Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by David.Tr.. » Mon, 09 Jul 2007 21:37:19


Anyone know of any photos or videos from the event posted anywhere?

Here are the results copied from the website.

Super Frenzy
(1) Wyatt Miller
(2) Rob Warwick
(3) Whit Poor
(4) Nick Allen

Women
(1) Temira Wagonfeld
(2) Ingrid Larouche
(3) Zoe Najim
(4) Tatiana Howard

Kids
(1) Kai Lenny
(2) Bernd Roediger
(3) Vincent Tremblay
(4) Jonathan Poore

Men
(1) Jake Miller
(2) Mitch Gingrich
(3) Lars Bergstrom
(4) Alex Poore

Masters
(1) Peter Najim
(2) Derek Rijff
(3) Dan Thompson
(4) Gary Holder

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ALP » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:54:52


Quote:
> Anyone know of any photos or videos from the event posted anywhere?

> Here are the results copied from the website.

> Super Frenzy
> (1) Wyatt Miller
> (2) Rob Warwick
> (3) Whit Poor
> (4) Nick Allen

> Women
> (1) Temira Wagonfeld
> (2) Ingrid Larouche
> (3) Zoe Najim
> (4) Tatiana Howard

> Kids
> (1) Kai Lenny
> (2) Bernd Roediger
> (3) Vincent Tremblay
> (4) Jonathan Poore

> Men
> (1) Jake Miller
> (2) Mitch Gingrich
> (3) Lars Bergstrom
> (4) Alex Poore

> Masters
> (1) Peter Najim
> (2) Derek Rijff
> (3) Dan Thompson
> (4) Gary Holder

Congrats to all..that mean's Kai comes to the finals in Bonaire...

www.prokidsfreestyle.com

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ratho.. » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:53:58

there are a couple of pictures posted here:  http://forums.iwindsurf.com/viewtopic.php?t=12756

didn't find any video on youtube yet :-(

i'd say the highlight of the event was watching ten-year old Bernd
Roediger sail.  This mohawk touting kid was amazing!  throwing
forwards and vulcans and going for back loops... all w/ a huge smile
on his face.  i took some video that i'll link to tomorrow or so.
winds were solid to begin w/ ... i think most guys were on 4.0 to 4.5,
although the winds lightened up for the later rounds.  i know that
wyatt was on a 5.6 for the final heat, although he said that the wind
kicked in as his heat started and that he could have been on smaller,
but that he rigged bigger b/c he didn't want to be outplaned by the
lighter sailors in the final like Rob and Nick.  i actuall skipped the
final heats to go east and sail the wall... which was pretty epic...
it was my buddies' last day in the gorge and i had promised to take
them out east if it blew...

kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by Steve Elliot » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:35:23

Kevin,

Did you skip _sailing_ the final heat or _shooting_ the final heat? How did
you like sailing the Wall? We just got back from the Gorge in June, and
that place had me intrigued. Altho I never made it there. It sounds kind of
intimidating. Double Black Diamond??? What's that about?

Steve



Quote:
> there are a couple of pictures posted here:
> http://forums.iwindsurf.com/viewtopic.php?t=12756

> didn't find any video on youtube yet :-(

> i'd say the highlight of the event was watching ten-year old Bernd
> Roediger sail.  This mohawk touting kid was amazing!  throwing
> forwards and vulcans and going for back loops... all w/ a huge smile
> on his face.  i took some video that i'll link to tomorrow or so.
> winds were solid to begin w/ ... i think most guys were on 4.0 to 4.5,
> although the winds lightened up for the later rounds.  i know that
> wyatt was on a 5.6 for the final heat, although he said that the wind
> kicked in as his heat started and that he could have been on smaller,
> but that he rigged bigger b/c he didn't want to be outplaned by the
> lighter sailors in the final like Rob and Nick.  i actuall skipped the
> final heats to go east and sail the wall... which was pretty epic...
> it was my buddies' last day in the gorge and i had promised to take
> them out east if it blew...

> kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by Craig Goudi » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:11:16

Hi Steve,

Intimidation is in the mind of the beholder. I love The Wall, and
if you've got a solid waterstart and can sail 4.2 wind, you should be
OK.  The Double Black Diamond stuff has to do with swift current,
a narrow section of river, and what can be (but isn't always) some
pretty stiff winds.

This sets up large rolling (and sometimes breaking) swells, that can
be wall to wall (yuk yuk).  Some of my most memorable Gorge
days are out there with a 3.7, and big clean swells that you can
ride way up river.  The airtime potential is also wonderfull.

Once you spend some time riding those, it's
hard to go back to the Hackery.

-Craig


Quote:
> Kevin,
>  How did
> you like sailing the Wall? We just got back from the Gorge in June, and
> that place had me intrigued. Altho I never made it there. It sounds kind of
> intimidating. Double Black Diamond??? What's that about?

> Steve

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ratho.. » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 04:01:07

Steve,

I didn't compete in the contest... didn't need the stress or the
ignominy of getting destroyed by my buddies ;-)  ...good thing b/c i
sailed myself to death the day before at the hatch, and my foot was
hurting pretty bad (but not bad enough to skip sailing at the wall).
i had planned on watching the whole event, but the wind was calling,
so...

I think the Wall gets a double black diamond b/c the sailing
conditions can be tough.  It's located pretty close to a dam, and the
river is narrow, so when they're letting out a lot of water, the
current rips through at a pretty good clip.  I don't think it's a
particularly "dangerous" place to sail as the river is so narrow,
you'd have an easy time getting to one shore if you had an breakdown,
and there are plenty of places to pull out down river if the current
gets a hold of you.  I guess the most dangerous part of sailing there
is that it's sometimes easy to lose track of the other sailors when
the swell's that big... you just want to keep an eye on everybody so
you know if somebody's gone down and then disappeared behind a swell.
I also hear that some people get vertigo when they are sailing close
to shore as the current is sweeping them upwind.  Not that big of a
deal... just like a strong ebb at the North Tower or delta.  You have
big swell, but you also have dead flat water on both sides of the
river, so even if someone doesn't jibe well in the lumpy stuff, he/she
can always jibe close to shore.

You would have no problem handling the conditions there, Steve.

The Wall, along w/ Roosevelt, are my favorite places to sail in the
Gorge.  They are so much less crowded than the Corridor sites, and the
swell gets so clean and wide.  The water is also a little warmer than
the Hatch as it's upstream of the cold water spilling out of the Hood
River.  Sailed in boardshorts!  :-D

kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ratho.. » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 04:05:52

oh yeah, i took for bay area sailors to the wall for their inaugural
session, and all said it's their new favorite spot hands down, with
two saying it was the best day of windsurfing ever for them... nuf
said :-D

next time, don't miss it!

kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by Steve Elliot » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 04:47:09

I will have to check it out next time. I enjoyed my trip there more than
any other WS trip I took before. I immediately came home and started
scheming for the next trip. Hopefully it will be this season.

Steve


Quote:
> oh yeah, i took for bay area sailors to the wall for their inaugural
> session, and all said it's their new favorite spot hands down, with
> two saying it was the best day of windsurfing ever for them... nuf
> said :-D

> next time, don't miss it!

> kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ratho.. » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 05:01:07


Quote:
> I will have to check it out next time. I enjoyed my trip there more than
> any other WS trip I took before. I immediately came home and started
> scheming for the next trip. Hopefully it will be this season.

> Steve

yeah, i know what you mean.... two places do that to me:  the gorge
and san carlos.

here's some raw footage from the hatch:
http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/windsurf/hatch_july2007.mov

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by wind.s » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 06:31:58

Thanks, how nice that's it's in QT so I can slow it down. I'm so much
closer to nailing these moves... NOT.
Quote:

>yeah, i know what you mean.... two places do that to me:  the gorge
>and san carlos.

>here's some raw footage from the hatch:
>http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/windsurf/hatch_july2007.mov

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by ratho.. » Thu, 12 Jul 2007 01:18:48


Quote:
> Thanks, how nice that's it's in QT so I can slow it down. I'm so much
> closer to nailing these moves... NOT.


> >yeah, i know what you mean.... two places do that to me:  the gorge
> >and san carlos.

> >here's some raw footage from the hatch:
> >http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/windsurf/hatch_july2007.mov

yeah, i almost threw it up on youtube, but i wanted people to be able
to go frame by frame if they wanted to.

kev

 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by wind.s » Thu, 12 Jul 2007 01:52:31

Quote:

>yeah, i almost threw it up on youtube, but i wanted people to be able
>to go frame by frame if they wanted to.

>kev

Mucho appreciated!!!
 
 
 

Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

Post by Bartlomiej Swidersk » Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:16:02


Quote:

> > I will have to check it out next time. I enjoyed my trip there more than
> > any other WS trip I took before. I immediately came home and started
> > scheming for the next trip. Hopefully it will be this season.

> > Steve

> yeah, i know what you mean.... two places do that to me:  the gorge
> and san carlos.

> here's some raw footage from the hatch:
> http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/windsurf/hatch_july2007.mov

The footage is awesome!
Thanks a lot for sharing :-)

Good Sailing,
Bart
www.vistulasurf.net