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[*] posted on 9-12-2015 at 07:51 PM
kite buggy mudding


My usual spots were occupied today. Being undeterred I found a construction site that looked suitable. It's a temporary site, probably only this weekend. There is going to be a retail center built there and they just have the ground graded at this point. I realize it's private property, but I knew I wouldn't be doing any damage to it. Anyways, I've always thought those would be great spots even if temporary and I was right. Really cool. Probably the closest thing to low tide that I'm going to get.

Also, bonus longboard clip on the last minute.

Also, it was a great test for my new hotwire set up which worked awesome. changed the tow point and it seems to be where it should be now.



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[*] posted on 9-12-2015 at 08:04 PM


Looks like ya had some fun.:thumbup: I think you should change your video POV to a first person perspective instead of 3rd person. Or adjust it where we can see more of the action and less of the stick. Too bad it's temporary,you could really get goin if it was dry and hard.




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[*] posted on 9-12-2015 at 08:13 PM


That was the first time for that camera mount. Held fine at the axle but the actual camera mount kept slipping and pointing down.

That site may be temporary but they are always building around here, so I hope to have more opportunities. It's a pretty narrow window between grading and building and having wind during that window of opportunity.
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[*] posted on 9-12-2015 at 09:36 PM


Way to get some Sean! Must have been some good breezes to get pulled through the mud that fast with the 6m P2



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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 04:48 AM


Out of curiosity, does the front wheel to your buggy have a mud flap? If not I bet you may still be spitting mud. :alien: Oh, the prices we pay to get in some buggy action!



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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 05:25 AM


No mud flap but I only caught a piece or two to the face. Not near as much as I thought I might.

Wind was all over the place. frequent sub 10 lulls with some sustained gusts to high teens with a couple in frequent low 20 gust here and there. It's always a complicated answer when someone asks what my winds were.
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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 05:26 AM


I got a whole front fender like a motorcycle. Ain't nothing like having a jellyfish flung in your face.




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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 05:29 AM


You can say that again Sean about the winds! I suspect the beach riders just chuckle at our inland woes. My winds in the mountains are all over the place! Not only as you just described but directionally as well. On some days it's not unusual to get well over a 90deg shift in direction every few minutes. When on my fields I sometimes find my self going end to end one run only to pretty much go side to side the next. Hey, could be worse, it could not be blowing at all! :cool:



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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 07:50 AM


When building work continues Monday, the workmen will be scratching their heads trying to figure out who or what made those tracks over the weekend,....Yeah Bill, not two tracks or four but three of 'em??...and look here, footprints leading up to this point then they disappear and reappear over here 10ft away...... ALIENS!! RUN!!

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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 07:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
When building work continues Monday, the workmen will be scratching their heads trying to figure out who or what made those tracks over the weekend,....Yeah Bill, not two tracks or four but three of 'em??...and look here, footprints leading up to this point then they disappear and reappear over here 10ft away...... ALIENS!! RUN!!



I thought the same thing yesterday after I left :D:alien:
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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 08:57 AM


Some good outlaw kiting right there :evil:.

Way to get ya gangsta on! :lol:




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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 09:18 AM


I wonder if I still have any of my old "OUTLAW KITER" stickers. If I can find them I will send ya one Sean. I too am an outlaw kiter!



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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 11:43 AM


Thanks Donnie, that would be cool. I'm going to keep an eye out for more outlaw spots now that I've been emboldened by my first one.
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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 05:37 PM


cool shot man , board go pole rocks !



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[*] posted on 9-13-2015 at 08:07 PM


Nice one Sean!... I like the new camera mount!.... If you get lots of different points of view (helmet cam, new mount, one on the downtime, and even a tripod pointed toward you) and edit them all together, it always makes for a great film!



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[*] posted on 9-14-2015 at 04:07 AM


Thanks guys.

@phree, Yeah, I'm pretty excited to get much better footage using that mount on the longboard. wind was at a bad angle that day for the site so I was just playing around. I'm looking forward to using that mount on a day when I get serious. :)

@soliver, my helmet cam footage wasn't the greatest because I was looking at the kite mostly. didn't have a tripod with me and I didn't take my helmet off to use it as a tripod like a normally do because I was a little worried it might be needed for it's intended purpose of protecting my head. Luckily it wasn't needed for that but it would have been awesome to have a tripod because I finished the day doing short tacks and tons of slides. I'm still buzzing from being able to use a surface like that. Must be why the focus of my video was the ground :D
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[*] posted on 9-14-2015 at 05:37 AM


Cool video Sean. Loved the part where the mud was flying off the wheel toward the camera! Liked the music too - goes great with the video.





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[*] posted on 9-14-2015 at 03:58 PM


Thanks Randy, I liked the mud flying at the camera too. :)
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