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Kitesurfing or snowkiting...if the wind's blowin'...where you goin?

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Postby adseguy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:09 pm

Brain and I got it real good on a 7M and 10M until mine blew up (again). Damn valves.
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Postby IVO » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:15 pm

Have to put up formal apology to my polish friends..once they showed up around 1pm,the rest of the wind died and I was calling names on them:)),BUT as always once everybody left and also we were almost about to leave it start blowing and I mean blowing..Reader from keegs showed SSW 20 with gusts to 30,but I couldn't hold my 12m down!Sand snakes all over the beach,haha

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Postby smpl » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:01 pm

if anyone goes to wolfe lake tomorrow can that please look out for my blue LF bar and a red eclipse pump. damnit

*found it never mind
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Postby Mixmikeup » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:18 am

So how does the Thermal Block work? Does the cold air just sit on top of the cold water or something? Ruining our fun? :evil:
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Postby adseguy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:56 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the hot warm is from the south is what is moving. If you cool that down the wind will stop......sooooo...at the cold surface of the water the warm air stops moving. It usually picks backs up later in the day as the overall air starts to cool off again. It's exactly the opposite of a thermal where cool air rises once it hits hot land meaning air has to get sucked in from the sea.
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Postby maly » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:41 pm

Interesting,
I've looked at he meeter in Kenosha and it shows nice wind all day , Kegs shows no wind or very unstable.
Kenosha anemometer is located 20m above the site
Kegs anemometer is only 9m above the site

Then Jochi posted this :

OBSERVATIONS FROM SITES WITH ANEMOMETERS WELL ABOVE THE STANDARD 10M HEIGHT...INCLUDING THOSE FROM LARGER COMMERCIAL BOATS ON THE LAKE...WILL SEE SOME STRONGER WINDS ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE UPWIND SHORES AS STRONG MIXING OVER LAND REACHES A SHORT DISTANCE OUT OVER THE WATER BEFORE HIGHLY LAMINAR FLOW DOMINATES.

So just get 30m lines, fly you kite high and you may be Ok :-)
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Postby Mixmikeup » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:12 pm

Yup, was blowing a bit in the late morning when i got to keegs, died by the time I got set up, got a good 20 minutes of riding in about two hours later, then right when I had to take off (about 4pm) it picked up again. Damn you thermal block!!!

But still, nice to be outside again!
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