Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

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Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby mbieweng » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:50 pm

Thinking of heading out to grass lake again on Saturday, probably get there around 11:00-12:00. Wind forecast looks a little light but maybe ok.

Any info on the current snow/ice conditions? Haven't been out there since last weekend. Hoping that it's not a slushy mess.
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby Jimbo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:24 pm

It may be a little slushy below the snow but its going to be below freezing for the next few days so it may be good for Sat.
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby dbur » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 pm

had a nice after work session today, pretty much had entire lake just for myself, snow/ice is still good, there is some slush under the snow crust especially close to the shore but not a big deal, will probably freeze overnight as temperature is dropping right now...
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby dbur » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:16 pm

was a very nice day overall with a lot of sunshine, wind very light at first but then it did pick up around 2.30 and lasted till 5pm...
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby dbur » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:44 am

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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby Luke* » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Great day ! Had a lot of fun :D
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby Luke* » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:04 pm

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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby sailfish » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:22 pm

I know there are boards designed for snow kiting, do you use one of those or are you making it work with a snowboard and if so, what is it like with the snowboard on the kind of conditions normal for grass lake?
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby dbur » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:42 am

this year I finally got to use my Aboards Reverse which is a dedicated snowkiting board (last winter was too warm) and definitely this is a very nice toy... it tracks and holds edge much better due minimal sidecut on the heel side and reverse camber, was it worth $500? at 10 sessions per winter season around here may be not, but if someone doesn't have a snowboard already or can ride it often then I'm sure it is worth checking out...
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:18 pm

Man I was sick all weekend and missed it again!!

I have 5 of those ABoards Reverse kite snowboards left I can work some smokin' deals on if anyone wants to get geared up for the rest of the season and be set up for next! 8) Shoot me an email; eus@3mekite.com

Here's a thread for more info;
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteboarding_messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10516&p=50906&hilit=+snowboard+for+kiting%3F#p50906
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby Bryce FLK » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:35 pm

Anyone got plans to kite this weekend?
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby xwindsurf » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:27 pm

Bryce FLK wrote:Anyone got plans to kite this weekend?

New thread, perhaps?
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Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

Postby krisu13 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:06 pm

What is the snow condition on Grass Lake? Anybody plans to head out tomorrow Sunday?
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