have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

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have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:21 am

This Is my yearly invite to people who may be waiting for safe ice,I planted wheat across from w3669 bray rd Elkhorn ,field has a pocket and short steep slope and longer gradual slope will be best on non North winds has 4 inches need 4 more snow
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Postby t bagger bob » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:31 am

Thanks for the invite!
Maybe we`ll get that extra 4 inches over the weekend.

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Postby V » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:26 pm

ahhh yea! thanks man!
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Postby chanson » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:45 pm

nordic norm hooked it up last Xmas!

let's hope we can do it again this year!

thanks Norm!

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Postby nordicnorm » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:53 am

Snow cover is good now I put kite up late yesterday but 38 mph gusts caused me to drop it right away will try today there is a nice zone with deep pow deposit actually parts of the fields are exposed to North winds so will give it a gvo today when temps break 10 D shoot me a pm or call if anyone wants to head up here. I would still be scared to do anything on a lake myself.
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Postby ironben » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:37 pm

i be more than happy to visit this place.
maybe next good wind/snow day i will come over.
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Postby nordicnorm » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:04 pm

Area where wind deposited snow in usable depths is really only the size of 2 football fields right now , I guess if you went crazy with hip /knee/elbow/shoulder and head padding you may survive a crash where wheat blades show ,which means 1 inch cover and possible rock s to hit . Anyone know of a safe lake in N IL or S WI area??
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Postby V » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:25 pm

wow that place looks great norm! I'm heading to France for two weeks tomorrow but hope the invite is still good come January.
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Postby nordicnorm » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:30 pm

got a few more inches will pad up and try it next windy day lakes are getting thick but coverage sporadic as usual
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how much snow you have now?

Postby kytbord » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:32 am

Hey nordicnorm,

Got any snow cover left on that there wheat field as of today, January 5th?

I live near Richmond, IL and we got near zero after the great melt that happened two weekends ago.

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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:34 pm

Nope all gone and nothing in the wings , have had to sharpen runners on freeskate and hit up the lakes so far with windsurf sail but may try making some passes with the kite dont know how well gybing would go ,anybody else try said device>>?
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:13 pm

I just made Irons under my board of my land board. Will try it out this saturday how that will work out!
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How's snow cover as of January 13th?

Postby kytbord » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:57 pm

nordicnorm,

At my place in near the WI / IL state line we've gotten about 6" of snow or so on the last week.

Is your wheat field snowkitable given I'm hoping you've had similar snowfall?

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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:39 am

still no good I would hit any lake if wind was west at 15 but getting nnw at 10 so not kiting today, Forecast for 1 to 3 on Monday ,that would make it ok but will be gone last week of Jan to Port Morales ,mx
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:19 pm

Field is covered now ,snow had a bit of sleet towards end then 1 to 2 more inches so maybe when wind comes in it will not be blown bare ,will keep posting updates.
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby kytbord » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:16 am

Thanks for the updates! We appreciate it!
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:11 am

Hi I am back from Mexico ( not windy place ) only kited one day needed 16m not a 10 m ; and am seeing great snow conditions on field will go out today and again Saturday forecast for Sat is 15 NW not perfect but ok , if anyone is coming let me know. 262 325 3554
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:22 pm

Field is 6 to 12 inches of perfect powder now need wind Sat at N 5 to 10 quite marginal we will see.
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby nordicnorm » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:09 am

wind nw 8 to 15 forecast for gusts to 25 anyone kiting today? cover is around 1 ft of powder snow can use sled to pack a lane for getting started .
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Re: have 60 acre wheat field in Elkhorn

Postby kytbord » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:10 pm

Hey NordicNorm,

Is this field an option this winter - 2011 - once it snows?

Snowkiting the lakes is awesome, but it will be a while before there's enough ice.
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