Friday 5.21-22.2010

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

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Friday 5.21-22.2010

Postby jojy » Wed May 19, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi guys,
Any prediction about this weekend ? Miller / Waukegan ? which one will be better to train on ?
I got my Van for a few hours, if someone need the ride :wink:
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Postby dewsy » Thu May 20, 2010 8:04 am

doesn't look like there's going to be enough to kite.. might not be a bad idea to work on kite control if you need to work on that though, but not enough to get up on a board..

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Postby srhew » Thu May 20, 2010 10:13 am

Dewsy,
Kite control? What are some things you can do to work on that?
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Postby Misfit » Thu May 20, 2010 10:19 am

First weekend i've been free in about two months and no breeze. :(


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Postby jojy » Thu May 20, 2010 10:32 am

Cory, I'm with you on that, I feel your pain .. :wink:
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Postby DP » Thu May 20, 2010 10:52 am

I'm down for Waukegan/Zion on Sunday to at least practice some kite skills.
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Postby Misfit » Thu May 20, 2010 10:59 am

If you want to feel some real pain, I was in Hatteras last weekend on business and didn't kite once! I was too busy while it was breezy and the wind died out when I was finally free. Ouch!!

Well, Maybe its a hobie cat weekend!

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Postby jojy » Thu May 20, 2010 11:08 am

"Ouch !! " is an understatement Cory...... OK OK you win :lol:

I can't imagine been there and not kiting.....a true teaser !!



P.S -
What do you think about this condition - for Friday :
http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/lake ... quette_par
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Postby Misfit » Thu May 20, 2010 11:41 am

Forecast for Friday looks a little sketchy for miller.

Here's another.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... ype=marine

Both windfinder and noaa are predicting some sort of offshore @ miller on friday accompanied by storms. I'd look someplace a little closer to chicago. No place is going to be as friendly for kiting as miller but you will run less of a risk of getting caught up in a off shore breeze. Also, looks light. Ask dewsey if you can borrow his flysurfer. ;) Gonna need a blimp and a door to get going in 12mph. Still, if it's not stormy and offshore and you wanna hit it..... get photos!

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Postby dewsy » Thu May 20, 2010 1:01 pm

kite control - just some figure 8's have a buddy or bring your girl and have her launch the kite for you.. work on bringing the kite up and then back down to her keeping the kite in good control.. it'll also help you learn to some degree the pull you can expect when landing and launching your kite when it's actually blowin..

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Postby srhew » Fri May 21, 2010 10:12 am

Thanks for the tip!
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Postby Misfit » Fri May 21, 2010 10:19 am

Looking like sunday MAY get some sse breeze.

Keep your fingers crossed


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Postby jojy » Fri May 21, 2010 10:40 am

:twisted: :twisted: Waiting for wind == Suck !! :twisted: :twisted:
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