Saturday 21st 20-30kts

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Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby V » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:57 am

Saturday looking pretty good so far...
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby kitekid21 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:41 am

Where are you thinking?
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby FSP » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:07 am

out the back door and ready 2 scor...mc parking lot on...fade, drive, take it alive...heel, toe heel, toe heel toe tooe heel heel toe toe toe toe and one mo heel..ya?
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby adseguy » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:35 pm

.........the Fuck is going on lately with everybody's posts here lately. Must be the dankest shit EVER.....and I don't even smoke :shock:
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby FSP » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:44 pm

dats bro speak fo we gonna do deadmans and boardies til the smoke clears. wheres ur soultude adesfella?
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby bspotty » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:03 pm

Hi guys. I'm relatively new to the forum, moved to Chicago from Cape Town a few months ago. I'm psyched for a kite tomorrow! If anyone is going, and has a space in their car, please let me know (7735515869). Thanks! Cheers, Bruce
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby Bryce FLK » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:24 pm

I am in for tomorrow, prly heading to MC.

Am I reading this map right? A 30 degree difference in water temperature only over 10-15 miles?

http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/michigan/m53.html

Is this what everyone means by the lake 'turning'??
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby xwindsurf » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:27 pm

Wow, Bryce, thanks for doing our homework!
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby Bryce FLK » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:31 pm

It seems hard to believe, The NOAA site says this...

http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/cwdata/lct/glsea.png

Not sure what to expect.
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby mrgrey » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:10 pm

Bryce FLK wrote:I am in for tomorrow, prly heading to MC.

Am I reading this map right? A 30 degree difference in water temperature only over 10-15 miles?

http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/michigan/m53.html

Is this what everyone means by the lake 'turning'??


Dug a little deeper in your link and went to the HELP tab toward the bottom and got this explanation;

4. Cloud covered areas of the lake surface cannot be read accurately by NOAA satellites so the computer program colors them black. Areas near the black masked cloud cover may not be as precisely reported as those some distance from the clouds. CoastWatch images are generally representative of surface temperature conditions, they are not as accurate as your road atlas.
Probably Cloud

5. Some areas are masked with grey color because the computer program has indicated the temperatures presented are probably cloud temperatures. The air temperature at the tops of clouds can sometimes be very nearly the same as the surface water temperature of the lakes below. The grey-scale masking indicates that the accuracy of temperature reporting is lower at this time. Watching CoastWatch temperature patterns over the days, weeks and seasons provides useful information on lake surface temperatures.

I think the NOAA link you provided second is a more accurate reflection.
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby kitenick » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:18 am

miller today. arriving about 11:00am
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby mrgrey » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:09 am

Hope to see some folks at MC this am.. will be there around nine waiting for the wind to swing around.. and can't forget Shoreline Brewery!! :shock:
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby jpavy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:23 am

They have pushed up the forecast an hour or two. Nine is the time to be there if you want to hit it from the start.
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby Misfit » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:23 am

Have fun and please post some pic's


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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby V » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:39 am

Ssw 14-18kts at mc now...getting close. Will be butta smooth the first hour or so with no north wind all night...gonna check it again in an hr and prob head out to miller or tiles bch or mc....
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby Bryce FLK » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:11 am

Me and Mike Z went to MC. Yesterday and rode 10-4. 5 Kites on the beach including my own while Mike was boosting 50ft big airs on an 8. My 7 was hard to hold down. Rain, then 9m conditions then 10,11,12 started seeing 14's flying when we left at 4. Great day. Tried to set up a down wider but no one seemed interested. Really really want to down wind it before the water gets too chillllllly. Maybe KOTGL will be the place to do it.

Scotty G was suppose to come out... What happened l?!? Don't te kids know what your prioritys are when the wind blows?!!?
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby V » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:24 am

Bunch of kites@miller...8m for me. Rode upwind to the jetty with lynch. Got some good sets for sure. Typical nw though and started to fall off slowly but steady. Waas still a nice day. Waves were quite clean. Got 4 hits on a wave several times before it either closed out or rolled out. But since it started falling off i kinda wished i rigged my 10 - i would have gotten more time on the jetty but still got hours of riding in on the 8 so a good day!

Got to see some of the crew from the earlier days like james and rode with the BRO man himself!
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby jensmadwind » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:28 pm

50 ft airs?


This forum is starting to lose credibility
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby adseguy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:51 pm

Mike Z can jump! He has good timing, and off a bigger wave I don't see why not. In one video he's pushing 35 ft and that was flat. Add a 10ft wave...boom (yeah I know it's a 45ft calc, but come on :wink: )

Sad I missed all this I had plans all day. No pics?
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Re: Saturday 21st 20-30kts

Postby jensmadwind » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:58 pm

I have been kiting ten years, been alot of places and have seen alot of things. A fifty foot air is not one of them. The biggest jump i have ever seen was in a solid 40 knots, 7m kite and the kid was the size of an elf, that was maybe 45. I do know one thing, if i saw somebody blowing up 50 footers i would be running to my car for my camera.
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