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soliver - 5-4-2015 at 11:33 AM

Hey y'all over there on JI.. give us some update info or pics.

I know its early still (y'all are probably just getting on the beach, but I haven't seen any action on the JIBE forum since Saturday (I think). I hope y'all had a good "soft opening"

Please guys, share with those of us who aren't there (yet) how its going!!!

I saw on the news something about a Tropical Storm... anyone have any words on that?

kiteballoon - 5-4-2015 at 05:13 PM

Had a wonderful Sunday spent seeing some old faces and meeting some new ones. Windless day, but worth the trip. Actually flying kites would have been icing on the cake :-)

Spencer, I suspect the winds are so good today no one is bothering with posting!

rtz - 5-4-2015 at 06:31 PM

Premium conditions today. Flew the 5.5m Reactor and road 58 miles. Rode 5 or 6 hours straight. I should have got out there earlier. Cruise speed started off in the 15mph range. Then 20mph. Top speed at 30 mph and upwards to that much most of the time. It was totally powered up and as much kite as I could hold down. The kite had far more speed in it for a buggy that could hold it down.

It's hard to take pics and ride at the same time. Then it's hard for me to take "good" pics. Then the issue of getting pics uploaded and displayed on the forum From a phone. Not complaining just describing the task at hand.

I've got some general pics and videos that show the scene and conditions. It will take me a minute to get them uploaded.

The run down the beach and even the island itself is much bigger then It appears on maps.

markite - 5-4-2015 at 06:37 PM

Thank you, thank you Nick and Phillip for paying the dues to Earl yesterday - it paid off today. The winds were more NE so some people found parts of the beach harder heading upwind. If you went racing south to the water tower and don't have a great upwind kite it was a lot of zig zagging back north or you could even find yourself trapped down there - I heard at least one person was picked up and brought back north. Running the arcs was super, great upwind and then unleash the power to do the downwind back....back? back from where you ask?
Well if driftwood was the goal that is now second place. After a couple of trips northward both Errol and I managed to get to what looks like the northern tip of the island on Google. Get to driftwood, have fun zig zagging around some of the fantastic pointy bits and continue onward North...pass a super stretch of perfectly smooth beach that is totally secluded and as the beach starts to curve at the northern tip come to a second small section of driftwood with lots of nice protruding short sharp bits sticking out of the sand. I have a GoPro video of the run up and back. It was a super day today and ran just a hair under 42mph - going down a size in kite probably would have been faster but it was good having the power to get the upwind.
There were about 9 buggies and 4-5 ATB riding today. I think tomorrow's forecast looks similar to today. It also looked good to get out and surf so I think I'll do a little of both tomorrow (buggy/surf)
So far all is good, I think a gang went out for dinner to the Raw Bar tonight but we missed that but enjoyed s nice bbq and cathching up with friends back at the hacienda. I wanted to take a lot of photos this year but so far spending too much time in the buggy .... We'll see what the rest of the week brings.....definitely some ice cream ;)
Mark

3shot - 5-4-2015 at 06:43 PM

OK Spencer. Today was NE steady 12-15. Offshore tropical low pressure developing. Really easy downwinders. Had to work for the gold getting back upwind (for us low A/R guys). Lots of kites in the air. Good to see all the regulars, and new faces as well. I think tomorrow is forecast the same as today, then more easterly the rest of the week. It was great though. New faces I didn't get a chance to meet. Hope to catch up tomorrow.


3shot - 5-4-2015 at 06:55 PM




rtz - 5-4-2015 at 07:02 PM

Random videos of nothing in particular. Just for my own reference of the place and the conditions.

I just stopped at some point. Tide was very low.

View looking South:




View looking North:



For those reading not familiar with the place.

High tide or near or around:




Low tide difference:





Kite for the day(5.5 Reactor):


Other kites:










soliver - 5-4-2015 at 08:12 PM

HOLY KATZ--- gang that is awesome sauce!!!!!! I'm practically peeing my pants I'm so excited...

I figured you guys were out there having WAY too much fun to be dorking around on your computers... especially seeing it was going to be awesome today and tomorrow via the forecast.

@rtz... I didn't know you were coming, looking forward to meeting you!!!
@Mark & Errol... WOW you guys went THAT far!!!
@Jason... YYYYYEEEEAAH buddy, I know that red Ozone Flow! ... you try out your stars yet?

Who's that flying the Peak?

Tell me what y'all are thinking on the forecast for later in the week? looks a little rough!

3shot - 5-5-2015 at 05:00 AM

Spencer. That was Ted on the Peak. That is one amazing kite! He had no problems going anywhere in the NW wind!!

I flew some Stars yesterday too. Still "relearning" them with the zero rolling resistance of the hardpack lol.



Though I didn't get a chance to meet him yet, Randy had his new NPW and "skin" out too. Gearing up for another great day.


jrhook - 5-5-2015 at 06:40 AM

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jrhook - 5-5-2015 at 06:54 AM

Terrible wifi but...
Anyone want to trade a kite?
I'd like to put up and Apex III 7.5 in excellent shape for a higher aspect better upwind kite. Something in the 5 or larger size on handles would work or whatever.
Would love to fly and try while I'm here through Wednesday
845-901-1775
Jim

Ps - this place is freekin awesome!

1oldkid - 5-5-2015 at 07:19 AM

Wow that place looks great!
Keep the pics comin'! (when it's too dark to fly of course :D)

markite - 5-5-2015 at 09:57 AM

Wind is even higher today but very NE - a touch more N than yesterday. People were getting their JIBE shirts from Davis and having the usual social all morning so just heading onto the beach now as tides dropping for more beach width to see if we can get some runs northward with this wind direction - maybe a group safari to driftwood beach?

soliver - 5-5-2015 at 03:51 PM

Finalizing the car loading tonight... leaving first thing in the morning and hope to get on the Island shortly after lunch.

SO excited to see you guys and ride Kite Beach!!!

markite - 5-5-2015 at 04:54 PM

Wind was higher and a lot of NNE so many ...many many tacks heading upwind and tougher getting a good long power ride downwind catching up to the kite but the were places that you could get some good riding. new milestone on heading north I took a long trip further north and around the tip and was joined by Errol. If you look at the satellite view of the island and see the pier around the tip on the NW corner we came just around the tip of the island and at least half way down and close to the pier but it was running downwind and a lot of work upwind back to the North point but we did it - should have some good video to post after the event.

TEDWESLEY - 5-5-2015 at 06:29 PM

Monday was as near to a perfect day as you could ask for, park and cruise at 15-25mph. The surface is extremely smooth at this time. The tide pools and drain channels are gone from the south beach. Most people rode till they dropped, as no one wanted to stop till they could barely hobble away, bent over in buggy pilot fetal positions...

Tuesday was tougher going as there was more N component to the wind, which was much stronger. Think blowing sand. Still, we all got to ride and test our upwind abilities. I wish that I had a pair of coonskin caps for Mark and Errol going where no kiters have gone before. They were out of sight for so long that I was beginning think something had happened. As I was slogging upwind they blasted around the corner and shot by me headed off wind for kite beach.

PHREERIDER - 5-5-2015 at 06:37 PM

you guys should have had solid air today, man we got a nice ENE blast! sessioned late afternoon thinking of you guys soaking it up...

tomorrow !! yeah man!!!

tides might be a little taller(lo tide won't be as low, and hi higher) with heavy E/ENE , definitely alot of action riding side shore , with traffic even tougher .


3shot - 5-5-2015 at 07:58 PM

For those of us on the FB train, It was definitely a little kite day!!:o:o:o

soliver - 5-5-2015 at 08:09 PM

Looks like an overcast day with a much more Northerly component in the mid-high teens tomorrow... hope I get there in time to play!!!

soliver - 5-6-2015 at 03:44 AM

Leaving in T-minus 45 minutes... See you guys after lunch!!!

soliver - 5-6-2015 at 08:05 PM

Wow, what a day!!!

The family and I showed up today in time to hit the beach for a super short session before the 20 mph winds became just too much to for the girls to handle.

I had my first ride in the buggy since my accident 6 months ago and as my wife said, it was like riding a bike... super awesome time today in spite of it being so short.

bigE123 - 5-7-2015 at 12:12 AM

Well done soliver, enjoy the rest of your time and keep the posts going :thumbup:

acampbell - 5-7-2015 at 03:11 AM

Sunny partly cloudy today, highs in the low 80's, winds in low teens gusting to 20's straight down the beach. A little awkward but workable on the big beach in the late afternoon. Low tide at 5:30 am and pm

soliver - 5-7-2015 at 05:49 PM

When I hit the beach at 3:30 the wind was blowing in the mid teens almost straight down the beach again, I had the tandem so I gave the girls some rides until it got nuclear!! Angus clocked the wind at 30mph. Ashli took the girls back to the town home and I packed up and waited it out to see it it would calm down. I saw Jason and Mark racing down the back with single line Minion kites in hand... :lol:

It tapered off a little and I pulled my gear up the beach to meet Jason and Mark. We all flew kites in the 2m range and I had a pretty good time in spite of my lower extremities getting sandblasted.

Randy - 5-8-2015 at 01:41 PM

WOW - what a week. The first 3 days were epic, I managed to kite about 3 hours or more each day all with my small NPW's, except for a brief stint with my PL Skin. I hadn't posted anything yet, since I forgot my password and only had internet access with my phone anyway.

Day 1 (Monday) - was the lightest day with winds with a pretty good amount of e, making it pretty easy to get upwind. I used my 2.5 NPW-5p (the yellow and red one I finished just last week.) I also used the 3.0 M PL skin for some runs. I will put in more about it in the other thread, but suffice it to say it had a lot more pull - more than I needed so I went back to the 2.5. It was all so easy and fun!

Days 2 and 3 were pretty similar and pretty windy. I rode some on the 2.5 red and yellow, but mainly on my blue tarp 2.0 NPW-5-P-Wide. All on ultra short lines. There was more n in the mix, but i could still make it up wind, all the way to Maxwells, with a bit of effort. So basically, I brought Street kiting to the beach!

Day 4 started out pretty much like 2 and 3, but I tried some longer (20ft) lines with my 2.0 again. It was easier to get upwind with the longer lines and had a nice run before the Sandmaggeddon struck. As I was changing down to a smaller kite, all he%*&L broke loose and most everyone decided to park it, except for a few buggy's and the blo-kart boys. I eventually called it a day since i'd already had such a great week. BTW - I got up early for dawn patrol Thursday, hoping that the tide would still be pretty low at dawn, and there would be enough to go. Wind was weak, and nw, and the beach was wet so I just flew static.

Headed home today. I have a lot of footage, and will put up some youtube vids once I get them sorted all out. To wet your appetite here is the Sandstorm Race below. Even when things weren't going according to plan, it was a really wild and fun time.

Thanks to Angus for his efforts putting this all together and everyone I met and those who helped make this such a great week!!

Gentlemen Start Your Windgines



soliver - 5-8-2015 at 07:44 PM

Today was super light wind day... The actual antithesis of yesterday...

Yesterday was full bore 20+mph wind gusting up to 30 mph with sand practically blasting off any exposed skin on your lower extremities, and flying anything over 2.5m was a death wish.

Today was all sub 10mph wind... lots of BIG kites out today with people working the poo out of them to try to get moving. I had out my 7m NS3 and worked at it like crazy to get it moving. It took a little bit to get accustomed to flying the Nasa in the buggy, but I got used to it and was able to put around at at least a few mph.

markite - 5-9-2015 at 05:03 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
To wet your appetite here is the Sandstorm Race below. Even when things weren't going according to plan, it was a really wild and fun time.

Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello Randy, it wasn't until seeing your post that I realized you were there for a few days. Thanks for posting the the sandstorm race video. Even though the winds had eased up a little by the time we got ready to race, the sand was still blowing and Jason and I did hit new personal bests for the race at just over 2 minion miles per hour.
Mark

3shot - 5-9-2015 at 07:00 AM

That was a hoot. Thanks for catching that Randy!
So, as of this morning I have 37 Go Pro vids. Some short. Some long. Still hope to get in one more session this evening. I have to wait till I get back home to start the loooong sorting process of all the footage. Low tide will be close to 8pm this evening. Sunset footage should be epic.
Hope the wind Gods let us ride out in style tonight....

soliver - 5-9-2015 at 08:07 PM

Yes! you guys have dubbed it ... "Sand-Magedon"

Today was a complete bust wind-wise IMHO. The forecast had it looking ok direction and speed-wise, but it really didn't end up delivering... plus I had all my gear on the car and ready to go down to the beach, but when we got to Great Dunes Park and saw all the cars in the parking lot, I remembered that it was Saturday, and it seriously looked like all of Glynn County decided to hit Jekyll Beach... and boy were there some characters! I actually had a great time hanging out with the family on the beach though, which in the end, was much more worth it.

In all, the trip was completely awesome sauce... see y'all next year!

Michael Gaylan - 5-10-2015 at 04:50 PM

Last few days did seem to be a bust 'wind-wise' IMHO

But the fellowship was best definitely made up for it and brought a lot of interesting conversations and comradery.

Winds blew in the 20's at times during the first few days and OUT came the WIND ANIMALS !! yea you know who I'm talking about lol



It finally came to a crawl Friday on out and, ended with very little fabric in the heavens . . .

:thumbup:

markite - 5-10-2015 at 07:47 PM

I managed to fly/ride every day but some days were shorter runs - the last days were lighter and I really needed the extra long line sets to park the big kite up high and go. Late Saturday afternoon/ evening, Jason and I went down to the beach as the zoo started to thin out. We flew kites until sunset and I buggied southward and back a couple of times running the big kite nicely into the low sun over a beach wedding. Funny to see people at the wedding looking up and taking photos upward rather than watching the couple doing their vows. The high heat and humidity Saturday really weighed the kites down but we did squeeze in a small session to cap off the week. Packing up after was definitely the hardest part of the week.

soliver - 5-11-2015 at 03:21 PM

Looked like good wind speed and a decent direction today, I imagine Ted probably had a good go of it today!

I'm hoping for a good run here on Saint Simons later in the week. East Beach is a big open spot and low tide is around noon Thursday with a good suitable wind if the forecast holds up!!!

markite - 5-11-2015 at 05:55 PM

Just pulled In the driveway back home about an hour ago. I wondering how much stuff I should just leave in the car to get ready for next year
Mark

3shot - 5-11-2015 at 07:16 PM

I should be able to start getting some stuff up next week.
Glad you made it back home Mark.

kiteballoon - 5-11-2015 at 07:49 PM

So glad you had good winds! Too bad pbc and I couldn't actually join you in buggying, but it was lovely to see you all. Spencer, sorry our paths didn't cross (again!), but hey, next year right?

markite - 5-11-2015 at 09:44 PM

It would have been nice to have everyone at the BBQ lunch, a handful of people were in and out during the week and missed some of the larger group shots taken. This is just one of the shots from the lunch - it's a small image just for the forum post for now - more to follow as I rake through the shots and video and post higher res later
Mark


DSC_0318_small.jpg - 204kB

Demoknight - 5-11-2015 at 11:07 PM

Sweet picture, Mark!

1oldkid - 5-12-2015 at 02:49 AM

Looks like a bunch-o-fun and great weather too!
Looks like everyone was flying their "ghost" kites! :P

markite - 5-12-2015 at 06:24 AM

a couple of teaser shots for Nick (low res screen caps from the video)
- the first trip to driftwood
- coming around the NW tip toward the pier - pier in centre by the end of the tree line.


driftwood tease.jpg - 77kBpier tease.jpg - 82kB

acampbell - 5-12-2015 at 07:28 AM

Now thanks to Mark I have to re-draw the Jekyll Island maps to extend the northern-most point of buggy runs. Still not sure how to put in to cartographical terms how to avoid the "pointy bits" (see first picture) at Driftwood Beach.

soliver - 5-12-2015 at 08:31 AM

Awesome pics Mark, ... That group shot is outstanding!... Y'all must've done that after we left for kiddo nap time... I LOVE IT!!!

Demoknight - 5-12-2015 at 11:12 AM

It is a very technical section, Angus. Navigating the pointy bits and running straight upwind and straight downwind was some of the toughest obstacle riding I have done. I advanced my buggy pilot experience by a couple years just by pushing the limits of the island this year :)

markite - 5-12-2015 at 03:18 PM

DSC_0314B_small by Mark Groshens, on Flickr

1oldkid - 5-12-2015 at 03:50 PM

Now that's a great group photo!
Looks just like one big happy family!!:D

soliver - 5-12-2015 at 06:06 PM

LOVE IT Mark!!!

kiteballoon - 5-12-2015 at 06:16 PM

Quote: Originally posted by markite  
a couple of teaser shots for Nick (low res screen caps from the video)
- the first trip to driftwood
- coming around the NW tip toward the pier - pier in centre by the end of the tree line.


These are awesome Mark! I can't wait to see the video, and I'm glad you guys made the run. It's definitely challenging terrain, and you got further than I even gave thought to! Nicely done.

I'm sorry I wasn't there to make the run with you, but now you've given me something even further to shoot for.

We'll have to setup something next year with a beverage stop and an umbrella for those who can make it :-). I'm willing to bet the run back was nice and fun downwind run eh? Probably made it back in a third of the time it took you to get there once you rounded the tip.

kiteballoon - 5-12-2015 at 06:18 PM

Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  
Now thanks to Mark I have to re-draw the Jekyll Island maps to extend the northern-most point of buggy runs. Still not sure how to put in to cartographical terms how to avoid the "pointy bits" (see first picture) at Driftwood Beach.


Speaking as someone who put his kite (err, correction, pbc's kite!) on the "pointy bits", it's my official recommendation to not fly your kite into them. And watch your downloops, those trees come up quick ;p

PHREERIDER - 5-12-2015 at 07:05 PM

nice stuff mark! the bridge shot is deluxe.

speleopower - 5-12-2015 at 07:25 PM

Wow a lot of people showed up. I guess we left to early.

markite - 5-12-2015 at 07:38 PM

Quote: Originally posted by speleopower  
Wow a lot of people showed up. I guess we left to early.


Thinking about the people that weren't around for the bbq Friday afternoon there are at least 13 people that are not in any of these group shots (not including any extraterrestrials that may have snuck into that group photo)

frankiter - 5-13-2015 at 09:58 AM

Sorry I missed it. Looks like good times with good people!

So did only one ET survive the UFO crash?

markite - 5-13-2015 at 01:35 PM

Quote: Originally posted by frankiter  

So did only one ET survive the UFO crash?


only one managed to make the group photo - I think the others were out buggying

markite - 5-13-2015 at 03:00 PM

Okay here's the first movie I've thrown together (not driftwood, a collection of clips from the week, sorry i don't have everyone in here)
don't forget to change the settings to higher res from the default - still not as high as the original that i'll put up on vimeo later
Mark


1oldkid - 5-13-2015 at 03:18 PM

Mark,
It says this video is private...?

markite - 5-13-2015 at 03:25 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 1oldkid  
Mark,
It says this video is private...?


thanks i've changed it to public, let me know if it plays for you or if i need to copy a new link

Mark

ssayre - 5-13-2015 at 03:35 PM

Awesome!

1oldkid - 5-13-2015 at 03:49 PM

Worked !
Great video!! The song fit perfect! :thumbup:


Michael Gaylan - 5-13-2015 at 05:01 PM

Nice work!

Randy - 5-13-2015 at 07:51 PM

That was brilliant the way you tied the music to the video. The footage is really beautiful as well. Well done!!!

soliver - 5-13-2015 at 08:24 PM

AWESOME MARK!!!!!

Love it!

Demoknight - 5-13-2015 at 10:02 PM

Looks great bud! I need to put my stuff together in a video now. I didn't get much idle footage with my camera other than a few clips in the car driving to and from the event. Unfortunately, the OBE I pulled during those 30mph s**t kicker gusts didn't get captured. All my camera caught was the sound of my foot kicking it and the buggy slowly rolling into the ocean, lol. I want to see if anyone got any good Porch Rocker footage?

markite - 5-13-2015 at 10:24 PM

thanks for all the comments - just before heading down to JIBE I had watched the Blues brothers again playing Rawhide over and over in that one bar and thought it might work for a video so i kept that in mind collecting shots that could work with the lyrics.

I'm gathering clips from the different driftwood beach and northern island runs

I do have some porch rocker footage but your best ones were just before i got out the camera but there is one decent one in there.

The one thing I noticed from looking at footage from a camera mounted off the back axle is that one of the new bearings was seizing and the sound picked up sounds almost like a hockey card in the spokes as I pick up speed - good thing it didn't melt the hub.....more vids and pics to come later.

Demoknight - 5-13-2015 at 10:45 PM

Yeah, the Porch Rocker timing is tough to get right. I did a couple amazing ones, but I couldn't quite get the timing right once someone was recording. That is how it usually goes though.

I haven't checked my buggy yet since we got home and packed up. I gave the wheels a good rinse before we left, but I can't be sure that did the trick, since I didn't use any WD-40 or grease. I may be in for the annual bearing replacements again.

PHREERIDER - 5-14-2015 at 05:02 AM

nice work mark

pokitetrash - 5-14-2015 at 06:38 AM

Great video man!

3shot - 5-14-2015 at 07:14 AM

Fantastic video Mark!!!!
I've been so busy catching up after vacation, I can't even check what's been going on. Lol

Miss my Jekyll family very much.

flyguy0101 - 5-14-2015 at 07:21 AM

Mark,
that was awesome, you captured why we love Jibe sooo much
thanks
scott and family

bobalooie57 - 5-14-2015 at 07:46 AM

Super video, Mark. Definitely caught the JIBE vibe!

acampbell - 5-15-2015 at 08:43 AM

Thanks Mark. Great Shots. Will put on the JIBE web site

the run from the north tip of Jekyll back down

markite - 5-15-2015 at 11:54 AM

okay here is a video from monday when we had ENE wind and could run the length of the beach and also get up to the northern tip of the island. I made a run north and found i could easily get to driftwood beach. I came back and grabbed the camera and went back and then continued to the northern tip. This video is from that trip back down to base camp.
Erol also did a run up and then later afternoon we were doing a run together but the tide was starting to come in and parts of the north run are narrow and close out fast with the tide just starting to rise. Erol and I turned around when we had to buggy through a few inches of water still a hundred yards from driftwood beach. I have a couple of segments dropped in flipping to video from later that day in the same section of beach to show the difference with the tide starting to come up.
On tuesday the wind was even more NE and Erol and I both rounded the northern tip and made it at least half way along the last strip toward the pier but it was going straight downwind so we didn't want to get trapped going the last few hundred feet to the end of the beach.
This is a long video running about 13 minutes or so - I added a few comments along the way just to make it a little more interesting to watch and in this trip I slowly wove around some driftwood areas so people that haven't stopped by that beach could see what it was like. Here's the video:

1oldkid - 5-15-2015 at 12:34 PM

Nice video Mark, beautiful piece of beach to ride, well done! :thumbup:

Looks like the pointy bits was challenging, nice work there.
You were clippin along pretty good there at the end!

And long videos are fine, it gives the rest of us great stuff to drool over! :frog:

Michael Gaylan - 5-15-2015 at 01:34 PM

Nice trip along the beach there .. .. lots of interesting scenery.

I almost couldn't find the link to the video. It's illusive. lol

Randy - 5-15-2015 at 01:42 PM

Nice job - beautiful views. Yes - I think that was me. Looked like the right colors and I was on a landboard!

markite - 5-15-2015 at 01:58 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Michael Gaylan  
Nice trip along the beach there .. .. lots of interesting scenery.

I almost couldn't find the link to the video. It's illusive. lol


I noticed that when I published the video it had an alert that it would be blocked in some countries because of one of the songs used. Fiona's iPad is registered in the UK so it was blocked for her. A friend in Canada (make that 2 friends) said they could view it on laptops but not his iPad - I see it embedded in my post on PKF as well as able to watch it on the iPad and click the direct link. I just hope this one isn't quirky to view - I might have to do it on my vimeo account.

Michael Gaylan - 5-15-2015 at 02:19 PM

Maybe so Mark..
I do see it now. Vimeo works well with videos "stateside". I'm not aware of regional limitations though.


Cheeks - 5-15-2015 at 03:17 PM

Just wanted to say to everybody that was at JIBE this year, THANK YOU!!!!
We all made JIBE 8 a huge success! Let's all be there for JIBE 9!
For all those that didn't make it this year, make an effort to attend next year.

Thanks to Augus for his hard work, organization, and relationship with JIA. He makes it all possible.

I know that there are a lot photos to be posted and can't wait to see them all!

Monday, I got 8 x-rays and found that nothing was broken but heavy bruising inside and a bruise on my lung.
SO.... some great pain killers and 2 heat pads for back, shoulder and knee. I'll be up and at 100% soon!

"Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0OQBdIhsc

soliver - 5-15-2015 at 04:26 PM

Another great job Mark... I'm guessing you and Jason probably have hundreds of hours of footage to go through!!!

3shot - 5-15-2015 at 07:08 PM

Davis, glad you are OK. I know you were really sore. Get well soon buddy. My finger is officially in the proper healing process. JIBE was very tough for me with the broke finger, but gave it my best.

Great ride Mark! I watched it in hi-def on the big screen with the lights off. Gosh I miss that place so much....


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
Another great job Mark... I'm guessing you and Jason probably have hundreds of hours of footage to go through!!!


Spencer, I have almost 300 minutes of video lmao. I've got a ton of footage to go through. If you were at JIBE, chances are my gopro was in yout face at least once lol.

Sadly, I came back to have two vehicles needing repair. Been chasing that all week, plus trying to catch up at work. Ugh...
I will get my videos composed as soon as I can. Its killing me. I've got some really great clips. Wanna put a small cookout vid together too.

1oldkid - 5-15-2015 at 07:25 PM

Sounds like you had a blast!
Except for getting banged up??? (OBE?) Hope you heal up ok!

Quote: Originally posted by Cheeks  
Just wanted to say to everybody that was at JIBE this year, THANK YOU!!!!
We all made JIBE 8 a huge success! Let's all be there for JIBE 9!
For all those that didn't make it this year, make an effort to attend next year.

Thanks to Augus for his hard work, organization, and relationship with JIA. He makes it all possible.

I know that there are a lot photos to be posted and can't wait to see them all!

Monday, I got 8 x-rays and found that nothing was broken but heavy bruising inside and a bruise on my lung.
SO.... some great pain killers and 2 heat pads for back, shoulder and knee. I'll be up and at 100% soon!

"Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0OQBdIhsc

soliver - 5-15-2015 at 08:26 PM

I had really bad luck with my cameras this year... I'v got really minimal footage from JIBE and some from here on SSI, so I'm going to combine it all in one and do a Golden Isles buggy tour vid, I guess ... I had some really good rides on Saint Simons this year, but very little camera action... I did catch one absolutely awesome OBE though!... don't worry it'll be included :D

Randy - 5-16-2015 at 02:17 PM

Here's my JIBE 2015 video.


1oldkid - 5-16-2015 at 02:50 PM

Great video Randy!!
You make that boarding look easy!
Love your red and yellow NPW too. :thumbup:

acampbell - 5-16-2015 at 02:56 PM

Randy that was awesome. Looking forward to next year too! Thanks for posting

bobalooie57 - 5-16-2015 at 03:06 PM

Nice one, Randy. It looked like you had fun. Were you able to try someones buggy?

TEDWESLEY - 5-17-2015 at 05:44 AM

Great videos! Keep 'em coming. We who ride salute you!
I just got back today and because of you can relive those halcyon days while the minor scrapes and bruises
heal.
Wait a minute, Mainekite2 wants to hit the beach today, I won't have to unpack the van, when is low tide??

Can't wait for next year to see you again.
BIG THANKS TO ANGUS!!!

Davis, glad you're only bent and not broken. The tees and stickers are terrific and the lady's of JIBE stuff really
made a hit. The women really bonded this year which made it nice to know that they weren't alone while we were off making tracks
blasting up and down the beach.

Randy - 5-17-2015 at 09:16 AM

Quote: Originally posted by bobalooie57  
Nice one, Randy. It looked like you had fun. Were you able to try someones buggy?


Thanks all for the kind comments. Didn't try a buggy - really stoked to finally get my landboard off of a tiny parking lot. :)

PHREERIDER - 5-17-2015 at 09:49 AM

caught some good action Randy, cool vid man.

speleopower - 5-17-2015 at 03:41 PM

Nice vid of the NPW. My friend and I were bummed we did not plan on staying all week. So far the plan is to stay all week next year. think we did get the good wind but missed the fellowship.
-Scott

speleopower - 5-17-2015 at 03:54 PM

Markite-Very cool video was wondering who passed me. I knew I took off a bit to late to make it all the way to the pointy bits of Dystopia Beach (my friend and I renamed Driftwood Beach Dystopia Beach because Planet of the Apes could have been filmed there). It is just a surreal landscape at high tide.
-Scott

3shot - 5-17-2015 at 06:49 PM

Great video Randy!!! :thumbup:

3shot - 5-18-2015 at 05:49 PM

Quote: Originally posted by TEDWESLEY  
The women really bonded this year which made it nice to know that they weren't alone while we were off making tracks
blasting up and down the beach.


They Sure did Ted. Amanda misses her tent and umbrella buddies very much.

Demoknight - 5-21-2015 at 02:07 PM

Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  
Now thanks to Mark I have to re-draw the Jekyll Island maps to extend the northern-most point of buggy runs. Still not sure how to put in to cartographical terms how to avoid the "pointy bits" (see first picture) at Driftwood Beach.


You can just mark it as "advanced" or "technical" and make it a different color. We definitely broke new ground this year. We didn't have much perfect on shore wind, but the side shore stuff was a blessing in disguise because that is really what allowed us to get all the way around to see the pier.

one more video - JIBE scrapbook

markite - 5-28-2015 at 04:35 AM

here is one more loooong video (18 1/2 min) that I put together with snippets from all the video I have as another overview from the event - again sorry to those that I didn't catch on video.
I have one part when I was zig zagging down the beach following Chad and you can see the start of sand-megadon (and I can hear a bad bearing). Okay Chris I didn't show your rookie move;) (too far away on the video) but i did include my own line wrap going backwards, not watching enough and drove over a slack line. A mix of a lot of different things in here, some bits that were in the other videos and then more from various times I caught other people on video. I also threw in some shots from the abandoned amphitheatre on the island - very Jurasic Park.
Watching on youtube you can change the settings to higher definition - Here is a JIBE scrapbook
Mark

PHREERIDER - 5-28-2015 at 05:48 AM

Wow ! Mark nice edit ! great stuff that really tells the story!

3shot - 5-28-2015 at 05:52 AM

Incredible video Mark! So many good clips of what JIBE is all about. Already counting down the days to 2016.
Sand-magedon was insane. A 2m kite in 30 mph wind was pure bliss:D. I should be drawn and quartered for not getting my vids together yet. I promise I will get it done. :embarrased:

Missing the good times at JIBE....

1oldkid - 5-28-2015 at 06:32 AM

Way cool !!
Well put together!
Loved the run away buggy at the end!:lol:

flyguy0101 - 5-28-2015 at 06:58 AM

Thanks Mark- it really shows why we love JIBE. Great venue and AWESOME people

Randy - 5-28-2015 at 08:41 AM

Really great! Loved the self driving buggy at the end. Just need to make it go forward instead of backwards.:

markite - 5-28-2015 at 09:01 AM

thanks for the comments - the week was such a blast and I have tons of video but most is myself bugging and that's not too exciting for others to watch, more fun to try and get pictures of everyone else having a good time.

Take your time on the vids Jason, we'll need something to watch this winter to get us excited for 2016!

When I was walking my buggy into the wind after packing the kite up there was another buggy that I chased down with the back of the seat toward the wind it was picking up speed heading for the ocean. Too bad the wind dropped down a bit for the actual start of the minion race, there was enough just a few minutes earlier to really get us rolling faster. On a side note, I have chased my buggy a long way across the playa (Ivanpah) and have seen a few go quite a distance when they get rolling in the wind and they just keep picking up speed so within a short time they are too fast to catch unless they slow with a lull in the wind. And by then you are usually out of breath from the run that you don't quite get to it before it starts rolling again like being toyed with :evil:

soliver - 5-28-2015 at 12:11 PM

Really awesome Mark!

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