Open Kiteboarding Community by Kiteboarders for Kiteboarders

Mark Groshens
  • Male
  • Cambridge, ON
  • Canada

Mark Groshens's Friends

  • Simon
  • John Verbakel
  • Baluk
  • ScottFerrede
  • Terry Schinkel
  • Mike Dinsmore
  • Jason Sweers
  • YOSH

Mark Groshens's Discussions

keeping a little more organized at the beach
6 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew Jul 24, 2009.

line extensions for light or higher altitude wind
6 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Groshens Dec 5, 2008.

Gifts Received


Mark Groshens has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift


Mark Groshens's Page

Mark Groshens's Photos

Mark Groshens's Blog

Congratulations Amy and Clay

Amy and Clay were married on the weekend - beautiful wedding.
Could have been a bit warmer weather and maybe some more food - but hey, you can't have everything
(it was hot - really hot and everyone was well fed)

Big Congratulations - hope you get some wind on the Honeymoon, I doubt if you'll have much else to do if you can't kiteboard ;-)

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

bar and harness found at LP at end of day saturday

If you left a bar and harness at Long Point sayturday - check the forum for info

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

Technical question about this site

As a general question - why are all the posts and discussions on here in the last part of the year done as blog posts? I keep looking at the forum to se what the recent posts are but everything seems to be as a blog. Call me old school but isn't a blog supposed to be for some kind of personal entries like a journal on line?

Shouldn't general discussions be on the forum?

I keep going to the forum to see where people are going and anything new but no posts there. Looks like the forum… Continue

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

photos from Sunday at Long point

Here is a link to photos from sunday at Long Point. I found a lot of shots from people further out were really dull in lighting and some were just a little fuzzy from distance, dull light, blowing sand and high wind. i put a lot in of Matt and some of Jim and then most shots of other people were on the beach not as much action. If you view it as a slide show there is a progression through the shots - kind of a story of the… Continue

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

a few photos from saturday

Saturday turned into a fairly clear but high wind day - it just cranked on and only a few of us were there and only a couple of people had brought kites small enough. It was gusting up to 35 knots mid afternoon. Most wind was high 20's with gusts

I posted some shots - most are of Drew out riding so when you go to the link on my photo sets, look for the photo set named "Drew's big day_LongPoint" It was high wind but typical Long Point it was churning waves breaking all over the place. Most… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2008 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (13 comments)

At 7:20am on May 14, 2008, Sly said…
Thanks a lot Mark! I've kited to Kincardine before but with NW wind at the Main Beach. I hope to get some wind late this afternoon!
At 8:19pm on May 17, 2008, Andrew Trossman said…
Can you score a good deal on some kites?
At 10:26pm on May 24, 2008, Andrew Trossman said…
Well I'm a beginner and need lots of gear ;-) - but I don't have the budget for what I want! So if you have anything that comes up that's a good deal please post it here. In fact, since I run this website maybe we can make a special place for gear. Do you think it's worthwhile to have a new/used gear exchange on-line? I know I'd love a 9m one or rise, a big light air board, a heavy air board, and an XL drysuit ;-).

At 7:40pm on July 7, 2008, Sly said…
Hey Mark,
How things going? It's been a while! I will be working in Chatham tomorrow (staying overnight in Windsor) and I'm planning to go kiting after work around 3:30-4:00. Should I go to Rondeau or Lake St-Clair?? It's supposse to be SW and I think it may dome on Erie because it's supposse to be really hot. Where would you go. I really don't want to get skunk, it's been a long time since I had a good session. If I get some wind, I'll ride untill it's dark!!
At 3:25pm on August 11, 2008, Jason Sweers said…
hey mark -

thanks again for giving me a hand after colliding with me on saturday. i appreciate it.

that said, kyle is down a bar and lines with the sheared loop on his leader lines [2007 naish 5 line bar]. can we work together on it to get him back up and rolling? it looks like the minimum would be to replace his two front lines for equal stretch/wear. let me know what you think. i'll be in touch with boardsports and likely jack and jills to see if they can get us some lines to sort it out.

let me know your thoughts - thank you!

At 4:27pm on August 11, 2008, Jason Sweers said…
hi, mark.

i spoke with kyle about your reply, just now [we work together]. he's interested in getting the replacement lines from naish to ensure that, as you have noted, the lines will stretch equally over the lifetime use of the bar and lines.

so far, he has done a bit of research on-line and has a few leads. so, in short, it looks like he'll be ordering naish, replacement front-lines. i'll keep you posted on what he finds.

thanks again for your prompt response and willingness to help.

At 12:26pm on September 18, 2008, Jason Sweers said…
hey - mark!

- i got the bar and lines with me. i hope to see you soon!
sorry for the delays in getting the lines to you.

hope you have been making good use of the wind lately.
best regards,

At 10:31pm on September 26, 2008, Steve Poirier said…
Hi Mark
Good time out there today, thanks for taking the pictures.
Here is my email
Maybe will see you on Huron this weekend

At 10:31am on October 5, 2008, Doug said…
Nice pictures Mark.

One of these days you are going to have to turn the camera the other way. You don't even have a picture of yourself for your page!!

See you at the beach, cheers.

At 8:53am on April 1, 2009, Doug said…
Hey Mark. Long time no talk. How was your winter? Did you get out kiting much? Anyway, do you still carry Seaspecs sunglasses, and if so how much and do you have any in stock or do you need to order them? Please let me know.

Cheers. Doug

You need to be a member of OpenKite to add comments!

Join OpenKite


© 2018   Created by Andrew Trossman.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service