This is NABX 2010. If you visit the other albums 2009 2008 2007 & 2006, you will find hundreds of NABX photos from each year. The enclosed link will take you to the start of NABX 2009 http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2009Kites#5434301073763453362
Good father daughter bonding. The following link below will take you to the start of NABX 2008 http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2008Kites#5430597667771330050
Taking care of the pets. The 2007 NABX pictures start at the enclosed link: http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2007Kites#5431172260011372642
Beadwork in progress. The enclosed link will take you to the first photo of the 2006 NABX set: http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2006Kites#5431633456859335106
2 superimposed photos of Lenka. Sorry about the blur. It's a combination of blowing dust and severe photo crop.
Nic O'Neill poses with the crab (staged shot by the way)
So is Weed California a city?
That might be Susan Skinner in the red shirt. I didn't realize it at the time of the photo. She was running all the BASKL competitions in Northern California when I use to compete there.
Fred in body armor.
(seated) Don Swords of Kiteplace.com and Powerkiteplace.com. (Info by Todd)
I took several strolls up to the North end of the line of cars, although most of the photos are from the South end.
Hadn't really seen this style of wheels on a buggy before.
These initial shots were taken with an overcast sky and blowing dust.
Winds were gusting to about 25 mph with an average speed about 15.
This was my first viewing of this type of land sailer.
If you know anyone's names in these photos, please leave a comment and I'll convert it into the photo text. Thanks.
This whole album is more about the event and the people than my normal photos which feature the kites.
You can see the dust if you look just above the freeway.
I kept the camera on multiple point focus. Looks like it felt the Chevy was more important than the pilot.
(l-r) Ricardo of ripsessionskites.com and Lad (info by Todd)
Ricardo packing for a sleepover.
That dog was giving me dirty looks.
I took about 10 shots of these guys playing with the foil. For some reason, this one just caught my eye.
Got to love all the body armor and equipment these people carry around.
Hey, it's a no smoking zone. Just kidding.
And here they are again about to launch.
(text: Kent Kingston) That's Brian Holgate on the board talking to (I believe) Dave from Flexifoil.
Corey keeps his eyes covered in case some spitting occurs. Not really. She is 8 months old and was at the last NABX, inside mommy. What a trooper.
Best pose award.
Check out the buggy with all the molded shapes.
(text: Kent Kingston) Bill Floyd looking at the camera. Bill lost both of his legs during a nasty paraglider accident (see the prosthetic's) but still enjoys kite surfing and buggying.
Big wind, big foil, big speed.
That's just pretty darned custom with the dual seat and the headlights.
Poser shot as the lines are being held by a fellow pilot. Don't tell anyone.
(text: Kent Kingston) Yup, that's one of the original prototype Ivanpahs and it has been modified by the owner with the headlights and the MIL seat on the rear (which can be removed at any time). Buggy owner is Mark Potter although it is Dave from Flexifoil posing with it.
No, I am not taking a leak. Leave me alone.
(text: Kent Kingston) Its amazing how many different people from all over the world come to NABX to enjoy the best kite buggying on the planet.
Caution. Blowing dust.
See, there's that wrist band thingey again.
Hey look, I get a hello wave.
Lenka Shludova knocking the dust from her throat.
Someone get that dog some goggles.
Brian almost gets blown away taking down the PL banner. Lance on the right with his helmet.
Looks like a batten is sliding out there.
Starting the skid from about 30 mph.
No lake beds were hurt in the taking of this photograph.
After a hard turn, you only really need 2 wheels to stay upright, right?
(text: Kent Kingston) Marty in his twinjammer.
HEPA filter with one-way exhaust valve. Good idea.
(text: Kent Kingston) The pilot is Rob Diehl, not sure who the passenger is. Rob's buggy has more lights on it than the Las Vegas Strip.
(text Kent Kingston) Ken is walking into the scene, Tom is holding the kite down, Marty is walking the twists down the lines to Brian Weeks who is getting ready to launch and ride. All from our normal Vegas Buggy Crowd.
(text: Kent Kingston) Brian Weeks doing some buggying with his Ozone Razor and Flexifoil Buggy.
Color coordination is very important.
(text: Kent Kingston) My daughter Bridgit, if there's a camera around she'll pose for it.
Fastest chicken of the day.
This was the first time I'd seen a chicken on 2 wheels of a buggy.
(text: Kent Kingston) Brian Holgate, Shop rider for A Wind Of Change and sponsored Team Rider for Peter Lynn. http://www.awindofchange.com
Red sweatshirt guy is Kyle Bauer of HQ (info by Nic)
Brian approaches his personal film director.
Artistic differences between director and "the talent".
(text: Kent Kingston) Brian Holgate doing some two-wheelin
(text: Kent Kingston) Brian Holgate again. He wears out less tires by only using two instead of all three.
UDAMAN. No, UDAMAN back atcha. In the background we have Ken (blue jacket) and Dave Leveck (black jacket).
(text: Kent Kingston) Lance and his matching kite/pants.
(text: Kent Kingston) Rob Diehl - owner of Desert Wind Adventures - school for buggy lessons and kite flying.
(text: Kent Kingston) Tom setting up a Peter Lynn Reactor.
And the storm clouds had passed us by leaving temporary sunshine.
(text: Kent Kingston) Rob Diehl in the background flying and his tandem buggy setup with all the lights.
Then you just flap your wings, like this, and you're airborne. Now go try it.
This foil was going really fast. Surprised I got it.
Does this foil go with my shirt?
Nic O'Neill looks like she is on her way to kick someone's butt.
Kyle Bauer's back and a Beamer 1.4 (info by Nic)
Lenka on left
(l-r) Steve, Erin, Nic, Kyle Bauer (running in background), U/i, Lenka (info by Nic)
Chris the Crab (info by Nic)
Winner of best veil at NABX. I loved it. Thanks for posing for me in that 20 mph wind.
Nic (red shirt) teaching Erin how to fly the Beamer 1.4 (info by Nic)
This looks very dynamic.
(text: Kent Kingston) Bill Floyd on the left (back) with his new legs.
(text: Kent Kingston) AJ is always so helpful.
Bill on the move again.
(l-r) Benjamin Burnham & Chris Shultz of HQ (info by Nic)
Ken and Dave stare at the hot water pot. It never boiled. That will teach them to stare.
Lenka and bodyguard (Info by Nic)
He later told people he caught about 4 feet of air on that jump.
(text: Kent Kingston) Brian Weeks packing up after a run.
Erin looking very retro cool.
Nic (red shirt) and Kyle Bauer rolling up a Montana V 7.0
Bill holds his Rev II. He let me fly it in the 25 mph winds. It was really fast. He said, "If you break it, you buy me a beer."
(text: Kent Kingston) Jeff from Big Kid Kites showing off his new Yellow Ivanpah Buggy.
Susan Skinner doing her impersonation of an equilateral triangle.
The Skinners looking very dashing.
Sorry, I forgot your name.
A little heavy on the brakes there.
Nic O'Neill showing how to look like a hood ornament.
(text: Kent Kingston) That's Dave Leveck on the left, Me talking to him holding a new HQ Helmet and Dino on the right.
The dust just got too thick after this.