Wed Oct 19

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Wed Oct 19

Postby gbleck » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:51 pm

Anyone interested in some windy wet Waukegan Wednesday? Should be cold and wet with possibly more wind then is safe. Any takers?
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby snowball » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:21 pm

Tommorow looks a little too crazy. I think i'm going to waukegan right now. Its a steady 20.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby gbleck » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:41 pm

Yea likely I'm going to go down and pump up and not go out if it goes as nuked as it looks on the prediction but if it doesn't go into the 30+ sustained area it might be doable. Pray for less then predicted wind.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby snowball » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:54 pm

Jus com now im on 41 on way its perfect anyone that wants to do zion to waukegan downwinder come to waukegan or call me 8475717457
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby BigAl » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:49 pm

Im down for tomorrow at Kegan, downwinder perhaps? I got a pick-up truck!! any takers? ill be up there early 8-10am.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby adseguy » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:40 pm

Thunderstorms tonight. The forecast will still be very strong tomorrow, but constant.

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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby BigAl » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 pm

Does anyone have a 9-8m that I can demo for tomorrow? looks like its gunna be very windy day and my smallest is a 11m :-(
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby adseguy » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:14 pm

9 is still too big. It'll be 30-40 with gusts to 60....at least in the afternoon. 11 is waaaay too big unless you wake up at the crack of dawn.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby BigAl » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:12 pm

I'm 6ft 7in an weigh 240, I can hold down my 11m bow from 25-30/35 (a custom bar with a super long de-power throw) and i wanna ride my wake sk8, I do plan to go out really early ( I might leave tonight and sleep in the truck, after the hawks game), hopefully it will be a little lighter than predicted. I'm still up in the air about where to ride, i'm spit between Montrose and Keegs.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby gbleck » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:52 am

Montrose looks better this mornin. Waukegan is at the center of the iso bar stack and the heavy section of the rain. 45 air +55 water is doable no prob normaly but I'm not sure about combined with rain, no sun and 30knots of wind. To much evaporative cooling me thinks. Oh well. Looks like a good day to work on repairing the twin tip I snaped the nose off of.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby BigAl » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:17 am

Yeah.....I don't like rain with wind, very unpredictable, I wanna ride really bad but, I know better than to pump up on a day like this. What a wind tease.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby BigAl » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:07 am

Just did a radio interview about kiteboarding/kitesurfing Lake Michigan today on 101.1 fm Chicago. Should be played back a couple times today this afternoon.
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Re: Wed Oct 19

Postby Safe_Cracker » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:09 pm

Wow supposed to be honking tomorrow also kinda sucks not having a napkin to use . I think I have an old LF spectrum ll 6m laying around somewhere, just need to find it lol.

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