SATURDAY. Jan 12th

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SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:38 am

In spite of the "Wrappin it up" and "Snowkite" topics, we got water weather here this week.

Might roll up to catch some air if I dont think a thermal will kill near shore winds tomorrow...anyone still paying attention? or have we all already converted the kites into indoor play-tents for the kids during the winter?
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:18 am

Wondering if the warm weather and cold water are killin' it... check the inverse wind/temperature graphs. Tomorrow AM dawn patrol might be the call. Wind is falling tomorrow afternoon. so might hang today and roll out early AM style. Makin' the 'toe proud...
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:31 am

looks like it is coming back, temps dropping, wing increasing!
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby Pier » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:00 pm

V,

I'm in for the dawn patrol tomorrow.

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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby winter234 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:52 pm

Where you guys thinking?
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:00 pm

Man looks like either keegs or going further north in mi. S winds then switching to the west and falling off. Today the wind never happened in sh. I may not go actually. I've seens there forecasts before. Gonna be early not sure how long it'll last...
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby Pier » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:44 am

Yeah, it doesn't look great and chances are to not get any even driving 2-3h.

I'll check before sunrise and make the call.
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:19 am

S haven dying already 18-21 now. Not enough for my 12m

But...system shifted north and looks like things changed for the better and MC and even LakeStreet should work today with west winds being the call. Gonna check it a bit later and maybe head to LS/MC later today late am early afternoon
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby Pier » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:36 am

SH looks pretty good now, not sure that when it will switch W it's going to be enough.

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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby V » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:32 am

Looks light still. I hope you get some pier. I am gonna hold tight here and keep watching for the W at Lake St later but you are prob right. Today looks like a tease for the 200 crew...
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:11 pm

Anyone get any Sat?
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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby Pier » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:51 pm

SH was light but still rideable when I got there, I rode for 1h on my 10.5m well powered and then it became too light for me.

The locals were riding since 9am on 11-12m kites and we all left around 1pm.

It felt good being in the water, I wish I would have left earlier in the am.

Looking forward to the next session, I hope that we will kite all winter like last year!

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Re: SATURDAY. Jan 12th

Postby adseguy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm

Sounds sweet Pier. Let me know next time and I'll tag along. I need a few warm up session before I leave for the Carribean anyway
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