Sorry my dear readers for being so silent for so long time. Reason is that the life has been too good to hang around with computers. There have been a heaps of all kind of activities and not too much need for virtual life.
Actually I have mostly use more other forums to shout out. Testing them for my thesis project and also just for fun.
Here are some in a nutcase:
I bought some time ago a Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch. Since that I have been tracking most of my kitesurfing sessions. The watch is brilliant little gadget to give an extra boost for all sports. [My Garmin profile]
A bringt future
There is a heaps of interesting thing just around a corner. Next week starts a Soul Kitesurf Camp at Egypt and people from Waiting for Viima asked to write a blog about it. That's actually the reason why I'm right now writing this blog post. I don't know yet where I will post the blog, but definitely I'll make a some kind of report.
During the last summer there was also a few wicked other kitecamps. Social Kitesurf Camp at Israel, Hiiumaa Surf Camp and Social Kitecamp at Åland. I'll try to boost myself to write some reports about those events.
I'm also introducing a new writer to this blog. Nina 'kitechigu' will be helping me to write the report from Hiiumaa and maybe also some comments from upcoming trip at Egypt.
Stay tuned also for some review about new Cabrinha 2011 demos.
Red Bull Ragnarok was an awesome experience. It was crazy, scary, challenging, brilliant and all you can hope about snowkiting. I made a heaps of good contacts and got a tons of new experience.
I posted my photos to my mild gallery.
There is so many good stories already online, but I'll definitely post a long story about my own experience. Mean while please check these out:
A great article in the Drift Snowkite Magazine.
Over 100 kiters from 17 countries started at the same time and sailed up to 5 rounds in the 14-mile trail, which by no means could be called simple. Steep slopes, ravines, drifts, rocks, ice and dense snow were just some of the obstacles that were overcome to be able to measure the toughest kite competition ever held in Norway.
Red Bull's article about the race in Finnish.
Lumilautasarjassa, Norjalainen Sigve Botnen (26), suoritti neljä kierrosta ajalla 3.27.05. Tšekin Marek Zach sijoittui toiseksi ainoastaan kahden sekunnin erolla Sigveen. Norjan Marius Coucheron Snarøya oli kolmas ajalla 3.41.41. Suomen Karri Kolmonen joutui keskeyttämään kilpailun lumilautasiteiden rikkouduttua. Sarjan kaksi muuta suomalaista, Mikael Hyryläinen ja Mikko Toivonen, suoriutui kolmesta kierroksesta. ”Kilpailu oli todella mahtava. Alku oli kaikista pahin ja olosuhteet olivat haastavimmasta päästä. Harmi että jouduin keskeyttämään mutta voin kuitenkin sanoa parhaimpien voittaneen.”, sanoi Karri Kolmonen kilpailusta.
Pro dudes about the race:
Morten Gjerstad was updating his blog during the event really nicely:
First, the heli crew, who had come all the way from Germany, shot Bjørn, Sigve and Remi kiting in a free-session on the plateau. In the evening they went back up to shoot the sunset and I managed to score a seat in the back with Stefan, the camera operator.
Karri Kolmonen's photos from the event.
Stay tuned for more.