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February 1, 2012


Congratulations to Luke and Frances!

by flykitesports

Ken (Ninjafly) just posted the following on the NAST page naming Luke Orton and Frances Cronin the riders of the week, voted by the majority of pro riders in Jackson:

“After a really great week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; 2 individuals have been awarded prizes from the BigMt SnowKite FreeRide. They have been offered their pick of great prizes from Pistil hats, CW-X tights, Superfeet insoles, Kleen Kanteen water bottles, and Dakine. The 2 individuals are: Frances Cronin and Luke Orton.

Frances displayed a huge amount of composure during difficult snowkite conditions. This young athlete showed many of the older snowkiters how to keep it together when the going gets tough. Luke displayed an incredible amount of progression with his snowkiting skills.

Luke and his dad, Ron.

Luke is one of the younger guys and it was clearly evident that day to dayand even minute

Frances and me.

to minute Luke continually progresses his skills. Yes, we can all learn these important traits from Frances and Luke. Composure and progression. Please join the BigMt SnowKite FreeRide in congratulating Frances and Luke. And, seek them out for some great tips. oh yeah, if you haven’t seen them ride – they rip.”


The very talented photographer Sean Naugle.










To see more photos of the event taken by Sean Naugle, an amazing photographer visit the Black Owl Media Blog.  There is a very cute photo of the two “winners” pouting when they were denied entry at the Cowboy Bar, in Jackson Hole, WY,  by a very burly bouncer.  Sean’s photos of the event are stunning.

On another note Frances was wearing CW-X tights all weekend, she loves them and they really helped her get thru the fall cross-country running season, one of her favorite undergarment choices!


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  1. Packy
    Feb 1 2012

    Congrats Luke and Frances!


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