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SI Adventure


--Where Have All the Windsurfers Gone?
A struggling sport searches for a second wind

--To Air Is Human
Jari Kuosma's BirdMan suit shows that man's potential to fly
isn't pie in the sky

--Not the Girl Next Door
Feisty as ever, mountain biker Missy Giove takes on her detested

--Inside Out
The rise of an urban adventure racing series, the fall of
Hermann Maier and more news

--Murphy's Law
The author finds the world's largest outdoor trade show a bit
short on fresh air

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER Splash landing J.C. Colclasure skimmed safely across the water after being dropped from a plane at last weekend's U.S. National Pond Swooping Championships in Gardiner, N.Y. Later, however, the event turned tragic when a female competitor died from head trauma after her canopy collapsed in midair and she crashed to the ground.

"Before, you knew that the windsurfers with the deep pockets
were going to win. Now anyone can compete."
--Matt Pritchard, page A4