Sat March 3rd

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Sat March 3rd

Postby anderson » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:58 pm

Just saying...dont want to jinx it though
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby Sonny » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm

If a number of people are going again, I'll be there to photograph. Let's make this happen.

Wind is coming from the west on saturday.
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 am

21mph Rain / Snow expected. If it will change a bit to No snow and rain I will be out for a couple of hours for sure!
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:50 am

Just clouds and wind for saturday. Hmmm will see if I can get a little time. Where are you going?
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby anderson » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:33 pm

thinking about MC or St Joe
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby snowball » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:05 am

My guess is itll be snowkiting in wisconsin. Were going to get dumped on :lol:
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby FSP » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:34 am

I know for myself I am stoked to go now, but will likely shy away from due to the cold water/potentially tough swim in should a break down happen. If enough people go would be safer in numbers. MC would be really clean and manageable if to be w or wsw. THis is sideshore and a any problems can leave you out there a while on this direction so take care. Coast guard is right there and on duty so that would be good. Few places just a mile or two down the road making a few short downwinders making it nice for staying close to shore. Again kiting is great but a lost kite and big swim in is something to take serious this time of year so good plans are important.
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby jpavy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:58 pm

Very good point. Staying close to shore is smart, fun and OK this time of the year (no beach goers). There are two launch/land spots between New Buffalo and Wako for the short downwinders. Red Arrow to Union Pier - left on Town Line Road to the End, and next Red Arrow to Lakeside - left on Pier Road to the end.
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby snowball » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:18 pm

just got back from riding waukegan. It was epic but cold.

if anyone wants to go snowkite in wisconsin tommorow txt me 8475717457

For anyone going in water stay safe i would not go unless it is blowing onshore. Not sideshore even since swimming is not easy.
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby Bryce FLK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:58 pm

Where are you planning to Snowkite? If it isnt to far from DT Chicago I might join you!
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Re: Sat March 3rd

Postby V » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:23 pm

snowball wrote:just got back from riding waukegan. It was epic but cold.


Wasn't it SW to WSW Sat? (and blowing like 35-40?) I thought I checked the windmeter and it was offshore and the gusts were 20mph difference.
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