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Kitesurfing nostalgia

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Created by ActionSportsWA Monday, 15 Apr 2019
ActionSportsWA
WA, 660 posts
Monday , 15 Apr 2019 6:43PM
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Hi Peeps,

After almost 18 years, today, I was reunited with my old LF Picklefork. I sold this board to a guy on the Sunshine Coast in about 2002/3. Simon has kept the board for all this time and a couple months ago advertised it for sale.

By pure, unbelievable chance, I was talking to my staff about the "good old days" of riding 2-line kites and Picklefork boards. Cam searches for images, and behold, there is my board.

Cut it a long story short, I swapped some Pineapples for my board and it has returned to me. I'm extremely stoked to get it back and am planning on riding it with an old 2002 WIPIKA Freeair I also purchased. I'll fly it as a 2-line on my old Airush "Pulley-bar".

All I need now is a pair of navy and yellow Jetpilot long pants and it'll be back to the future time. Yeeeewww

So happy! ??????

Retro Day anyone? Bring out your pre 2007 kites and boards for a nostalgic day on the water.

DM


bigtone667
NSW, 1021 posts
Monday , 15 Apr 2019 8:54PM
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I sometimes wonder if retro and ugly go hand in hand.

Peahi
VIC, 1035 posts
Monday , 15 Apr 2019 9:16PM
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bigtone667 said..
I sometimes wonder if retro and ugly go hand in hand.


let bearded hipsters be the judge of that, but honestly that board looks like from an old sci fi movie

NR
WA, 496 posts
Tuesday , 16 Apr 2019 1:40PM
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I use an old 2002/2003 board every now and again for a laugh and nostalgia. Yep, I remember the kite pants too. Just because you could vs windsurfing. Glad they vanished as fast as they came in though. I have an old Naish hazmat. Its tiny for me and super skatey. I can't believe for a year that was my only board. Plus an old mutant. That board is actually not that terrible. Bad, but not terrible. I snapped a directional I had from 2002 too this summer. Similar story about being parted with it. Except it was a mate who ended up just dumping it back round my house.

cauncy
WA, 7044 posts
Tuesday , 16 Apr 2019 3:34PM
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wil You be sporting a silver mullet

wishy
WA, 1340 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 7:06AM
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That's amazing! I want one. Will you fire up the wipika on Friday morning? Could be terrifying

bjw
NSW, 2670 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 12:43PM
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bigtone667 said..
I sometimes wonder if retro and ugly go hand in hand.


We will be giving a WTF when someone posts a Firewire Vanguard in 20 years from now as well.

Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 3:13PM
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Got a couple here too

Bidding starts at $10000

Peahi
VIC, 1035 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 4:30PM
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They were even called pickleforks? About as nostalgic as an old nuclear reactor plant. Hang it up with the wooden skis.

Don't even feel slightly nostalgic for a 2007 Switchblade even if presented as new.

juicerider
WA, 773 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 3:11PM
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Nice one Darren. Good to see a LF picklefork is still alive. I went through 3 of those, before the warranty ran out
When LF released that board it really was a game changer.
I ll be up for a retro day. I've still got 4m wipika classic that needs an excuse to be used.



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