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by DanShielding
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mount Baldy and Beach Closed (temp.)
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: Mount Baldy and Beach Closed (temp.)

Please add a note under "Mount Baldy State Park" that it's currently closed on the Where to Ride / Indiana page. URL: http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/where ... diana.html

Might prevent a major disappointment if someone drives out there.
by DanShielding
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Little Sable Point 8/25
Replies: 38
Views: 10861

Re: Little Sable Point 8/25

Wife opted out. Cancelled hotel reservation, but still planning to take the car and head to LSP Saturday afternoon to Kite on Sunday. Send me an email if you'd like to carpool or meetup. See you on the Michigan side!
by DanShielding
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Little Sable Point 8/25
Replies: 38
Views: 10861

Re: Little Sable Point 8/25

Thank you for the helpful weather tips. Eventually once I get more experience and more kites in my quiver, I'll be able to kite in a larger variety of conditions. LSP and Sheboygan are looking better later in the day. I'll keep watching and will apply what I've learned.

Thanks!
by DanShielding
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Little Sable Point 8/25
Replies: 38
Views: 10861

Re: Little Sable Point 8/25

Sunday's forecast losing strength... If a southerly + thermals = strong wind in Sheboygan and LSP, then why isn't Sunday blowin' like stink? Southerly too weak? Air temp not warm enough? Water not cool enough? Forecast not accurate? I need a lesson in kitesurfing meteorology... http://www.windfinder...
by DanShielding
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Little Sable Point 8/25
Replies: 38
Views: 10861

Re: Little Sable Point 8/25

Just booked a room at Baymont Inn & Suites Muskegon Saturday night. Nice place. Pretty good deal. Indoor pool should convince family to join me...

So I've got my hotel, got my ride, now I just need some kitesurfers to join me!

Sunday LSP weather still looks great.
by DanShielding
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Little Sable Point 8/25
Replies: 38
Views: 10861

Little Sable Point 8/25

I've got my eye on LSP for Sunday. http://www.sailflow.com/spot/1774#forecast If forecast remains promising, I'll either convince my wife to join me, or I'll try hitching a ride and contributing gas money with one of you nice gents. Good chance to get to know some local riders. Thinking of heading t...
by DanShielding
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: Brand New 2013 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness Black Medium
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

Re: Brand New 2013 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness Black Medium

No interest so I sent it back. I do like this harness a lot. I use the same one in large. See y'all on the water!
by DanShielding
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 10319

Re: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds

All right, Zion as early as I can get there. Hope to meet some new faces. Thanks for the advice!
by DanShielding
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 10319

Re: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds

Kitekid, you convinced me. I guess the questions now is which is better, Waukegan or Zion? Ms-bek, this will be my first time kitesurfing in the area too. Just learned in Cabarete. Kite boarded a couple times in Madison before that. First time on this equipment. But I did watch a million youtube vid...
by DanShielding
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 10319

Re: Tuesday/Wednesday Winds

Any reason we shouldn't go to Michigan City? With wind headed south, that seems like the safest bet, and the forecast looks more windy down there. I'm a noob, so feel free to educate me if I'm dead wrong.

http://www.sailflow.com/spot/115050#forecast
by DanShielding
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: Brand New 2013 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness Black Medium
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

Brand New 2013 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness Black Medium

2013 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness - Black - Size Medium Brand New. Never been used. Tags still attached. Just arrived in the mail. I decided to go with a different size. Suggested retail is $210. But I got a good deal, so I'm selling it for $180. I save return shipping costs. You save $30. Dakine Fusi...
by DanShielding
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Montrose Beach? Too Lazy to go to Zion
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Montrose Beach? Too Lazy to go to Zion

Try Amanda at LikeToKite.com
by DanShielding
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Information for New Kiters
Replies: 19
Views: 37682

Re: Information for New Kiters

Thanks IVO, I just sent Bob an email. He set me up with winter kiteboarding lessons a few times in the past, so I'm glad to take your advice. Thank you! Looks like the Sharkless website is down and Google maps says they've closed or relocated. I love South Haven. I'll be heading there as soon as I'v...
by DanShielding
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Information for New Kiters
Replies: 19
Views: 37682

Re: Information for New Kiters

Kitesurfing noob here. Just spent a week in Cabarete. Recieved professional instruction. Learned how to water start, ride in both directions, change direction, ride upwind. Of course I'm hooked for life. Now I'm back in Chicago. I've been checking the upcoming Lake Michigan forecasts at... http://ww...