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Yo peeps,

Just got back from 10 days in HI. Did 5 days on the big island (Kona specifically) for our friends' wedding and then headed to Maui to hook up with Airwreck, Shaheeb and their crew (including whodaphuck) for riding and hanging out.

Have to give a HUGE shout out to the Maui guys for their hospitality. Anyone that goes to Maui and doesn't hook up with them for a ride is missing out. Airwreck and his better half took us surfing a couple of days (well, they surfed and we got spin cycled!), I got a couple of days of riding with them on their trails and I also did an afternoon riding moto's with Shaheeb. Not to my surprise, both Shaheeb and Airwreck have the same level of skills on the surfboard that they've got on the bikes (Rob on the moto as well).

My wife and E's better half got a few pics (of course, they're dark cause we're in the forest), but there were a few good shots of Robbie and an uber grom named Dane that surfs in the late morning and rides bikes in the afternoon.....I want this kid's life!! :confused: Anyway, we hit a bunch of the stuff including a new-ish jump line that has some pretty meaty sized gaps (10 - 35'ish feet). I didn't go for them all, but Rob and Dane (uber grom) were hitting the entire line and Airwreck was hitting all but the last one. I was aboard Shaheeb's medium highline which handled great and predictable for me. It was sprung slightly to firm for my weight, but it was a rad of Robbie to loan it to me! :thumbsup:

On the way out, we were bombing through the forest in very low light and I was on AW's wheel hitting gaps and railing berms. AW was giving me a head's up on them, but nothing like hitting 10+ foot gaps for the first time blind on someone else's bike. :eekster: :eekster: Unfortunately, on a little ravine section near the end, my buddy (Joel) took a tumble when he hit a boulder (by this point it was totally dark) and went OTB and broke his collar bone. AW's gal works at the hospital, so she took him down there and snapped his xrays to confirm it was a broken collarbone. Needless to say, Joel was drinking Rum and pain killers the rest of the week. ;)

Just to avoid a "no pic" thread, here's one of my wife taking a shot of surfers at Hanalua Bay.


Cheers,
EB

P.S. Shaheeb's in Seattle later this week, so I'll be accommodating him with a Shore trip with the homies and a loaner bike as well. :)
 

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Sweet write up EB, sounds a blast............ Some more pics wouldnt go astray bro!
 

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Sweet!!! Sounds like those guys built some fun trails. Can't wait to see the ride pics.

Where did you guys ride moto?

I'll be there next week but am afraid I can't ride as I'm booked for diving (too many dive sites, so little time...).
 

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SCUBAPRO said:
Where did you guys ride moto?
Robbie went easy on me and we just rode north of Hanalua Bay (north of Lahaina) since I was on the west side. There's a small home-grown dirt track that we sessioned for a while and then we did some killer trail riding right along the coast. He was doubling up the jumps on the track while I was flailing around (it'd been a while since I had ridden motos). Pretty damn nice of him to loan me his CRF 250 (totally tricked out, of course) to ride!!

Bikezilla said:
AW, you got it good man... real REAL good!
Zilla, you don't even know dude. Honestly, their trails are a blast, but I'm surprised they get any riding in at all considering how close they are to the surf spots. What's crazier is that AW's better half is even more of a die-hard surfer and rips on the bike as well. :thumbsup:

Cheers,
EB
 

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glad you were able to stomach the perpetual Turner Homer Convention that we got going on here.

we were really blessed with great conditions, next time we'll take you on the really fun trails (as opposed to the send it or die ones) and show you where the tools are ;).

thinking I should walk across the street and go surfing now, yep, life is tough here.

oh, and thanks for not mentioning that bike Jewels was riding :D.

I'll see what I can do for some pics and vids but I think they're all of Dane, he sure makes us look lame :p.

btw, I did hit the last one, focker hit back!
 

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ebxtreme said:
I was aboard Shaheeb's medium highline which handled great and predictable for me. It was sprung slightly to firm for my weight, but it was a rad of Robbie to loan it to me! :thumbsup:
Definitely cool of him. Did AW happen to set you up with a loaner fork? ;) :D :thumbsup:
 

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we were able to set him up with an equivalent surfboard :lol:.
Sounds like I'm missing out on an inside joke, fellas! Do tell.

Anyway, Robbie's bike was operating smoothly with not even a creak. Thankfully, he had the V3 stays on his '07 Highline, so I wasn't worried about blowing it up on the 20+ footers. :eek:

Just kidding.....their gaps all had the smoothest trannies and were totally hardtail worthy. Actually, the "lester" gap was probably the only one I landed hard on and that's ~20-25'ish, but it's got a short, flat tranny that is very easy to overshoot.

As for the surfboard, I rode Rob's 9' longboard and CBX used one of AW and Jewel's longboards. Both worked fine for our VERY novice skills. They were using 6' and 6'4" play boards and tearing sh*t up. I think jewels was catching waves at least 2:1.....needless to say, she rips! :thumbsup:

Cheers,
EB
 

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Pinch is just jealous, you did great on that water logged board, Pinch was afraid to hit the jumps because the fork internals were disconnected. excuses, excuses...:smilewinkgrin:
 

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Alt. Title: "Homer Lurker and friend thrash 'loaner' Turners."

airwreck said:
we were able to set him up with an equivalent surfboard :lol:.
:p I think it was dried out by the time it went out there, but, It is probably water logged now sitting in your backyard with all the rain we have had.

P.S. This thread doesnt do any justice with out pics.
 

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P.S. This thread doesnt do any justice with out pics.
Ok Phockers, here you go. All pics are courtesy of CBX.

The Moose is Loose! Moose railing a berm.


Robbie Styling out the left hip.


Airwreck ripping a berm on Jewel's 5 spot.


Me straight airing the left hip on the HL. I wasn't hipping this correctly (no commitment on my part), hence me skipping the next gap. Ooh well, next time!


This is how it should be hit. Robbie throwing his mad steeze on the HL and kicking up some dirt in the process.


Dane, the uber grom, hitting the hip on his specialized hard rock hardtail. Kid rips on the bike and the board. I hate him. ;)


No bikini shots, Tap, but CBX caught a few good ones of windsurfers on Ho'okipa Point. The wind was going off that day, so there was very little surfing on the NW side of the island.


Cheers,
EB
 

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photos!

Jewels b&w perspective.


Joel


Likely to be the only shots you'll ever see of me fully garbed up, on the Spot (with very old 24" wide monkey lights :eek::crazy:).


Moments later, back on the Highline, a few sailors died while readjusting.


The 4X bike that didn't survive the session.


Big bike and little kid, Dane rolling 24's.


Textbook setup into the #5/hip.


Behind the scenes....


Done dog.
 
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