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by sailfish
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Fun Benefit Party This Thursday For Wind-based Nonprofit!
Replies: 0
Views: 1020

Fun Benefit Party This Thursday For Wind-based Nonprofit!

It has been a great year for Carpe Ventus (Seize the Wind)! This is short notice, (although I know most of us wait to see what the wind is doing before making plans anyway) Carpe Ventus takes youth and their mentors sailing, plus we fly trainer kites with some of them and have a vision for involving...
by sailfish
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Holland - Friday Afternoon 10/7
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Holland - Friday Afternoon 10/7

Anyone up for kiting Holland State Park Friday afternoon 10/7 at about 2:30 if it shapes up as predicted?
Dave
by sailfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Trainer/Power Kites for Peace in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

Trainer/Power Kites for Peace in Chicago

We are excited to get Carpe Ventus fully functioning this year! We work with youth and their mentors to strengthen mentorship through sailing, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Mentorship has been proven by research to reduce violence and other socially detrimental and costly behaviors while significant...
by sailfish
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Carpe Ventus: Mentorship thru Sailing, Kiting, Windsurfing
Replies: 3
Views: 4504

Re: Carpe Ventus: Mentorship thru Sailing, Kiting, Windsurfi

Here is a little update on the Carpe Ventus Benefit Party: It was a big success, celebration and invitation to be a part of an exciting mission! The original plan was to raise funds for a boat, but the funds came in and we were able to buy the boat while we were still planning and preparing so the e...
by sailfish
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Carpe Ventus: Mentorship thru Sailing, Kiting, Windsurfing
Replies: 3
Views: 4504

Carpe Ventus: Mentorship thru Sailing, Kiting, Windsurfing

My name is Dave Foster, I have been on the Chicago Kitesurfing Forum off and on for years. I have not been out kiting much lately as I have been working hard to get an organization called Carpe Ventus (seize the wind) started to strengthen mentorship through sailing, kiteboarding and windsurfing. We...
by sailfish
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Forum Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 12168

Re: Forum Updates

Adrien, Credit where it is due for sure! From earlier parts of the conversation it sounded like you help clear out the spam, so that is what I meant by "help maintain the site". I'm just trying to express my appreciation for all that goes into it. Are all of the locations on the map link you posted ...
by sailfish
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Forum Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 12168

Re: Forum Updates

Thanks again Brandon, V, Adrien and everyone else who is working on these updates or has maintained this site. It is most appreciated! I don't think I would have been able to get into kiting at this time in my life without this forum and I'm sure that is true for others.
Dave
by sailfish
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who likes good beer!?
Replies: 77
Views: 16983

Re: Who likes good beer!?

What a great time! Matt, thanks for organizing this and sharing your brewing magic and spectacular man cave.
It was great to meet all of you and fun to hear some good stories.
V, Adrien and others, thanks for keeping this forum going!
Dave
by sailfish
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who likes good beer!?
Replies: 77
Views: 16983

Re: Who likes good beer!?

This is from an earlier post: I would like to say we brew from 1-4 or somewhere thereabouts. I will have the water hot and ready and set up for the event to cut down on brewing time. Anytime someone wants to come over and hang is cool by me... I will get a start on set-up around 11am or so and have ...
by sailfish
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who likes good beer!?
Replies: 77
Views: 16983

Re: Who likes good beer!?

I thought that was hops I was smelling on the south wind!
Dave
by sailfish
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who likes good beer!?
Replies: 77
Views: 16983

Re: Who likes good beer!?

if St. Pat is on Sunday why not to do it on Saturday? The downtown celebration is on Saturday and some (like me) have plans to SUP the river that day :wink: and drink lots of bad green beer[/quo Adrien, given the other conversation on the forum about the state of the Chicago River and this statemen...
by sailfish
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Low Water Could Reverse Chicago River
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Re: Low Water Could Reverse Chicago River

As far as I understand it takes a very long time for the water from the Great Lakes Basin to drain into the great lakes so the results of precipitation or drought take some time. Some of the water has to travel huge distances.
Dave
by sailfish
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Year New Trips
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: New Year New Trips

I haven't been to those bays, but Lake Superior seems to always be frigid even in the summer, but maybe that makes for food wind conditions. I did grow up in Cedarville, in the eastern Upper Peninsula on the Huron side. There are a lot of islands, channels and bays there with various places that are...
by sailfish
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who likes good beer!?
Replies: 77
Views: 16983

Re: Who likes good beer!?

I've brewed a few batches myself, great to see there's a lot of interest/experience here! In the vein of suggestions for clones, I'm a huge fan of big IPA's like Dogfish Head's 60 minute. I recently got some Kona Brewery Koko Brown which includes toasted coconut giving it some really interesting fla...
by sailfish
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Grass Lake Snowkite Saturday Mar 2

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?
Dave
by sailfish
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: mISS YOU guYS!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4036

Re: mISS YOU guYS!!!!!!

What's the kiting scene like in Latvia?
by sailfish
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 36
Views: 7536

Re: SPAM

I was writing my last post when you posted yours Adrien, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.
Dave
by sailfish
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 36
Views: 7536

Re: SPAM

Adrien, Seeing all that spam polluting the forum makes me really appreciate what you are doing to clean it up and keep it usable. Thanks for clearing it out for so long, I'll send a message to those guys. Everyone, Sure a new forum could be started, but there is years of built up information that is...
by sailfish
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Wind Map
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: Wind Map

I like that graphic, I think it would make a great screensaver or permanent wall projection.
Dave
by sailfish
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Wed 10/10/12
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

Re: Wed 10/10/12

Ben did end up at Miller and we had a pretty good session. I'm not ready for 6 foot waves so it worked out though there were times with my 10m I could barely get over the waves and others I could hardly hold it down fully depowered. It was good to get on the water!
Dave