Wind, water & waves summer of 2017 kiteboard & windsurf~where, what, how was it.

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Time to ride! No excuses, Erie is slowly but surely warming up, the water is running high, the winds are starting to blow with some regularity & Maumee Bay is as brown as ever-so WTH are you waiting for? Maumee Bay SP, Luna Pier, CI, Boobies, Avon PP, Pats, the sandbar, Findlay reservoir or wherever you choose to rig, get out there and ride- kiteboard, windsurf or SUP doesn’t matter just do it. Tell us were you’re going, what was going down & how it was. We’ll see you out on the water.

KITEBOARDING, SNOWBOARDING & WINDSURFING CONSIGNMENT/USED GEAR SALE~ 2017

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Have you been wanting to get into kiteboarding, snowboarding or windsurfing but the high price of new gear is beating your dream down? Now is your chance, we take in consignment kiteboard & windsurf gear from our local riders, most of the gear is in fantastic shape with a lot of life left, some of it, well, is not , but the price reflects it! We also are selling our snowboard rental fleet along with some of our personal snowboards.  The list will change often so keep checking back for “new” arrivals! Too lazy to stop in, we’ll ship it out to you(if possible)! Also we guarantee to have the lowest price on all new windsurf & kiteboard gear from Ezzy, Slingshot, Aerotech, Exocet & more. Tell us what you want & we’ll give you a price quote. 8-)

Kiteboarding: 

Slingshot 2015 Fuel 9m kite complete, bar, lines, pump  $495.00 ***new arrival***

Slingshot 2012? Fuel 9m kite only $300.00  ***new arrival***

Slingshot Glide kiteboard 149cm- like new $400.00  ***new arrival***

Slingshot Lunacy kiteboard 132cm $150.00

Da Kine harness S $50.00

Windsurfing:

Mistral Explosion 315cm  board, bag & fins $100

Loft Lip 2011 wave sail 5.7 $199.00

Chinook alum boom complete $50.00

Chinook alum boom complete $75.00

Da kine harness L $30.00

Many more fins, mast bases/universals & extensions-contact us for more info/prices.

Wetsuit:

Rip Curl 4/3mm MT & hood $150.00

Rip Curl booties 5mm sz 11 $40.00

Xcel gloves 3mm $15.00

Xcel gloves 5mm $15.00

changing bag/mat $10.00

Snowboards:

Burton ltr 138cm bd & binding $99.95

Burton ltr 144cm bd & binding $99.95

Burton ltr 148cm bd & binding $99.95

DC PBJ 153cm bd, board only $198.00

Rome gang plank 152 bd & Rome Katana binding $449.95

 

 

Pat O’Connor~We can be heroes, just for one day

pat (600 x 826) Four months……..unbelievable that it has been four months since Pat O’Connor passed away, it still doesn’t seem real to me. If I could only see him one last time to let him know what a debt of gratitude I owe him but unfortunately I will never be able to convey to him how much I appreciated the friendship we shared & thank him for all he did for me.  Pat was always (in addition to being a great friend & mentor) the older brother I never had. We shared many adventures together be it snowboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking all the while wreaking havoc all across the country spanning from Mt. Hood & the Columbia river gorge in Oregon to the Atlantic ocean beaches of North Cacalacky. We partook in some of the most idiotic stunts & shenanigans known to man. Most of our adventures where based on the sketchiest of sketchiest ideas but we always pulled it out in the end and had a great time in doing so. Music, yeah, we played music & sometimes discussed/debated bands but believe it or not those times were few & far in between. During our trips Pat would turn me on to some new bands that he knew I’d like BUT he would also listen to(read: put up with) some of my more well, poor tastes in music. He never, ever, ever, said anything about our trip mixed tapes that I made for every journey. Yes, you have heard that correctly, the music man, the legend, the most knowledgeable music source Toledo will ever see ~Pat O’Connor~ let me make all the trip music & never critic-ed it, added input or probably more appropriately criticized my choices. That’s just Pat. The strange thing to me is I knew how cool Pat was, I knew how great a friend he was, I knew what a great husband he was, I knew how important he was to the Toledo music scene but it turned out that I never really knew……I don’t think Pat really knew how much either. From the scope of the funeral, the birthday party in store at the Clash, to the outpouring of all the people Pat had touched in some way & Pat O’Connor day, let me repeat that Pat O’Connor day, Pat made a huge difference in ways no one could have guessed. I try to ‘be like Pat’ but I will never come close and that’s all right if I can be just a small percentage like Pat, I’ll take that as a victory. Pat was my friend and I am the better for it. ~Mark Musgrave

 

What can I say about Pat O’Connor that hasn’t been said by hundreds of others before me.  He was kind. He was generous. He had a great sense of humor. He was a musical force. But most of all he was a great friend. I still look for his car at  the Clash as I pass by on my way to work. I have countless times headed to the phone,over the last 4 months to give him a call from the shop with a business question(he gave great advice too) or to just say hi.  I was lucky enough to work for Pat for 17 years at Boogie Records,(the best job I ever had),due largely to this kind,generous, and funny man.   ~Holly Podzinski

 

Special 4

The Winter Swell Soul Riders~none but the brave 2016-17

When the winds start to blow at gale force out of the SW you know the winter wind season has arrived. The water will be uncrowded & the beaches will be barren. You will be very cold, your hands will go numb followed soon by your feet & you will love it. The winter swell is for the soul rider, the rider who will go out despite all these negatives to get his fix in. Here’s to all of us, be careful out there. Ride on!

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