Thursday 4.29

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Thursday 4.29

Postby dewsy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:03 pm

Hittin Keegs all day tomorrow.. Hope to see some of you guys out there.. Planning on getting there around 10ish right as the temp is goin up..

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Postby Kevin » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:04 pm

I'll be joining you, provided not gale force crazy strong winds
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Postby adseguy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:31 pm

I'll hit Montrose while there is still some East in it and avoiding the 40mph gusts. Should be a beautiful day, but watch out how it picks up
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Postby seblue » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:35 pm

I plan on being there, I will bring your leash. I just finished putting the leading edge bladder in a 10 meter C so I can fly in the higher winds safer.
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Postby lebeda12345 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:24 pm

I will be at Waukegan around 1 pm. So see you there
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Postby Safe_Cracker » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:03 am

You do know thursday is 4/29 lol
I could be wrong, but not usually

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Postby skysurfr » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:58 am

Looks like it's going to rain till noon, it might work after that?
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Postby kitenick » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:34 pm

Dewsy,

How agout a cor pool. I plan to leave downtown around noon. you thoughts?

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Postby Kevin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:41 pm

Heading up now
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Postby skysurfr » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:47 pm

Gusting to 40 MPH +. I'll pass.

If you do go, make damn sure that it's clear well downwind of you. If you get loftted, you are going to go 40 mph

Let's see... 40 miles is 211,200 feet....in one hour.... divide by 60 ... 3520 feet per minute...divide by 60... 58 feet per second in the air... 5 second jump... 293 feet downwind.

Close enough to say ... 1 Football field in 5 seconds.

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Postby nG » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:56 pm

skysurfr wrote:Close enough to say ... 1 Football field in 5 seconds.
:shock:


AWESOME :shock:
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Postby slavman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:44 pm

Any updates from the battle fields?
If it's too strong for the kites, the windsurfer should be ok.
thanks for the infos.
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Postby skysurfr » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:16 pm

Well they just had a peak wind of 46 knots at Midway.... that would test your pigtails!

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Postby dewsy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:49 pm

GUYS!! Alright with the safety.. I know I had jumps today that lasted for well over 5 seconds and I saw people today jumping well over 10 seconds, NOBODY was going the length a football field or half, or anywhere near that.. There wasn't ONE foul-up today and we were packed in SUPER close at times.. People were on 7's 8's 9's and 10's today, I think I even saw a 12 out there today, no one got hurt..

Today's ride was EPIC.. The waves, the surf.. I got in about 5 hours of ride time today, the only reason I stopped was because one of the blisters on my hand opened up and started bleeding.. It was awesome seeing everyone out there today.. Sean, we'll get ya going soon man, hang in there..

As for my comment on safety, it's been brewing since my last post about miller when I was told it was unsafe to ride in onshore winds (give me a BREAK).. Mike, nothing against you. You are an unrelenting ambassador to this sport, and for keeping it alive at Montrose, and in my opinion, you get no where near the amount of praise you should for your active role in this.. keep it alive mikey, hope to see you out there on the water..

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Postby dewsy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:51 pm

[quote="kitenick"]Dewsy,

How agout a cor pool. I plan to leave downtown around noon. you thoughts?

jim[/quote]

yeah we'll have to get one of those goin.. I don't know if i'm going tomorrow yet but I'll text you when I do know.. If I go, I'll have to be back by about 3 for work..

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Postby skysurfr » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:50 pm

Big D- You may ask the questions, but ANYONE can read the replies. The safety comments are directed toward anyone who wants to read or consider them, not just yourself. Of course we're all big boys and girls and can decide for ourselves when to go or not.

The safest course is to leave the kites in the trunk all year. Nobody wants to do that. My safety comments are "take 'em or leave 'em", they are general and widely accepted.

I'm glad nobody got hurt today. Im glad everyone who did go out, got along just fine. There may have been a few who stayed home today after considering the safety messages on this board. It's not easy making the "go / no-go" decision, especially when you're new.

I'd like to think that over the years, we've saved a broken bone or two by helping someone make the right decision.

You've been a great topic starter and a good lead into safety discussions and questions! Also, thanks for the kind words about Montrose.

See on the h2o!

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Postby Artem » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:56 pm

Today was a great day I rode waukegan on my 9m from 11 to 2 and then from 4:30-6 when it was gusting to probably 40 you definatly have the power to travel a whole football field if my kite traveled through the power zone during a big jump. The hang time today was just unreal. It was great to see everyone out and ripping today!!
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Postby dewsy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:35 am

point well taken Mike..

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Postby jkjaeschke » Mon May 03, 2010 9:50 am

Yea was one of the best days I've had in a while. Was riding the 12m and super lit at times. Switched to the poleboard when the wind got to be too much. Windy but def wasn't the gale force they were forecasting. Sun even came out around 1.
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