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[*] posted on 10-5-2012 at 04:34 AM


Have fun this weekend! Wish I could have taken you up on the invite. Maybe next time :wee:



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[*] posted on 10-5-2012 at 06:58 AM


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Hey Angus,... It looks like the NOAA forecast is mostly out of the N and NE, is it do-able to ride the North end of the island (past driftwood beach of course) for this presentation, or is that too hard to get to with gear?

Just curious since kite beach really needs a E, ESE for good on-shore winds...

thoughts?

Hey Davis,... how long you gonna stay, leaving Sunday or Monday,... looks like the real good stuff is coming Monday.


No worries; too early to tell. If the sun is out, the seabreeze changes everything for the better. And no, you cannot buggy at Driftwood Beach or north of there. If it is NE, you can work the section north of the sandbar at Kite Beach




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[*] posted on 10-5-2012 at 11:32 AM


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Originally posted by soliver
Hey Angus,... It looks like the NOAA forecast is mostly out of the N and NE, is it do-able to ride the North end of the island (past driftwood beach of course) for this presentation, or is that too hard to get to with gear?

Just curious since kite beach really needs a E, ESE for good on-shore winds...

thoughts?

Hey Davis,... how long you gonna stay, leaving Sunday or Monday,... looks like the real good stuff is coming Monday.


No worries; too early to tell. If the sun is out, the seabreeze changes everything for the better. And no, you cannot buggy at Driftwood Beach or north of there. If it is NE, you can work the section north of the sandbar at Kite Beach


that's what I figured,... good info, thanks!!!

thought it was worth asking though




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[*] posted on 10-6-2012 at 08:19 PM


So after much delay in leaving town, we have finally arrived on the island,... we got here about 9:30 pm and set up camp we are in JI campground site H6,...

Is anyone else on the island? Davis? Tridude? Pokite?

Sunday forecast is still looking drab, but Monday is looking good.

Shoot me an email if you're here.

We will probably not get on the beach until 10 am,... we have to check in at the campground store, then find the place to buy a multi-day pass for the island.




In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president.

PB: 30.5 mph

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it.
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[*] posted on 10-7-2012 at 11:40 AM


Went to the beach this morning for a couple of hours... pretty limp and pathetic winds, but Angus let me fly his 8.6m Reactor II... Kevin flew it too and WOW that was awesome.... promises to be a bit better this afternoon, then sweet awesome sauce for tomorrow.

Right now its about 2:30 and the tide is just about to start going back out,... we will be headed back to the beach in an hour or so.... kevin is napping, ZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

If I only could afford one of those RII's........ hmmmmm.

if I get some vids I'll throw em together and post it in a week or so.




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Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president.

PB: 30.5 mph

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it.
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[*] posted on 10-7-2012 at 12:06 PM


Light wind so far. But this afternoon session should be good



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[*] posted on 10-7-2012 at 05:34 PM


Sweet run from park to stores. Still learning to come back



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[*] posted on 10-7-2012 at 07:37 PM


This afternoon was a awesome,... It was blowing 8-10mph. Angus was already there set up with his 15m Phantom so I started out on the 5m Core and had a blast with that guy, but after about 20 minutes, my forearms were screaming, so I pulled out the 4m and had an awesome time for a few hours,...

by the time Angus started to pack up around 5 pm the wind was cranking up a few more notches, so I decided to try out the 2.6 Viper S in the 14mph wind so I could see what it could do and boy howdy will that thing take off and I got the buggy moving at a good stitch.

Great day today, we shall see what tomorrow brings.




In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president.

PB: 30.5 mph

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it.
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[*] posted on 10-8-2012 at 04:53 AM


Great Session yesterday; thanks to Spencer and Kevin for dragging me out. Sea-breeze clocked in as advertised in the afternoon and should do so again today. New topology on JI beaches with lots of tidal pools and rivlets. When you have the hammer down on a down wind reach and the little stream ahead that you though was 1" of water but turns out to be 8", there's nothing you can do but say "this is going to leave a mark...."

Standing water is a very effective brake.




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[*] posted on 10-8-2012 at 01:43 PM


great time today,...

Kevin and I hit the beach this morning and goofed off with some non power stuff. it was blowing about 8-10mph, but strait down the beach so Kevin pulled out his Rev, and a really awesome 2 line delta stunt, and I had fun with both of those too plus my 2 line delta stunt, my symphony, and we brought out the Viper S too. We had fun just relaxing with some back to the basics kite flying...

Then we met Angus at the GA port authority where he works and gave us a tour of the port, a look at the International SeaFarer's Center, and we were able to tour one of those HUGE cargo vessels that hauls containers and cars and stuff one of the guys working the ship gave us a tour from wheelhouse to engine room,... it was pretty cool...

raining now and pretty much stuck in the tent,... i think its nap time.




In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president.

PB: 30.5 mph

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it.
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[*] posted on 10-10-2012 at 10:09 AM


We closed out the trip Tuesday with some fair to poor wind running almost directly down the beach from the North...

All in all it was a great trip, and we had an awesome time... Many thanks to Jekyll Island for giving us some WAY better wind than we ever get here in the Atlanta area,... many thanks to Kevin for joining me and baring some of the load, expense, and for watching out for me,... many thanks to the Paddy Wagon for getting us all the way there and back (barely--- not without trouble),... many thanks to the JI campground for a great stay,.... and many, many, many thanks to Angus for hosting us in his own back yard, joining in the fun, and showing us around the GA port authority.

I've got some Vid footage to put together, so next week when I'm all done with this school term for a bit, I'll hook up with Imovie and post the Vids.




In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president.

PB: 30.5 mph

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it.
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[*] posted on 10-11-2012 at 12:09 PM


I sounds like you guys had a great run.
Sooooo sorry I couldn't get to the island for the weekend. I had
saved the $$$'s to come down. I needed a break.

Being self employed has several advantages as well as several disadvantages.

We support several schools and their festivals with t-shirts and had to be on standby to supply more Chocolate Festival event shirts if they ran out. An over order of last year lead to an under order this year that lead to a under order panic Friday afternoon with them asking if we would be on call to keep them supplied if they ran out.

This event is their largest fund raiser of their year and we sure know that schools need all the money they can get now-a-days. We were glad to help them out.

But.... I sure wish I could have been on that GREAT beach with u-all !!!!!!!!!!

Driving time, tides & wind, having to be at work Monday because it is only a government/bank/postal holiday and us 1%er's have to work to help out the 47%er's, you know, changed our plans. I really wanted 2 full days seat time.

Can't wait for the pictures and the videos to get posted.

Again, I'm sorry that I was unable to be there in the flesh (and I have a lot of flesh) but I was there in spirit.

Ride on buggy pilots, ride on!




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