Thursday afternoon

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Thursday afternoon

Postby smpl » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:44 pm

pondering taking the 6 out for a spin

who's with me?
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Postby Pier » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:37 pm

I guess that with my smallest kite (9m) and the surfboard it's not going to be a good fit but maybe I'll come and watch you.

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Postby seblue » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 pm

Contact me maybe I could take some pics or video if you guys are going to M
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Postby zulutimer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:11 pm

hey!
I'm still trying to find/repair a leak in my 7. Planning on making it my first session of Spring.
C ya there
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Postby themooshes1 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:55 pm

Post what time your going out, won't be riding but I'll check you guys out.
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Postby Ripshade » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:03 am

Hey guys,

Ryan from milwaukee here. Myself and Sam my come down to waukegan if it's not too windy out in milwaukee.

We're thinking about doing a downwinder today, or maybe a few on surfboards. I can remember where we did the downwinder last time. All I remember it was like zion or something down to waukegan (I could be botching this up a lot, been a while. Last year to be exact) but anyways we started at a large beach, went past a power plant with warm water and came in by a break wall. Give me a call if anyone is interested. Usually I'll ride with Wes, Dalius, or Droxler.

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Postby jochi » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:42 am

will try to be there from 1-4. Looks like 6m?!

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Postby dewsy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:17 pm

montrose was RIPPIN a little gusty from 10-11 but still RIPPIN.. I'll try to get a video up soon.. Was out on the 8m..
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Postby wesmatson » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:41 pm

I am planning on going out at Montrose around 3:30 or 4pm today. I'll be on the Red Ocean Rodeo Rise.

Sean - would be awesome if you were able to snag some pics / videos this afternoon. Let me know if you make it out.

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Postby zulutimer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:55 pm

WOW
This is WIND. Just got here and the place is empty?
Hope to see someone.
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Postby WaWaZat » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:29 pm

So let's hear some late afternoon stories! I happened to be cruisin' down the outer drive about 5p and HAD to stop & check it out when I saw the 25 foot wave crashes on 41st st! The wind was insane!!
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Bold Friends

Postby rkelly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:18 am

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Re: Bold Friends

Postby rkelly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:19 am

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Re: Bold Friends

Postby rkelly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:21 am

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Postby jensmadwind » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:45 am

I caught two good sessions in sheboygan yesterday. Way too greased on a 9 then perfect on a 6 and my surfboard. I am glad I didn't go to waukegan it was gusting past 50 in the afternoon. The only trade off was that sheboygan was cold. By the time I came off the water around 6 my whole control system had frozen up, I mean encased in ice. No depower, no quick release, ice was glazing the top of my surfboard. The sun was the only thing that made it physically doable.
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Postby WaWaZat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:46 am

jensmadwind wrote:it was gusting past 50 in the afternoon.
That's exactly what it felt like on the South Shore around 5! I had to pull my fleece hood tight, lean forward like a bullet & run the 1/4 mile back.... probably about a fast as a swift walk. My quads were screaming when I got to the car!
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Postby Rorke » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:54 am

Yesterday was pretty sweet.
28F air
35F water

Enjoyed a solo mini downwinder and a snow squall came through. I've had a little snow before, but not like this. Very sensational.

The reason I did a downwinder was to avoid heading too far offshore on my tacks.

Like Jens, when I got in, my whole bar was encased in ice. No QR, no depower, stuck stopper. Not too worried as the OSH were fine, and unlike a donkey dick, my dyna dick works when frozen over.

It was fun. Incredible shape on the waves.
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Postby STF » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:57 pm

Leno and I had a short ses on 5m's.

Didnt last long as it was sooooo gusty the 5m inverted or something while i was out and crashed in the water.

then it was a cold wrap up.
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Postby smpl » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:13 pm

i love it how u still give me shit for misspelling your name
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