Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and voted!
Here are the winners!!! 

First Place Photo 
 Sam Utley 
Photo by Caprice Winniman

Second Place Photo
Karen Lang 
Photo by Olaf Mitchell
Third Place 
Greg Orlandella 
Photo By Marcus Wichmann

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kite Beach Crew Presents: 1st Annual Skymasters Big Air Kiteboarding Party

Maui, Hawaii : Last week the local Kite Beach Crew, Maui ran an informal, just for fun, jump contest.  The conditions delivered with strong winds for 3 out of the 4 day time period, and of the 28 riders participating, many were boosting 40 ft plus!
Jon McCabe's Winning Ride File
Flight Path 

  ShadowBox rep, Casey Hauser, happened to be on Maui during the contest, gearing up for the release of their new 1.5 unit later this month.  After getting in touch with him, he stopped by and allowed us to demo a couple units to show people just what the device can do.

 Beyond just a GPS unit, the ShadowBox, packed with additional sensors, can detect jump height, spin rotation, hangtime, 3D-distance traveled, G-forces, board-trim, and much more, all viewable in their 3D-playback software application RideTracker, and exportable to Google Earth.

  To check out more about it, head to, where you can download the software program for free and check out ride files from Kiteboarding, Wakeboarding, and Windsurfing.

  Everyone was able to try the ShadowBox unit at least once, and recorded some massive jumps,( many of which were personal bests), then they used the objective measurements from the box to decide the winners . Thanks to all the 28 riders who came out and threw down, ther will be another again here on Maui soon! 
  Here’s the stats for the winners from the  Kite Beach Crew's 1st Annual Skymasters Big Air Party.

              The Winners Are:     
Jon McCabe 1st Place Man Under 30
Greg Orlandella 1st PlaceMasters
 Sam Utley 1st Place Expert
 Phil Sobolev 2nd Place Expert
 Karen Lang 1st Place Grand Masters Woman

Here is a link to the article in Surfer Today Magazine