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Great bottom turns and beats

Postby Northerner » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:23 am

Here’s a good one. I think Ian Alldredge in this video really shows off an outstanding bottom turn along with the importance of doing them right. He really sets himself up nicely with the speed of his turns.

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Postby Misfit » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:03 am

That kid is amazing. Met him last year at the Triple S comp. He was the best in the surf by a long shot. I think he ma have come from a different planet.

The video is awesome! I don't know what you call it but whatever he did around 1:08 in that video was sick!

Thanks for the vid

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Postby anderson » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:55 pm

This guy has a very strong surfing background. He goes vertical to snap right on the junction. So fluid It does not seem he is harnessed to a kite.

I was wondering how he does riding backside down-the-line.

thx for sharing
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Postby IVO » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Very smooth turns,kid looks spectacular!Wonder when we'll have some good casino sesion finally :twisted:
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Postby Pier » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:19 pm

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Postby West » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:26 am

Imagine what he would do on a twin-tip, Cory.......... :wink:

Actually, some incredibly tight turns, and great ability to read the wave; not his first rodeo by any means.

Anderson, I do believe I remember him almost getting barreled going backside, looked damn near like St. Joe on a NE....great vid....good find Sherriff!!
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Postby Misfit » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:36 am

Never been to st joe on a NE. Good?

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Postby anderson » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:07 pm

NE works if you go more to the outside since it gets turbulent in the inside because of the dunes in tiscornia and silver beach.

Straight N or NNW works great with good wave peaks at Ursulas (sand bar south at Lions Park) see picture below I took about 1 year ago. In my opinion one of the best breaks in Lake Michigan

If surfers are present at Ursulas then you have to go a bit more downwind.

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Postby anderson » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:23 pm

West, right on!! In the classic days it does get SQUARE HOLLOW at silver (see previous pictures).

I have seen you with a couple of other kiters (Eric, Roberto, Jimbo, etc) leaving no prisioners at silver.
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Postby West » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:29 pm

Some nice days at Silver for sure.....still haven't caught it on a BIG NNE. My buddy, Matt Mulligan (who knows more about Lake Michigan than anyone I know) said it carries the "best" wave on the lake given the right direction. Of course, the bigger it gets, bailouts become less of an option!! Better be on your game.... Yet to see it, but it is #1 on my list to do this year.

I am sure Alldredge could shred it up pretty good on his surfboard, but I still believe the best way to rip up our waves are on a twin-tip!! 8)
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Postby anderson » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:01 pm

I haven't seen Matt but I've been out with Chuck, his brother, on less organized days.

I am dying to see a vid of someone taking off vert on a Brokite to smash the lip. Right now just fatening the money pig.
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Postby Eric A. » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:46 am

N, NE at Sliver is absolute heaven.
I haven't been down to MI city yet on a big Westerly and from what I've been told it can get really heavy, however the wave at Silver is one of the cleanest, reforming, powerful waves I've ridden on Lake MI. Sort of like a mini San Carlos down near the chili bowl. On LARGE days you can pick up a wave at the pierhead and ride it all the way down and past the outpost if your legs can take the burn. I'd say that may be a quater mile? That's alot of turns to make and sections to hit.

During the last day of a KOGL when it was light up north I recomended that riders come down to Silver for some wave action. Damien Leroy and Jon Modica came down on there way home and scored a great day. It was meduim sized and wind was just filling into the inside.
When those guys got out of the car, Jon's jaw dropped and he instantly ran for his surfboard and 12m....then he just killed it out there. Afterword he said that he was surprised that lake MI could produce such a nice wave.

I would like to see what they thought if they came out on a big day.

I've had some of the best kite and windsurf sessions down at Silver. If you like riding down the line, Silver can be downright magical. It just lines up down there.

Anderson is correct in stating that it can get light on the inside where the nuggets are when it's NE, but once she gets a touch of north and it fills in it gets really good.

Silver IS NOT a place to learn waveriding. You need to have everything dialed in and be able to perform without hesitation. It is an advanced spot due to the many breakwalls, lack of beach, rocks, there is no safe bail out for a long ways downwind, you have to be fully comitted and concentrate and know when to cut out. The next option for a bail out is a ways down the coast at the next park.

DO respect and give a wide berth to the surfers. They only hang out at the outpost where it's really crankin, but for us kiters we can pick the nuggetsa little furthur outside and everyone gets their share.

Wow....now I'm ready for a Silver session.
I will be taking off vert on a Shiner bock Brokite 130 to smash the lip at every oportunity to do so.
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Postby IVO » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:30 pm

So I thought I know most of the good wave spots in 4hour radius and now you coming with pictures of barrels?!! :shock: How come I have never even remotely heard of this?I guess my blood is still young,anyhow,it looks amazing!!

Eric you saying it has medium size waves and guys were ripping on 12m,was it windy the night prior to this or it's usually that good on even 12m( northerly)weather condition..

This just hit my number one to do list and reduce South Haven-Sagutack downwinder to second place :lol:
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Postby Eric A. » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:26 am

IVO, I'll put out the APB when it's looking good for Silver. You've got to check it. You'll trip out.

I think Silver is overlooked because on a N, NE chicago riders seem to stay on the west side. For us we either do SH or SJ on a N, NE....sometimes SJ will be better and come up quicker on a N, NE than the Haven.

In the photos that Anderson took it's pretty glassy.....perhaps it was windy at night or the day before. You've got to remeber that Lake MI has over a 300 mile fetch. They just roll on down the coast and wrap around the extra long pier head to produce some nice lines.

Watch for N, NE forecast 15-25 or better.
If it's a big frontal system it could be really good...if it's a thermal push there can still be a fun wave but it does get light on the inside.
Mid to late afternoon it seems to shape up really nice when the wind is cooking.

I'm not certain if the public beach will let us launch near the pier..we used to be able to do this a while ago, but I think they stopped that.

I usually rig and launch near the outpost....downwind of everyone on the beach.

I'd really like West to get a taste of Silver and he has yet to score the honey hole on a S wind. I'll let him fill you in on this place.
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Postby IVO » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:22 pm

Thank you for the reply Eric,I'll keep a eye on it,but if you see something shaping up,let us know..

It's true that on those big northerly winds,we usually stay on our side of a lake,but that place looks incredible,well worth the drive :twisted:
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Postby V » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:49 am

Ursula's, named after the girl who used to let the surfers sleep at her house right there back in the 60s.
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Postby IVO » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:09 pm

Eric,wind switch today for little bit to North so I had a chance to take a look on the angle of the wind to the beach,it looks perfect..

There is some light breeze N-NW for Sunday,let me know if its gonna be worth it.

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