Photos of the team, friends and family doing all things Red Sky loves to do.
What was a marginal forecast turned out to be a pretty decent summer day of riding as evening approached, those who stayed/came late scored(Ryan, Pete, Andy & Brad) & those that left early(John & Mark), well they left too early! Photo credit to Pete Hustwayte & Ryan Owens(since Pete is in some of the pics!)
A Tuesday ride night that actually happened!!!! The forecast was just about spot on for a change-W winds wrapping to the NW & picking up in the late afternoon/early evening. A pretty strong showing of 7 riders(1 left before the real good stuff blew in), Judd, Ypsi Steve, Jay, Mark, Brad, Ryan & Pete got some rare NW summer laps in at Maumee Bay state park. Thanks to Pete Hustwayte for the pics.
It might not have been the biggest winds I\'ve ever sailed in & it most assuredly wasn\'t the biggest waves we\'ve ever been in but wind & waves combined it might have been the most challenging riding I\'ve ever been in....maybe. The pictures don\'t lie this was one brutal day of trying to survive at Maumee Bay state park! 6/27/15 Photos by Pete Hustwayte.
Wesley Tymiak was 26 when he passed away while snowboarding at Mad River Mtn last March. He was always down to ride, he had great style & he was one of us. This rail jam was for him. Great turn out by the Tymiak family, Wes\' friends, girlfriend Katie, Nanook & his fellow riders. Special thanks to all that helped out & donated product, time & effort. Pete for the pics, the wise elder snowboarders for the build, the team riders for the snow hauling & all the companies that donated product: Rome, Volcom, Marhar, Capita, Neff, Ashbury, Interior Plain Project, Skullcandy & more. Also thanks to John & Frenchie for kicking it off.
Before kiting even existed there was windsurfing(before it was \'cancelled\'), sailboarding, boardsailing, pole dancing, whatever you want to call it. From the archives I present to you the history (as seen thru my eyes) of performance shortboarding. Mark, Don, Tom, Gary, Pete, Paul, Pat & others. Check out all the homemade boards, they are easy to identify! We had skills back in the day that most of people on Erie would still kill for....
Before kiting even existed there was windsurfing (before it was \'cancelled\'), sailboarding, boardsailing, pole dancing, whatever you want to call it. From the archives I present to you the history (as seen thru my eyes) of performance shortboarding. Mark, Dave, Don, Tom, Gary, Pete, Paul, Erik, Pat & others. Check out all the homemade boards, they are easy to identify! Good god I can\'t believe all the neon!!!!! I still ripped though!
Before kiting even existed there was windsurfing (before it was \'cancelled\'), sailboarding, boardsailing, pole dancing, whatever you want to call it. From the archives I present to you the history (as seen thru my eyes) of performance shortboarding. Mark, Dave, Don, Tom, Gary, Pete, Paul, Erik, Pat & others. Check out all the homemade boards, they are easy to identify! If you got through all 3 of the archive galleries you are a glutton for punishment. damn we were skinny!
An (almost) full crew consisting of Ryan O & L, Don & Cooley & myself swept into Hatteras for a quick blitz, we scored 25+knots at Secret Spot & then followed it up with a violent stormy day blowing 35+knots at Salvo. The only casualty was a Go Pro that was deposited in the bottom of the Pamlico sound & a minor sail tear. Ohio boys 7 vs.Cape Hatteras 2 = Ohio boys win!!!!
And they\'re off!!!!! 2014 wind & water season has begun! We scored a very,very windy opening day session, wind was 35+ knots & the water temp was 45 degrees. A lot of fatigued smiles left the water & Captain High Pants dominated the session on his birthday! You would think that with all these pics we must have rode for hours, I\'m guessing all these pics were shot within 20 minutes of each other. Here\'s to many more........windy days that is!
My goal is to get a few pics from each & every session this season. With that said some of these pics won\'t touch the lofty standards that have been previously set! (and by that I mean pic quality- not the individuals fantastic performances) We\'ll see how long I can pull this off. If you have some pics forward them to me so I can drop them in the gallery.
The fabled ENE thermal, it is more than just legend, ask Ryan & John who were at the right place(Maumee Bay) at the right time(thermal thirty). That day will be forever talked about in the wind community, a day of reckoning, a day of valor, a day of brotherhood. Blood was spilled, bonds grew stronger & courage was challenged. That day will forever be known as........Sorta Big Wednesday!
The annual Hatteras Red Sky trip turned out to be one of the better ones! 5/16 - 5/20 provided wind, waves & fun times for all. One of the few trips with no episodes & the only injuries were an ankle crank & a raw rear from some ripe jerky! Vol. 1 picks are off the old school still cam, ocean pics are from Kill Devil Hills & the sound pics are from Salvo, go pro & tripod pics are still to follow!
Red Sky St. Patricks day Boyne Mtn carnival & Crystal Mtn snowboard trip. We had excellent conditions at Boyne Mtn on Saturday, 78 degrees & fast snow (believe it or not) & followed it up with 79 degrees on \"Black Sunday\" at Crystal Mtn were Holly \"pointed it\" and got hill jacked ending up with a broken wrist. She was pretty tough about it, Mikey & myself rode for another hour before our conscious got the better of us!
The 1st Sunday (1st Sunday that we\'re open for the season that is) Rail Jam went down smoothly even though mother nature gave us 68 degree temps & bright sunny skies. 24 hot dogs were downed, WNWO came out and shot footy for our new commercial & prizes were given, if you weren\'t here you missed out. We even had Robert come up all the way from Columbus just to ride in the rail jam, now thats some dedication!
8/28/11 Hurricane Irene was supposed to bring some decent wind & waves our way, but... Don: you\'re lucky you stayed at MB …. we had marginal wind here …. so went chasing wind….and ….. found some more marginal wind…..lol bummer….. oh well From Ryan: Conneaut trip yesterday with Don chasing down Irene….should have stayed home. Did get a couple nice pics though. Sorry for the plumbers crack–Mark ya might want to blur that one! At Maumee Bay- we had marginal winds & toxic blue green algae everywhere.
Not a lot to say other than Ryan is tougher than you & me. When unhooked goes bad, 11 stitches on the beach, compliments of Don, and still finished up the session. He was going HUGE after the stitches, HUGE by Ryan standards not yours.....ahhh, thats going to be one nasty infection after going back in to that crap. Don said it was to the bone & was squirting as he was stitching.....the wound that is not Ryan ......(he squirted before) 8/20/2009