2.12 and 2.13

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2.12 and 2.13

Postby flyingbigf00t » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:02 pm

I'm gonna head out to grass lake on one or both days, anyone else going to go? Its gonna be very very wet. :D

Hope its windy too, should have my new 4m friday!
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:16 pm

Very wet? ?? your 4 meter is going to be to small unfortunate both of the days. I have an 8 meter flysurfer only kite I have, is on the edge with 14mph wind. But i will be there on Sunday! See you out there look for a red flysurfer.
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby ChicagoGlobeRider » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:46 am

Landed some huge forward to blind with handlepass today on the snow with SS key with Roddiev as my witness.

Kite is so much more affordable than the others in the line-up and highly misunderstood as an expert kite, while incredible as a beginner with stock settings. I have it dialed and can show you the way with all sorts of tips and adjustments I have learned in the snow and on trips this winter.

Kite comes stock, set-up for intro kiting and so the price is cheap!! Come check it out with a lesson or demo to see how it can be expert material. I have a number of them new, un-opened if you want to kite hard without the big $$$ investment

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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby kytbord » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:09 am

Saturday's wind forecast is ok after lunch, but, the AM looks non-workable

Sunday's wind forecast is great all day - but - temps @ 32 degrees will lead to wet packy snow....
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby flyingbigf00t » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:47 am

Very wet because of the warm up. Fall in warm snow like that and you're soaked.

I've also got a 10m Speed2 which i will ride likely on saturday. Looking forward to getting out for the first time in way too long...
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:14 pm

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... 88.095&e=0

Sunday looks good enough! I am gonna be out there!
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby flyingbigf00t » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:01 am

Yup. Looks like sunday. Time strap on the xcountry skis...

Wind looks a little stronger to the south, might back country into busse woods and see what's up.
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:33 am

South West Winds at grass lake its going to be fun tomorrow! See you out there !
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby dbur » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:49 am

I'll be at grass lake today around 1pm
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby flyingbigf00t » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:53 pm

I'm actually out in busse right now. The wind is variable and a little annoying, but there's enough to tootle around.
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby dbur » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:49 am

it was ok on a 16m... it did pickup between 3pm and 4pm however snow got wet and was sticking on top of the the snowboard...
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:53 am

Heading out in a bit. Meeting kytbord there and some others. Hope to see some other Chicago kiters out there
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby Misfit » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:55 am

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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby dewsy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:00 pm

oooh man I wish I were out there now.. man, the wind is howlin.. I'd b there in a tshirt n snowpants for sure!! but I'm stuck at this meet, so let me know how it was out there!! I might try to hit it tomorrow.. the ice should still be thick enough right?

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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby shudawg7 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:11 pm

The ice will be thick enough, but I would guess that the snow will be too slushy. I was there this morning along with about 6-8 others. The top 6 inches of snow was fine, but in some areas there was about 4-5 inches of slush underneath.

Great winds today though and the snow was still fine. Wind was about 15 and clean as a whistle!!
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Re: 2.12 and 2.13

Postby dbur » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:10 pm

it was nice - sunny and warm, however riding conditions weren't good, when I started at 1pm snow was too sticky, it was hard to get any speed on a snowboard (may be some wax could have helped), yesterday was better despite much lighter wind
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