Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by JEF » Wed May 23, 2012 11:19 pm

Also downtown Waukegan has some cool pubs. Green town Tavern etc

There is also a surfboard shop in downtown Waukegan. Same building as Green town.

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by FSP » Thu May 24, 2012 7:50 am

dont go and try and hijack this thread by pizza and pubs either.

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by West » Thu May 24, 2012 8:19 am

Headin' to Boygan to hi-jack them damn waves from those barge riding cheeseheads I am, I am..........heelside, toeside, heelside, toeside..........that's what I am talkin' bout BRO!!!!!!!!!!!

have fun out there boyz, gonna be a classic day.....sunny, and windy....enjoy the beach, share the waves, relish the friendships!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by kitekid21 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:30 am

Thanks for the input guys! I have no problems Launching and relaunching from land. I know my skills with the kite are good. I posted a video of me from a few weeks ago if you don't believe me. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys there.
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by JEF » Thu May 24, 2012 8:50 am

kitekid21 wrote: I posted a video of me from a few weeks ago if you don't believe me. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys there.
Where is the video?

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by JCN » Thu May 24, 2012 9:03 am

kitekid21 wrote:Thanks for the input guys! I have no problems Launching and relaunching from land. I know my skills with the kite are good. I posted a video of me from a few weeks ago if you don't believe me. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys there.
If you can proficiently body drag, water relaunch, and do a deep water self-rescue basically IKO 2 skills, then I don't see why you shouldnt enjoy the water today. If you can't, get a lesson for these skills because the lake wont be forgiving and safety is important for you and others around you.
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by skysurfr » Thu May 24, 2012 9:07 am

I'm packin up to head out. I'll probably bring a raft for when the wind dies...

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by WaWaZat » Thu May 24, 2012 9:20 am

Bryce FLK wrote:So pumped.. Hopefully it's either blowing 7m or 12m conditions cause that's all I got! Feel free to offer me a 9m demo anyone?!

See you gents at noon at North Beach right?
I've got a great flying '09 Royal SoLo 9 in great condition if you wanna fill that quiver hole. Just decided to sell it... Jason and I have 2 more that we'll keep! :) I'll send a PM
skysurfr wrote:I'm packin up to head out. I'll probably bring a raft for when the wind dies...
And I'm gonna counter your mojo with not 1 but 2 SUPs!... already in the car!!
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by kitekid21 » Thu May 24, 2012 11:27 am

Heading out soon. The video is under the pictures and videos section.
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by kitekid21 » Thu May 24, 2012 11:35 am

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10821 is the thread for my video.
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by WaWaZat » Thu May 24, 2012 12:02 pm

Have had a few people asking about SeaSpecs lately... I have a bunch with me. Track me down for the special CKF Bro Keegs Fun Fest pricing!

Also have some small Royal kites with me which are for sale; '09 SoLo 9M cruiser galore; '11 Era 6.5M hang-time extraordinaire!!

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by FSP » Thu May 24, 2012 12:22 pm

thermal delux kill? its 7knts??

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by WaWaZat » Thu May 24, 2012 12:54 pm

FSP wrote:thermal delux kill? its 7knts??
I think what we have here is the Mike Urban effect! It is true... poor Mike really IS cursed!
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by kitekid21 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Got out today. You may have seen the orange Best kite waaay downwind. I had no problems working downwind and even got upwind a little bit. Thanks to everyone who helped me out. I hope to meet many more of you!
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by WaWaZat » Thu May 24, 2012 8:20 pm

JEF wrote:Pizza? Try Stone Creek in Winthrop Harbor. Great local joint with a colorado cabin feel to it. Good mix of Craft beers and cheap milwaukee porducts.

Sheridan Rd and 2nd.
that sounds good! Think I'm going to coax most of the keegs crew to head there now. Perfect after a day in paradise out on the water! anybody else want to join?!
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by skysurfr » Thu May 24, 2012 10:59 pm

I was cursed with being on a 12M early on, and a 10M to finish up. Great "first" real session of the year.

It was great seeing everyone again.

Artem...way to nail those high kiteloops and make the landings! Nicely done!
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by FSP » Fri May 25, 2012 8:37 am

Artem made even the best look like beginners with his sik kiteloops. super niiiiiice!

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by West » Fri May 25, 2012 9:10 am

FUN with the boyz up in sheboygan.....9m sunny small waves, got a bit gusty as the day went on, but filled in next to shore and quite a day!!!!!!!! Best part of it, hanging with your buddies. Seeing Ben Palmer ripping it up with us was by far the highlight, soooooooo damn nice to see him on the water again. :D

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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by Bryce FLK » Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 am

I dont know how many people could of been at Shebogan cause every kiteboarder in the Midwest was at The Keegs yesterday!! I think someone counted 40 kites in the air at one point.
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Re: Keegs Thursday 5/24/12

Post by skysurfr » Fri May 25, 2012 11:29 am

Yes, it was me that counted 40 in the air! I was making a long run on the outside to the pier head, when I slowed down and counted.

40 kites... was anyone at work?

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