Freestyle Frenzy Cape Cod Report? Anyone?

Freestyle Frenzy Cape Cod Report? Anyone?

Post by ratho.. » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:42:33


Anybody go to this and want to give us a report?  Dan?

TIA

kev

 
 
 

Freestyle Frenzy Cape Cod Report? Anyone?

Post by nikit » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 05:01:56

There was little wind on Saturday, so they only competed on Sunday. I
think Mike Burns won it. He was head and shoulders above everyone else,
doing Flakas, one-handed spocks and other stuff, whereas other guys
were trying to land Vulcans or were doing non-jumping freestyle. Not
sure if Mike is a pro or not, but he looked really good. There were
probably about 10 people competing and I don't think they had a
pro/amateur divisions - everyone was on the water at the same time.

Then Whit Poor showed off his stuff and he had a 10-minute sail-off
with Mike (Whit did not compete in the Frenzy, I think). Well, Whit
seemed to be head and shoulders above Mike (no offense - Mike is pretty
amazing too). He made some really cool moves (I could hardly believe he
got probably 3ft up in the air off flat water doing a shove-it) and
looked pretty effortless doing his stuff. Even though he fell on
probably half his moves, even those looked effortless! I envy people
who live in locations where they can watch these guys on a regular
basis. Pretty inspiring.

Quote:

> Anybody go to this and want to give us a report?  Dan?

> TIA

> kev


 
 
 

Freestyle Frenzy Cape Cod Report? Anyone?

Post by Florian Feuse » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 05:59:12


Quote:
> There was little wind on Saturday, so they only competed on Sunday. I
> think Mike Burns won it. He was head and shoulders above everyone else,
> doing Flakas, one-handed spocks and other stuff, whereas other guys
> were trying to land Vulcans or were doing non-jumping freestyle. Not
> sure if Mike is a pro or not, but he looked really good. There were
> probably about 10 people competing and I don't think they had a
> pro/amateur divisions - everyone was on the water at the same time.

> Then Whit Poor showed off his stuff and he had a 10-minute sail-off
> with Mike (Whit did not compete in the Frenzy, I think). Well, Whit
> seemed to be head and shoulders above Mike (no offense - Mike is pretty
> amazing too). He made some really cool moves (I could hardly believe he
> got probably 3ft up in the air off flat water doing a shove-it) and
> looked pretty effortless doing his stuff. Even though he fell on
> probably half his moves, even those looked effortless! I envy people
> who live in locations where they can watch these guys on a regular
> basis. Pretty inspiring.

Hello Nikita

Mike is pretty amazing - even more so for an amateur.
I wish we could have met for a chat, but I wasn't even sure I was going
to make it there (car trouble).
I was there on Sunday demo'ing KAsails next to the Mistral/North stand.
Did you get to try some gear?

Florian /FFF/

 
 
 

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Post by nikit » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 06:17:54

Trying out some gear was one of my goals for the windfest, but I was
having such a blast sailing my own kit, I didn't bother. :) You
might've seen me with an orange Ezzy Wave 6.5. However, I remember that
at one point there were 5 of these sails (all 2006 orange, but
different sizes) on the water, so it might've been hard to pick me out.
:) Brightest sails ever...
Quote:


> > There was little wind on Saturday, so they only competed on Sunday. I
> > think Mike Burns won it. He was head and shoulders above everyone else,
> > doing Flakas, one-handed spocks and other stuff, whereas other guys
> > were trying to land Vulcans or were doing non-jumping freestyle. Not
> > sure if Mike is a pro or not, but he looked really good. There were
> > probably about 10 people competing and I don't think they had a
> > pro/amateur divisions - everyone was on the water at the same time.

> > Then Whit Poor showed off his stuff and he had a 10-minute sail-off
> > with Mike (Whit did not compete in the Frenzy, I think). Well, Whit
> > seemed to be head and shoulders above Mike (no offense - Mike is pretty
> > amazing too). He made some really cool moves (I could hardly believe he
> > got probably 3ft up in the air off flat water doing a shove-it) and
> > looked pretty effortless doing his stuff. Even though he fell on
> > probably half his moves, even those looked effortless! I envy people
> > who live in locations where they can watch these guys on a regular
> > basis. Pretty inspiring.

> Hello Nikita

> Mike is pretty amazing - even more so for an amateur.
> I wish we could have met for a chat, but I wasn't even sure I was going
> to make it there (car trouble).
> I was there on Sunday demo'ing KAsails next to the Mistral/North stand.
> Did you get to try some gear?

> Florian /FFF/

 
 
 

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Post by weed.. » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 06:31:00

Quote:

> Trying out some gear was one of my goals for the windfest, but I was
> having such a blast sailing my own kit, I didn't bother. :) You
> might've seen me with an orange Ezzy Wave 6.5. However, I remember that
> at one point there were 5 of these sails (all 2006 orange, but
> different sizes) on the water, so it might've been hard to pick me out.
> :) Brightest sails ever...



> > > There was little wind on Saturday, so they only competed on Sunday. I
> > > think Mike Burns won it. He was head and shoulders above everyone else,
> > > doing Flakas, one-handed spocks and other stuff, whereas other guys
> > > were trying to land Vulcans or were doing non-jumping freestyle. Not
> > > sure if Mike is a pro or not, but he looked really good. There were
> > > probably about 10 people competing and I don't think they had a
> > > pro/amateur divisions - everyone was on the water at the same time.

> > > Then Whit Poor showed off his stuff and he had a 10-minute sail-off
> > > with Mike (Whit did not compete in the Frenzy, I think). Well, Whit
> > > seemed to be head and shoulders above Mike (no offense - Mike is pretty
> > > amazing too). He made some really cool moves (I could hardly believe he
> > > got probably 3ft up in the air off flat water doing a shove-it) and
> > > looked pretty effortless doing his stuff. Even though he fell on
> > > probably half his moves, even those looked effortless! I envy people
> > > who live in locations where they can watch these guys on a regular
> > > basis. Pretty inspiring.

> > Hello Nikita

> > Mike is pretty amazing - even more so for an amateur.
> > I wish we could have met for a chat, but I wasn't even sure I was going
> > to make it there (car trouble).
> > I was there on Sunday demo'ing KAsails next to the Mistral/North stand.
> > Did you get to try some gear?

> > Florian /FFF/

I couldn't make it but ran into Fred Vetterlein Monday morning at
Kalmus Beach who gave me the results. 1. Mike Burns 2. Sergay <sp>
didn't get his last name 3. Fred Vetterlein.
 
 
 

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Post by Florian Feuse » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 06:35:39


Quote:
> Trying out some gear was one of my goals for the windfest, but I was
> having such a blast sailing my own kit, I didn't bother. :) You
> might've seen me with an orange Ezzy Wave 6.5. However, I remember that
> at one point there were 5 of these sails (all 2006 orange, but
> different sizes) on the water, so it might've been hard to pick me out.
> :) Brightest sails ever...

LOL! It was a total Ezzy fest. I think I saw more SE Waves than Prydes
on the water....
We could have used a little more wind for the GPS speed thing (and to
sail our 5.0s) but it was pretty amazing there was any wind at all.

Dan, where were you?

Florian /FFF/

 
 
 

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Post by marc rose » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 11:37:47

Hey Nikita and Florian,
I wish you guys would have introduced yourselves to me at the
EZZY/HiFly/Chinook booth.  (Unless you did not want me to know you were
there!)  I was out for about 2 hours on Sunday with but spent most of
my time on the beach.  And Nikita, I heard a good story about you.  One
of your friends told me that he met a friend of his who had just flown
in on a jet prior to the Frenzy.  While passing over some body of water
he noticed some windsurfers below and was able to pick out one very
bright orange sail amongst the pack, for which he mentioned
enthusiastically.  Your friend, whose name I can't recall, said it was
you on your EZZY.  That sail really does stand out. (I got almost all
Orange for my '06 demo quiver - 7 out of 8 sails)

                                        Marc

Quote:


> > Trying out some gear was one of my goals for the windfest, but I was
> > having such a blast sailing my own kit, I didn't bother. :) You
> > might've seen me with an orange Ezzy Wave 6.5. However, I remember that
> > at one point there were 5 of these sails (all 2006 orange, but
> > different sizes) on the water, so it might've been hard to pick me out.
> > :) Brightest sails ever...

> LOL! It was a total Ezzy fest. I think I saw more SE Waves than Prydes
> on the water....
> We could have used a little more wind for the GPS speed thing (and to
> sail our 5.0s) but it was pretty amazing there was any wind at all.

> Dan, where were you?

> Florian /FFF/

 
 
 

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Post by Florian Feuse » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:28:24


Quote:
> Hey Nikita and Florian,
> I wish you guys would have introduced yourselves to me at the
> EZZY/HiFly/Chinook booth.  (Unless you did not want me to know you were
> there!)  I was out for about 2 hours on Sunday with but spent most of
> my time on the beach.  And Nikita, I heard a good story about you.  One
> of your friends told me that he met a friend of his who had just flown
> in on a jet prior to the Frenzy.  While passing over some body of water
> he noticed some windsurfers below and was able to pick out one very
> bright orange sail amongst the pack, for which he mentioned
> enthusiastically.  Your friend, whose name I can't recall, said it was
> you on your EZZY.  That sail really does stand out. (I got almost all
> Orange for my '06 demo quiver - 7 out of 8 sails)

Hi Marc - I had no idea that was you. I talked to you briefly after
recovering my (only) chinook base for the n-th time from your HiFly
freeride.
marc [grumpy]: "hey, you sure thats yours and not ours?"
me: "yea, [you bet your ass] that's mine"
;-)

Sorry, I am new to this.

Florian

 
 
 

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Post by nikit » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:38:33

Hey, Marc, I didn't know you were there. I guess we should've issued a
roll call for all rec-dot people who were coming. I walked by the
Ezzy/Hifly stall, it definitely attracted my attention, but then I
didn't really see the point in demoing Ezzys, since I already had a
couple of '06 sails anyway. :) Then I didn't demo any others since I am
so happy with my sails, I didn't want to waste any time of a good wind
day on trying to figure out some other brand.

It was nice to see so many Ezzy sails on the water. By my rough count,
there were at least 10 out of the total 50 sails on the water. That's
pretty impressive for a relatively small brand. I don't think any other
brand had more. Happy to see them multiplying.

You probably talked to Scott about the jet flying over us sailing. The
place where we sail is just a couple of miles away from the airport, so
in certain winds they come right over us for landing. In light winds it
actually creates some powerful vortexes and it sounds very cool
(sometimes they even create water/sand devils). So I am not surprised
that someone saw us sailing (and that orange Ezzy is REALLY hard to
miss), but it was interesting that Scott's friend, whom he hasn't seen
in ages, saw us sail and then ran into him in town the very same
evening!

Quote:

> Hey Nikita and Florian,
> I wish you guys would have introduced yourselves to me at the
> EZZY/HiFly/Chinook booth.  (Unless you did not want me to know you were
> there!)  I was out for about 2 hours on Sunday with but spent most of
> my time on the beach.  And Nikita, I heard a good story about you.  One
> of your friends told me that he met a friend of his who had just flown
> in on a jet prior to the Frenzy.  While passing over some body of water
> he noticed some windsurfers below and was able to pick out one very
> bright orange sail amongst the pack, for which he mentioned
> enthusiastically.  Your friend, whose name I can't recall, said it was
> you on your EZZY.  That sail really does stand out. (I got almost all
> Orange for my '06 demo quiver - 7 out of 8 sails)

>                                         Marc


> >H
> > > Trying out some gear was one of my goals for the windfest, but I was
> > > having such a blast sailing my own kit, I didn't bother. :) You
> > > might've seen me with an orange Ezzy Wave 6.5. However, I remember that
> > > at one point there were 5 of these sails (all 2006 orange, but
> > > different sizes) on the water, so it might've been hard to pick me out.
> > > :) Brightest sails ever...

> > LOL! It was a total Ezzy fest. I think I saw more SE Waves than Prydes
> > on the water....
> > We could have used a little more wind for the GPS speed thing (and to
> > sail our 5.0s) but it was pretty amazing there was any wind at all.

> > Dan, where were you?

> > Florian /FFF/

 
 
 

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Post by marc rose » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 19:28:11

Hello Florian,
I make a world wide apology to anyone- including you- who felt I was
grumpy.  Like some of the staffers, we had to walk the length of the
beach to bring back abandoned gear and it gets confusing from our
perspective.  Next year it's yellow paint on the components and NO
GRUMP.
                                          Marc

, > Hi Marc - I had no idea that was you. I talked to you briefly after

Quote:
> recovering my (only) chinook base for the n-th time from your HiFly
> freeride.
> marc [grumpy]: "hey, you sure thats yours and not ours?"
> me: "yea, [you bet your ass] that's mine"
> ;-)

> Sorry, I am new to this.

> Florian

 
 
 

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Post by Florian Feuse » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:35:25


Quote:

> Hello Florian,
> I make a world wide apology to anyone- including you- who felt I was
> grumpy.  Like some of the staffers, we had to walk the length of the
> beach to bring back abandoned gear and it gets confusing from our
> perspective.  Next year it's yellow paint on the components and NO
> GRUMP.
>                                           Marc

Please don't worry; I know exactly where you were coming from.
;-)
Next year I will also remove uphauls from my rigs, so beginners don't
feel tempted to climb back onto boards with their harness hooks digging
into thin carbon decks.

Florian

 
 
 

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Post by Elle » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:05:25

Marc,   how about red paint?  Roger's stuff has yellow on it (a
greenish yellow), and mine has green (or pink...). Not that we've been
able to get to Cape Cod for a few years, but we do seem to be neighbors
at various booths over time for these things.
 I do wish that people would bring the gear back to where they took it
out from. Some of us don't need all that hiking around. I also wish
that the organizers would recognize that the unloading and loading,
carrying of vast amounts of gear, is a lot of work, and placement
closer to parking would be nice.
   wishfully thinking,
Ellen
Quote:


> Hello Florian,
> I make a world wide apology to anyone- including you- who felt I was
> grumpy.  Like some of the staffers, we had to walk the length of the
> beach to bring back abandoned gear and it gets confusing from our
> perspective.  Next year it's yellow paint on the components and NO
> GRUMP.
>                                           Marc

> , > Hi Marc - I had no idea that was you. I talked to you briefly after

> > recovering my (only) chinook base for the n-th time from your HiFly
> > freeride.
> > marc [grumpy]: "hey, you sure thats yours and not ours?"
> > me: "yea, [you bet your ass] that's mine"
> > ;-)

> > Sorry, I am new to this.

> > Florian