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Winter here I come...

After my injury on Maui, I decided it was time to head home to Canada to heal. Once I arrived home I realized that there wasn’t much to do in my small home town of Orillia Ontario. So I moved to the big city of Toronto for the month and worked at “Board Sport” (www.boardsports.ca) During the week I’d work in the shop selling snowboarding equipment, kites and all other sorts of hard goods. Although Toronto was great for work, I missed being outside and active. After seeing the 2011 Banff film festival one evening with my dad, I decided that I’d like to be behind the lens for once and work towards shooting a winter movie incorporating snowboarding at some cool location as well as some snowkiting. So I decided to hook up with Mad snowboards and Trevor Jennings (Smith, Mad boards) to shoot a little snowboarding on the weekends. Once I got my stitches removed January 18th I had my snowboard back under my feet again and got some snowboarding in myself.
 
Once I had the go ahead from my Doctor (Dr. Tillman) I decided it was time to get back on the road and get a kite back in my hands again. I booked a flight to Kelowna, BC for Feb 1st  to visit my little sister Mary Medysky who is attending University there. I haven’t seen my sister now for 5 month so I decided that now it’s a great chance to go and visit her and also get my riding legs back on the mountain. After spending a week in Kelowna visiting and riding I’ve booked a greyhound bus to Whistler BC to spend a few days riding there and catching up with some old friends.
 
On Feb 11th it begins!!! I fly from Vancouver to Salt Lake City Utah to meet up with the Best Team (www.bestkiteboarding.com) and begin to prepare for the Best SuperFly Open, which is being held at Strawberry Reservoir, just out side of Park City. This year I will be attending several of the USA snowkite Tour stops including Utah, Colorado and Idaho. For the 2011 snowkite season I’ve been luck enough to partner with Flow Snowboarding (www.flow.com) Flow has sponsored me the past few year for snowkiting and have continued to pull through again this year. I’ll be riding the 2012 152 Verve, and a set of M5 bindings STOKED!
 
Really excited for the next month ahead of me. Its not often I get to spend a lot of time on the snow anymore and as I’m Canadian and always will be, I’ll always love the snow no matter how cold it may be at times! Keep your fingers crossed for snow and wind and lets hope I don’t loose anymore fingers this time around!! haha

Posted: February 4, 2011 at 06:16 AM
By: John Bryja

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