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Missing Ozone Razor (PLEASE HELP)

Bucky - 3-28-2010 at 03:19 PM

Sometime over the last couple of days someone broke into my roof rack and stole my 8.5m Ozone Razor!! Somewhere around the Astoria/Seaside area. I am sooo bummed!

Please!!! If you live anywhere in the Northwest (Oregon coast) And you see some newb (I can't imagine any of my fellow kiters stooping so low) trying to fly it, Call me.... Get his License #..... Call the police.... Watch him break his neck with it then take it...... Do something!!!!! I'm offering a $125.00 reward to anyone that helps me get it back...

It's easy to spot... It's bright yellow with bright red in the standard Ozone pattern (try to upload a photo).

My home number is: (503) 861-0255 My email is: "amyjar1@msn.com"

Please help! It's my best kite, and I'm not in any financial shape to be able to afford a replacement right now.

Sincerely, James "Bucky" Pottschmidt

imjimbo - 3-28-2010 at 03:39 PM

that sux dude ... i cant do much to help over here in oz ...
we have had a similar incident after one of our meets a libre was left under a house for the courier to pick up and it was stolen... i am now reaserching a anti theft device called data dot its a spray on stuff that needs a black light to see when you buy it its got its own code imbeded in it that cant be removed and the cops are the only ones with access to the data base to find the items owner.. it can be sprayed on everything ... car kite buggie trailer ... kids ect ..

theres only onr thing i hate worse than a liar ... A THEIF... hope you catch the a..hole

Bucky - 3-28-2010 at 03:41 PM

Here are some pics.

ozone-razor.jpg - 13kB

Pic 2

Bucky - 3-28-2010 at 03:42 PM

And another...

2razor.jpg - 29kB

Pic 3

Bucky - 3-28-2010 at 03:43 PM

Yet anothr (the yellow one)

ek_razorcolours.jpg - 4kB

rocfighter - 3-28-2010 at 05:30 PM

Hey man post this in the lost/stolen section. It will get attention there too.
Sorry to hear about this happening.

Bucky - 4-1-2010 at 03:10 PM

O.K. so now I've upped the reward to $200.00! I'm kinda desperate, and unfortunately that's about all the extra money I can spare right now. All you N.W. kiters out there, if you spot a bright yellow and red 8.5m Razor suddenly showing up in your kiting area, call me! (number above) I'll give you some particulars that would help positively identify it.

p.s. If you see someone on Sunset Beach flying the slightly smaller version (5.5m)... Please don't kick his a$$. That person is ME! :wink:

Bucky - 4-6-2010 at 04:35 PM

heliboy50 - 4-6-2010 at 10:29 PM

I'll keep eyes out and watch craigslist too. I have a buddy in the same boat. 2 kites and his ATB.

kiteon - 4-9-2010 at 03:48 PM

hey buckey that sux im not around there any more but i do hope ull get it back

csa_deadon - 4-9-2010 at 03:52 PM

Bucky, I will keep my eyes open down here in Newport. And if I find it, keep the cash man, I'll settle for a beer at SOBB. :)

heliboy50 - 4-9-2010 at 05:17 PM

Originally posted by csa_deadon
Bucky, I will keep my eyes open down here in Newport. And if I find it, keep the cash man, I'll settle for a beer at SOBB. :)

Meant to include that in my post as well. Been watching craigslist, but nothing so far.

Bucky - 4-11-2010 at 08:15 PM


After 2 weeks, I figured there was no hope.... It was a goner.....

But then.............

Yes there is a God!!!!
It was found on the side of the road in Astoria! The fellow (a kitesurfer) recognized the pile of bright yellow and red fabric and knew someone probably was searching for it. He put an ad. in the local paper saying he found a traction kite and could the owner call to describe it in detail and claim it. (I guess kiters are just cool people) Got my kite back!!!!!!!!!!!

Dennis. If your reading this........ YOU DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

InvertedForce - 4-11-2010 at 08:19 PM

Congrats! Thats pretty exciting news! Hang on to it, don't let it outta your sight!

macboy - 4-11-2010 at 09:45 PM

Wow - what a great ending to the story! Man we kiters rock.

I bet the 8.5 meters worth of ripstop would roll up to a perfect pillow size. Beats sitting in the car ; )

csa_deadon - 4-11-2010 at 10:34 PM

That's great Bucky. Glad the kite is back home.

erratic winds - 4-11-2010 at 11:30 PM

Absolutely great to hear.

WIllardTheGrey - 4-11-2010 at 11:48 PM


flexiblade - 4-11-2010 at 11:55 PM

Cool beans meng - good to hear that you got your gear back - we all know how you felt - like having a child taken.

windpoacher - 4-18-2010 at 12:57 PM

:bigok: UNBELIEVABLE :bouncing:happy for you

rocfighter - 4-18-2010 at 03:24 PM

I hope you waxed his board for him!! What a cool guy.

rando - 6-26-2010 at 05:28 PM

That is the coolest story :D