x more fun than surfing. scroll down

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2323765&start=3430

Dinosaur Trader said...

Pete,

Actually, there's an article in the new Surfers Journal about kiteboarding.

Basically, what I got from it is that you surf when the winds are offshore and kiteboard when they're onshore. Problem with kiteboarding is if you go down on a big wave getting tangled in all the shit.

-DT

Pete said...

not true- on, side-on, side, and side off. on is hairy if u put the kite down in the surf, but others are safest. i dont go in off - if u break something a mile out ur going to ireland.

there are safety releases on the kite control bar. ive released and retrived my kite at the shore break and also gone thru the surf dozens of times dragged by my kite still attached.

check out episode 5. around 7mins in some nice kitesurfing. this dude is 2nd in the world.
http://www.kevinlangeree.com/capessessions.php

Dinosaur Trader said...

The guy they profile is Ben Wilson.

I'll check that vid, but nothing will ever be as simple and perfect as good surf for me.

Also, this is a direct quote from the article, FWIW.

"'Kitesurfers are definitely a bit gay,' says Wilson. 'Almost all kite's are rainbow colored.'"

-DT

Pete said...

ben wilson is the real deal for kitesurfing. youd be a perfect fit for kiteboarding

Dinosaur Trader said...

I kind of hate gear... but I'd definitely give it a shot.

Another problem is, what do you do if there are a couple of kitesurfers at the same break? I mean, if I'm surfing, I hate to see a dude with a kite out there cos I'm afraid they're gonna take my head off. If I saw 2 kitesurfers, I'd get the hell out of there and curse them.

-DT

Pete said...

http://xtremebigair.com/KiteXPO/

checkout first pic - nj break in the future

loose rule is stay away from surfers, or if only break - kiteboarders stay downwind of surfers so if you crash your kite you dont put u in danger

Pete said...

read ur question wrong- if multiple kiters - upwind guy puts his kite up high and downwind rider puts kit low when you are passing on opposite tacks. ive seen tangles but it's rare. also like surfing- you establish a loop and everyone takes their turns on waves