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What a week so far!

shehatesmyhobbies - 10-12-2018 at 10:20 AM

Sorry for the true lack of updates, but when the winds blowing there just isn't time to get to posting.

The winds were onshore from Monday till late yesterday. Some guys putting in upwards of 75-100 and one over 100 miles a day. Yesterday we had our first remnants of Tropical storm Michael hitting us, a little rain in the morning followed by yet another on shore session around 12 and most rode till 5:30-6pm.

Today the winds are off shore winds, blowing 18 gusting to 25, making for some interesting, yet doable riding. Tomorrow looks to be very similar.

Overall it has been a fantastic week with a ton of pictures and video to come in the coming days and weeks. Two more days to go and I'm sure everyone will be taking full advantage of the wind when we can.


Windstruck - 10-12-2018 at 11:16 AM

Quote: Originally posted by shehatesmyhobbies  
Sorry for the true lack of updates, but when the winds blowing there just isn't time to get to posting.

The winds were onshore from Monday till late yesterday. Some guys putting in upwards of 75-100 and one over 100 miles a day. Yesterday we had our first remnants of Tropical storm Michael hitting us, a little rain in the morning followed by yet another on shore session around 12 and most rode till 5:30-6pm.

Today the winds are off shore winds, blowing 18 gusting to 25, making for some interesting, yet doable riding. Tomorrow looks to be very similar.

Overall it has been a fantastic week with a ton of pictures and video to come in the coming days and weeks. Two more days to go and I'm sure everyone will be taking full advantage of the wind when we can.



Wow! :thumbup: Can't wait for the eventual download. So pumped you all had such a positive week. Long live power kiting!!!

cheezycheese - 10-13-2018 at 07:40 PM



https://youtu.be/Mv9JUwlUwjM

Windstruck - 10-14-2018 at 05:44 AM

Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  


https://youtu.be/Mv9JUwlUwjM


Wow. I mean WOW. Im in rapture over WBB. Nice video and a fine song choice. Liked the IBX t-shirt shout out at the end too! :saint:

cheezycheese - 10-14-2018 at 05:49 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  


https://youtu.be/Mv9JUwlUwjM


Wow. I mean WOW. Im in rapture over WBB. Nice video and a fine song choice. Liked the IBX t-shirt shout out at the end too! :saint:

That was just a couple of hours on Thurs. For those who arrived early, there was almost a full week of that. Great Bash!!

cheezycheese - 10-14-2018 at 05:51 AM

I went there with all these grand ideas of making an epic video, but when the wind is up, cameras are down... I only ran gopro one day as I was too excited to get on the playa... :D

aronma - 10-14-2018 at 12:21 PM

Thanks for the video Cheezy. I wish I was there to be one of the kites in the background. It looks like this was another awesome bash with great winds. Long live WBB!!!

shehatesmyhobbies - 10-14-2018 at 12:36 PM

Windstruck, Cheezy is dead on about the conditions for the weeks festivities. From Monday through Wednesday there were 8-10 of us enjoying a SSE wind, which is a little less than on shore, making for incredible long runs and fast runs at times as well. We had a guy that put nearly 275 miles down in three days, 110 miles one day alone going the entire 7mile stretch of beach time after time for hours.

As the video shows, we were yet again very fortunate with a very wide hard pack, providing 4 wide riding at time and once I counted 5 buggy's going past the same spot at a time, 3 one way and two the other, we call that threading the needle at WBB.

I myself only rode M-W in light winds and very cautiously due to still recovering from abdominal surgery. I can't wait till the spring where I can go all in again.

I always say, if you haven't been to WBB, make your plans now, you won't regret it, as Chicagkitejumping and many many others have found out. This trip, 35-40 buggy's by Friday, a little down from the spring but fun as hell.

RedSky - 10-14-2018 at 06:11 PM

Great conditions. Happy for you guys.

jeffnyc - 10-15-2018 at 09:02 AM


cheezycheese - 10-15-2018 at 09:21 AM

Sweet stuff Jeff :thumbup:

Gravityguy - 10-15-2018 at 09:33 AM

Jealous!:thumbup: At some point I need to make it down to this awesomeness.........

Chicagokitejumping - 10-17-2018 at 01:13 PM

Good video !

soliver - 10-17-2018 at 08:39 PM

Great stuff gang!... glad y'all had a blast at WBB.... its been since JIBE that I've been kiting... man I need to go play!