Tuesday 10/9/12

Kitesurfing or snowkiting...if the wind's blowin'...where you goin?

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kitekid21
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Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by kitekid21 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:10 pm

Votes for Wolf or Keegs? Basically the Same forecast as Monday...
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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by jpavy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:37 pm

I am heading up Michigan Side. Don't know where I will kite yet - Weko, St Joe, South Haven? Any body else heading that way? If you are give me a call.

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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by johnm » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:15 pm

May head up to Michigan as well. Just watching wind direction

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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by kitekid21 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:54 am

I'm definitely going to be at Waukegan. Hopefully arriving by 10am, just as the SSW wind really starts to kick. See you there!
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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by zulutimer » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:27 pm

FYI - Wolf is cold already.
Yesterday needed full suit, booties, hood and ...debatable on the gloves. Wolf always chills faster than the big lake in the Fall. And that just makes it gustier than usual because it messes with air flow. Yesterday was one of the gustiest days ever until around 4:30 when winds settled in.
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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by xwindsurf » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:42 pm

Well, if Wolf was gustier than Kegs today, it must have been brutal...
But Kegs was quite warm and it didn't feel like offshore-wind riding - maybe expect for that one time when a gust out of hell picked me up when I was about to landi a half-ass jump, lifted, turned, and smashed me again the water flat on my back. But other than a minor whiplash, no damage.
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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by FSP » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:55 pm

just another day at the zoo. looney 7m wind with sometimes "i could cover this lake horizontally wind."raileys turned into s bend turned into back tantrum to land blindish is what might happen if u pull som trigger. i can do the same front 50 different ways only at wolf. the "point break" off the island even allows a heel to toe snap simulation :shock: :shock:

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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by kitekid21 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:20 am

Yeah, other than the sometimes outrageous gusts, Keegs was good on a 13m albeit a bit overpowered at times! I seem to struggle in landing my jumps there, but I think because of the waves. I wasn't wearing boots but I eventually regained sensation in my toes after a few minutes in the car. It was nice to meet some of you out there.
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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by mrgrey » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:40 am

whooo doggie the wolfie was one helluva ride... me, scotty, and ben got what we asked for...good times.

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Re: Tuesday 10/9/12

Post by Annie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:38 am

Sorry I missed you guys....what fun! Wolfie was fun for me too, arrived at 4:30. I did hear about you guys though...because when I was pumping my 7, I was told twice that would be just fine (other guys were on 12m) cause that's what Scottie was riding....and it was just fine!! ;-)

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