EXPN.com – Story Great video clips showing all the classic skatboarding tricks, with Matrix-style slow-mo pans.
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“A good pool would open up a whole new door to the sport,” says 2001 professional world champion surfer C. J. Hobgood. There will always be the Tahitis and Fijis, he says, “but if you could surf in Middle America, it would introduce the sport to people who’ve never had that opportunity. It would be so rad!” And even in a place like Fiji, Mother Nature can ruin your plans. “I was in Tahiti last week,” Hobgood says, “and the waves weren’t even a foot high.”
This article makes you want to drop it all, move to spain and Kiteboard!!! From the article: “We picked up wet suits, life jackets and harnesses, and headed back to Valdevaqueros. Gabi gave a brief description of our day’s lesson, which involved a rather undignified maneuver known as the ”body drag.” I launched my kite and shuffled toward the water’s edge”. Body dragging is awesome!
“Finally, though, it happened. On my fourth or fifth try, I got into position in the water, dived the kite and shot up onto my board. I maneuvered the kite back and forth in front of me, keeping it in the wind, and it whisked me along the water. It didn’t last all that long, but it was glorious.” IT SURE IS GLORIOUS. It seems that everyone is taught by some obscure european dude who screams strange things at them. HOOK EEN, HOOK AWWWUT, HOOK EEN, HOOK AWWUT.