Sunday, January 8, 2012

SnowKite Masters is FREE 2012




Febuarary 3,4,5, 2012

Come one come all to the best snow kite event out there!


Snow Kite MASTERS! At Skyline, Utah

www.snowkitemasters.com


Not only is it the Coolest, biggest, longest running event!

It is FREEEEEEE this year! With alot of swag and prizes to still be won from all the sponsors! oh and it is sponsored by SKA brewing! what is better than that!

Skyline is one of the most premier drive up snow kite locations in the US. It features terrain from beginner to advance. It also just got dumped on! And has some of the most snow pack every year! High in altitude it gets consistent wind from all directions.


I know I will be there!

Peace
Patrick
www.snowkitemasters.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hello

Here is some Christmas bowl skating fun. Me and my friends decided we needed to get out of the house to play with Santa's new toys!

What a amazing afternoon at the Port A skate park with little kids egging us on. And entertainment from the Red Neck Skater in Cow Boy boots!!!

And soon we will be on the snow in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and possibly Idaho! Hope to see you out there Friends!





Peace!
Patrick Nedele.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The start of a new Year!

Sorry I haven't kept up with this but I will start again to keep the people in touch with what is fun!

Wish I could kite everyday but here is a good alternative to a no wind day!

Go FLy PPG







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuWsjQ6cGW4



PEace,

PatrickNedele.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

Utah lake Demos










It was great to show up in Utah again and stop off at Ozone Head Quarters!! I love to come back and see that my job has been working! When people want kites, we try to give em what they want!!

I get the easy job of giving them a drug like the Zephyr!! Then I hook em on something they want! What an addiction, who would have thought people get so hooked on kiting! I know that I have a problem, I am an addict. I don't know what I would do if I didn't kite. Or have good kites to fly! My addiction has brought me across the country now a couple of times and all I want is more, more, more!

I hope my addiction has rubbed off! I know it has in Utah. With there being just two different riders, an Ozone rider or just the other guy! Do you want to be just the other guy? Your still cool other guy but you would be way happier on my drug! OZONE!! I accept all kiter friends but I guarantee you will have a bigger smile with me! Try it you might like it, Catalyst, C4, Edge, Zephyr's......

A kite for every rider. If you are just starting or are a surfer the Catalyst is your ticket. If you're a ripper or just a fun rider C4 might float your boat! If you're fast and furious, you might want the fast moving high jumping feel of the Edge. Or If you need a kite for the light wind to the heavy you better get the Zephyr, my one-kite quiver!!

I love them all. Just depends on how you want your ride to feel or how you want to feel your ride! Remember no lame ass PULLEYS! Direct to kite feel and just smiles after that!

I know my cronies in Utah love em! They just need to sell last years 09's to buy this years 2010 now!!

If you an't got no money save it for the one kite that matters, the ZEPHYR. I pinched all my pennies to get one you should too!

Peace
Patrick Nedele

Friday, June 11, 2010

Colorado For a Minute then jump to Utah.

Driving out of Texas was long but beautiful. With the land scape ever changing. Some sections of the drive being extremely boring, especial without a stereo! To amazing sites of Wind energy mills being erected to the Czech stop that sold Czech breads and sausages! I also drove by the town of Zephyr!! And the world Famous Zephyr store!!

Thanks for friends in Lubbock, Tx It was a good stop off point for a shower and conversations. After sitting in front of Georgie for so long you need a break. Even though the view is amazing, from Georgie's viewing platform. You sometimes just need to stop and smell the flowers!

We drove through New Mexico quick then home for a minute, Colorado! To have Mom's home cooked meal. Do some laundry, wash the truck, and figure some other things out. I wish I could stay longer but sometimes the job just keeps me rolling!

Next stop Utah lake for some demos for the Utahin's

Peace

Patrick Nedele


A little Slide show of the TRAVEL's

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Willies Place!!






After amazing couple days at Lake Ray Hubbard I got to drive back to Utah. But on the way I got to stop at WILLIES Place!! This truck stop is bad ass. I guess Willie Nelson the country star owns the joint. Willie won the truck stop in a card game from Carl Corneillus who made his own town and built a truck stop named Carl's Corner.

He prides the trucks stop with his Willie Bio Diesel! I had to put some Willie diesel in the the truck! Why not right! The bio smelled good coming out of the exhaust! A little like French Fries!! The truck got something like 16mpg that tank!

Maybe we should all run on Bio Fuels. Willie might be catching on to something here. I heard he travels with his huge tour bus to his concerts and in tow Willie pulls a gigantic fuel trailer with his Bio!! That a way Willie run something that is good for the environment and the engine!


Georgie thanks you Willie!!

Peace

Patrick

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lake Ray Hubbard - Dallas, Texas







Once again the drive was just amazing to see. Dallas is a huge city! I was worried on where I was going? I would have never imagined that there was such a massive kite community just out side of Dallas!

With tons of lakes in the local area. Most of the wind riders go to Lake Ray Hubbard. Which I guess for the area this lake gets the cleanest fetch and strongest winds. Not only that there is a great launch area. With nice grass to pump up on, great big shade trees to relax under. And a close parking lot to bring your gear to the launch area.

The water was nice and refreshing, a little different for being in fresh water again. With no burn in the eyes and nose from the salt water. It was nice, but did it clog my nose and ears from all the city run off into the lake. The water looks clean but I guess the guys say there is some pollution in the lake. But what city lake doesn't have pollution!! Who cares just as long as we get to slide on the water and get cool!!

I really like visiting old friends Fillipe and my Photo buddy Gustav! I also met alot of new friends during my visit. With everybody loving the Zephyr and some riders rocking the C4's. The Zephyr was the right kite for the inland lake. With winds that blow light and some gust's that can be handled with the Zephyr. Valli and Migiel said they would be trading in there 17m Contra's and 17m Waroo's They were amazed with the depower and looping ability's of the Ozone Zephyr!!



Thank you Fillipe for the great BBQ dinners and letting me park Georgie at the top of that steep driveway of yours! Also thank you Marie fro taking those great Pictures.


Peace

Patrick Nedele

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wild Cat you got to Love it!






I love this spot in Corpus Christi. What a nice grassy field to rig and launch from! The water is shallow, warm, nice and sandy. I just love the crowd and the peanut gallery that is always chilling under the palapas in the shade. P.J. being the master instructor is present almost daily to teach for Pro kite surf.

From teaching most of the cronies that hang out at the park, P.J. has built a really good following to hang out with and kite with at Wild Cat Park in Portland, TX. I was amazed at the skill most of the riders had! Also amazed at the commitment that all the riders have! From some kiters being oil riggers or crop dusters they showed up everyday they can! Everyday that the wind blows!

Thank you all for the hospitality and beers!! It was great to kite with you guys and chilling with you everybody talking shop! All I can say is stop and chill at Wild Cat

Peace
Patrick Nedele

Monday, May 31, 2010

SPI and the South Padre Island Kiter Round UP








After the Worlds, Georgie packed up and headed to South Padre Island for the, Air Padre Round UP! With about 15 company's being represented and anyone that came and signed up could go and demo any kite!

What a deal you sign up and you could travel down the line and test and demo the best brands in the industry! Who wouldn't want to fly every type of kite brand and model!!??

Not only that the Round Up had some great events like a rail jam, big air contest, max spin, max speed, all for the average joe amature rider! Even though there were pros at the contest they still supported the dude kiter!! Making all the people that participated in the event to be included!

With some days not having any wind, the Round up was set up with a Grinch winch for wake boarding and also stand up paddle boards. Light wind activities also inlcuded alot of buggying on the flats and beer drinking!!

During the event select people did clinics for kiting. For example I did a Skim boarding clinic, and a buggy clinic. I really like to see people get into different dynamics of the sport. Not just water based kiting but also land and learning to slide on different boards!

Ozone and me had a great time at the Round Up with strong winds and great people! I got to meet a bunch of new folks and hook up with the old friends. With great kiting and parties with crazy fire dancers. Meeting and networking with the industry is what it is all about! Also getting new people in the sport so that we get the next generation's into our wonderful sport of Kiteboarding!

Well Tell next time...

Peace

Patrick Nedele

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ozone World Championships Course Racing, Corpus
















I don't get it? I drive this crazy truck around and everybody just stares!! I think it looks normal to me now..? But before, it did look a little strange and tall! I have yet to find a person say that is the dumbest idea. But I have caught so many people circling and taking pictures of Georgie Fuso. She seams to be a eye catcher and I think it is the paint job!

After having such a crazy long winter, which is still kicking it apparently! I drove Georgie down south to support the Ozone team in the World Championships! WOW. I was impressed to see so many competitors from the entire world! With a few of them not showing up because of the Iceland Volcanoes, erupting and messing up the air plane traffic because of all the ash!!

But those of the athletes that did make it. They put on a great show for the Corpus Christie locals! With the race course set right out front of the beach. It was sweet to see some of the action!! With the venue right up front with at least one of the jibing buoys there, a huge up wind tack and also the start and finish! You couldn't really tell what was going on when the racers where doing there upwind tacks. The Racers were just motoring so fast and far up wind!! that if you didn't have bionic eyes you didn't see anything!!

It was still amazing to see. I really enjoyed stepping back and being a spectator for once. Seeing the race starts is inspiring, I know for a fact that being in the race start is INTENSE!! A little different than snow but the same concept of jocking, watching and listening to the horns and flags. Being able to see it was great! The starts are like a flock of seagulls all following each other with rhythm and rhyme!

The water racing is way more competitive I feel than the snow. Every body on water has crazy gear and race boards, and I guess fins have everything to do with FAST! Also kites apparently!! With the Ozone Edges coming out on top and dominating the event!!

I have to also congratulate all the Ozone athletes that came and competed! With Chip Wasson coming in top 10 and Adam Koch coming in numero UNO #1!!!!! Also on the ladies side Kari Schibevaag from Norway just killed the entire woman's fleet!! Good Job!!


For more info and results check out the KiteBoarder Magazine!




well tell next time



Peace

Patrick Nedele