Since I’m not allowed to write about my opinions anymore, I shall stick to the simple facts. Check out what these guys have come up with, holy crap I really want one. Since I’m not lucky enough to live in a tropical paradise, I have to feed my addiction for fun with what I’ve got. Ha, don’t we all? And although we don’t have rolling set after rolling set of perfect longboarding waves here in the Howe Sound, we will have to settle for hills, and NOW thanks to these guys, that doesn’t seem like such a bad option any more.
This company called Kahuna Creations(.com) set out to make the wild, flowing roads a playground for adults. I have not tried this yet, but its intent is to re-create the dynamic feel of paddleboarding, which is the latest craze in many surf towns around the world. People are taking up paddle boarding faster than you can say “dude, what about Clark Foam” and for reasons that do not have to be explained.
Of course not everyone is going to ride such an aggressive wave, but when you think that you can link wave after waves and even break after break on these boards, it becomes clear why they’re so popular, well, that and Laird Hamilton paddled across the English Channel on one. But it is something I wish I could get into and absolutely will as soon as possible. I know this isn’t climbing related, but life is not always climbing, it’s a vast world of beauty and expression and art. I suppose I just wanted to share with you something I find interesting, and maybe you too will get the feelings of joy from these images.
On a similar topic, check out what these guys are doing, man I LOVE INNOVATION – they have recreated the cycling experience for the indoors. It’s like a live video game that you get into, it monitors your heart rate, your speed and all your other calculations, it throws wind in your face when you earn it, it throws hills in front of you both up and down when you least expect it, it pushes your legs, pumps your heart and the whole time you could be at home watching the baby while mommy’s out shopping. Superb. Now affording this set up may be a tight pinch, but if cycling is your gig and you live in a place or a world that makes it too hard to get out everyday, this may be a road for you. I hope it generates some interest, even though I don’t cycle myself, I have a heap of friends who do and I can understand their passion completely, I feel as though I can relate. Actually when I think about it, perhaps one of the reasons I got into climbing was because it was affordable, well, it was awesome, and it was affordable. ha. grin.