Point Betsie, MI - 10.17.2010

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Point Betsie, MI - 10.17.2010

Postby freezysteezy » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Yesterday it finally occurred. Amongst waves. Chaos ingrained. Bliss.
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Postby Rorke » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:23 pm

Thanks to Dan for saving my 12m.

When I go kiting with my kiter wife and baby, I look like John Candy from Summer Rental. Tent, chairs, 2 kites, 2 bars, 2 boards, 2 wetsuits, 2 harnesses, pump, umbrella, diaper bag, cooler, etc.

Well, after setting up the tent I pumped up the 12m. Then it started ripping, so I sanded that and started over with the 9m.

Annie's turn was first. We have a system. I self launch and walk way up wind while she follows with the baby. After 10 minutes, we put the babe in the dunegrass out of the wind, Annie takes the kite, I run back to the tot and walk back to the tent.

On my way back, I saw Dan had snatched my rolling kite just before it rounded the point. He was still flying his kite, but couldn't flop mine. Since I couldn't really run back due to the tiny baby, I very much appreciate him holding that shit together for a lot longer than he wanted to.

I guess I needed more sand. Has anyone ever had the sand blow off their kite?

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Postby jensmadwind » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:36 am

yes,

kite that hat never flown with lines attached got its first flight after the sand blew off the canopy.

plastic grocery bags or pillow cases used as sand bags won't blow away
10 mph?
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Postby schuss8899 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:52 am

When the wind blows, so does everything else that is not nailed down.
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Postby nG » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:13 pm

i dig deeped to avoid sharp stuff in surfacing sad, and i put 'wet' sand on the kite. :?
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Postby jojy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Woow Rorke :shock: , big kahoonas to bring a baby to the beach :!:

Wish I could do the same.......to scary for me :roll: :wink:
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