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jse



Joined: 17 Apr 1995
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Location: Maui

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:24 pm    Post subject: Who is this kid? Reply with quote

This video is from the day before the Patagonia Kite Wing Festival on Maui this past weekend. The kid on the orange F-One wing is Christopher MacDonald. Comment says he is from the Gorge. I am not a big follower of competitions, but I watched the wing freestyle from the beach and he won the freestyle and finished second behind Alan (fastest man on a foil) Cadiz in the race category. Check it out, so smooth, effortless:

https://youtu.be/GA3VH2-_aTI

Steve
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in awe. Even as a kid, whether it was football, volleyball, gymnastics, three-dimensional dirt biking, then windsurfing, I've never had that kind of spatial orientation. By the time a WSing freestyler is three hand- or foot-moves or one backwinded- or switchstance-whatever in just describing a move, I'm completely Lost In Space. Meanwhile, that kid just does it. Just think ... he has 50 years like that, plus an exponential learning rate, to look forward to!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Who is this kid? Reply with quote

jse wrote:
This video is from the day before the Patagonia Kite Wing Festival on Maui this past weekend. The kid on the orange F-One wing is Christopher MacDonald. Comment says he is from the Gorge. I am not a big follower of competitions, but I watched the wing freestyle from the beach and he won the freestyle and finished second behind Alan (fastest man on a foil) Cadiz in the race category. Check it out, so smooth, effortless:

https://youtu.be/GA3VH2-_aTI

Steve


He's from Fairfax.... your old Hood.
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hilton08



Joined: 02 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:55 am    Post subject: BOTG Kite/Wing Reply with quote

I am so stoked that the Bridge of the Gods contest has added a wing freestyle division for kids this year.

https://www.facebook.com/botgkitefestival/

It has long been a venue for up-and-coming kiters to get noticed and should be a great showcase for the new crop of talented junior wingers.

https://www.iwasphotographed.com/Wind/The-Hatchery/Hatchery-Sunday-61922-390-images/i-bW9v96q/buy
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