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KITE CROSSING

Postby thrmldlite » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:59 pm

Hello,

I've been reading alot about land to land crossings via kite power such as the Catalina to LA Harbor Crossing, Florida to Bimini Crossing. Anyone thought about crossing from the Michigan mainland to Manitou Island or Mackinac Island. How about Michigan to Wisconsin???? My goal for 06 is to cross something...point A to point B run...hopefully something bigger than that little dirty pond at Waukegan beach.

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Postby Misfit » Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:00 am

Todd,
Sounds like a cool idea. I thinkt here is enough support in the midwest go after it. Let me know what you come up with. Later
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Postby skysurfr » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:11 pm

My last day chasing wind at South Haven there was a guy attempting a swm across the lake. Well, he was swimming after his kite which was heading out to sea.

What the heck was that guys' name?


LOL

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Postby MrNiceFred » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:23 pm

Hey does anyone know the difference between these slingshot 5th line add ons?
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Postby Misfit » Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:19 am

Hey Mike
ur post is making me re live some chafe
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Postby Misfit » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:48 am

Hey Mrnicefred
What do you mean the difference? Length? Compatability?
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Postby nicole » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:48 am

i googled it to find that lake michigan is about 120 miles wide (im guessing on average). as far as i know, the record for kite crossing is key west to cuba, which is about 90 miles. FL to bimini was about 50 miles and it took the teams between 3 and 7 hours to make it. so crossing lake MI would take a little more than double i guess. . . thats a long ass time!!!
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Postby thrmldlite » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:49 pm

I think the kite distance record is 137 miles. If Lake Michigan is 120 you got to think you would probably travel 200 miles to get across...that's too far.
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Postby SmoothDusty » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:42 pm

What about Montrose to Miller? You'd go past some pretty gnarly coastline with all the steel mills, etc. but it might be cool to kite out of the city - or Miller to Montrose... that would be cool too. Or a downwinder from Zion to Oak Street Beach. That would be sweet - land on the beach and then have a bunch of chicks in bikinis to greet you - then bash their heads in when you crash your kite - whoops!
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