Outdoor enthusiasts like Josh Manchester, Phillip M. Journey and Bucko Slabaugh don’t need to buy ski passes to have fun. Just give them a windy day, some snow, and they’re high as kites.
Not literally, though. That would be dangerous and call for swift action.
But the three do love kite skiing and sometimes do it at Montana State University. Manchester, of Great Falls, is a recent MSU graduate in microbiology. Journey, from Florida, is an MSU sophomore in construction engineering technology. Slabaugh, from Bozeman, is a first-year architecture student at MSU…Â More info
HUGE seas, extreme fatigue and speeds of up to 35mph.
These are just some of the challenges a Winchester man will face as he aims to set a new world record in kitesurfing endurance across the English Channel.
Ashley Overton hopes to sail into the record books as the first person to kitesurf across the worldâ€™s busiest shipping lane and back again.
Along with his friend Rob Ward, the 44-year-old will sail 50 miles across the Channel …Â More info
Times are tough, so the Miami International Boat Show is going overboard to make it easier to buy a boat.
The 68th Miami show, which runs today through Monday at three sites, will have an Affordability Pavilion to help people find boats that can be financed for $300 or less per month.
The pavilion, which has appeared at other boat shows, will feature fishing boats, runabouts and personal watercraft such as an Angler 173F ($250 per month), the 20-foot Carolina Skiff 218DLV ($219), a Polar Kraft Bass Series TX175 Pro ($125) and the Yamaha VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe PWCs ($59).
Those in the market for a boat should find good deals at the show…Â More info
Retailers across the country are yanking shoes, toys, Valentine’s gifts and other children’s goods from shelves to comply with a strict lead law that took effect Tuesday.
The repercussions of the hotly debated Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which bans the sale of children’s products containing dangerous amounts of lead and chemicals called phthalates, began rippling through the industry as manufacturers realized the law wasn’t going away….Â More info