Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

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Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby ilivni » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:32 am

Thinking about heading there New Years or the day after? Supposed to be getting 3 - 5".
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:25 am

Heading out Saturday. Looks great looking forward to head out!
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby abtin » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:47 pm

I would be interested in heading out. This would be my first time on ski's.. I am an expert skier and novice kiter.. would this be a good spot?
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:56 pm

Grass lake is awesome it's really big! If you go Saturday give me a call or text 630 three four zero eight six 56
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby abtin » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:05 pm

Thursday & friday are better for me.. How do I check the wind? what direction works best there?
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Look for Fox Lake, IL on weather.com and NOAA and draw a conclusion from that data. Any wind direction usually works. Last time (which is too long ago) we walked out a bit and put our gear down and go from there.


Tonight
Jan 1
Snow 20°F
Observed High
11:25 am
11°F
Snow
CHANCE OF SNOW:
100%

WIND:
NNE at 14 mph

SNOWFALL
1-3 in
Details
Thu
Jan 2
Snow Shower 17°
-8°
Snow Shower
CHANCE OF SNOW:
40%

WIND:
N at 14 mph

SNOWFALL
<1 in
Details
Fri
Jan 3
Mostly Sunny 16°
14°
Mostly Sunny
CHANCE OF SNOW:
10%

WIND:
SSW at 16 mph
Details
Sat
Jan 4
Few Snow Showers / Wind 31°

Few Snow Showers / Wind
CHANCE OF SNOW:
30%

WIND:
SW at 20 mph

Can't wait to hit the snow again!!!
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby adseguy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:57 am

I think I'm going to go to this. Late morning early afternoon?
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby ilivni » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:05 am

I will be going tomorrow. Have to drop people at O'hare in the morning.
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:50 am

ilivni wrote:I will be going tomorrow. Have to drop people at O'hare in the morning.


Stay safe if you go today. Will you riding with some one? I know you said novice on the kite, what are your kite skills in general? Please let us know when you went what the conditions are. Can't wait for Saturday!!! WOOHOOOOP
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Bryce FLK » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:09 am

I am headed out Saturday too... Should be quite the snow fest
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:30 am

Anyone willing to bring a snow shovel to build a small ramp? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby ironben » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:14 am

i down for snowkiting today and tomorrow
let me know, call me,
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby t bagger bob » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:08 pm

[quote][/quote]Anyone willing to bring a snow shovel to build a small ramp?

I had the whole playground to myself today.
The sky tuned blue, the wind was steady, and the bloody marys were red.

Didn`t bring a shovel, but used the power of the wind and my snowboard to plow a pile of snow into a small ramp.
Located just north of the channel and about 200yds off shore. Should have no problem spotting it.
Did a few test jumps and it sure helps release the board from the snow.
Let me know how it works.

I`m out Friday, but should be in on Sat.

Snow conditions are getting thinner, believe it or not. Snow is so light, that the wind is starting to blow it off.
Still plenty, about 4-6 inches overall, but that gets your edge to the ice.
Deeper drifts everywhere also.
livin for wind
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Re: Grass lake 01/01/2014 or 01/02/2014?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Saturday forecast according to wind alert average of 25 mph guessing 40 tapering down to 16 during the day. Sunday max of 17 mph gusting 20. Let's keep an eye out on the forecast. Don't wanna be out there with those high gusts.
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