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[*] posted on 4-28-2016 at 12:54 PM


At Jekyll right now. Perfect weather. 77 F wind south 9 mph but the seabreaze is pulling some east into it. Tide is high but next week will fix that.



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[*] posted on 4-28-2016 at 06:19 PM


One more work day!!!!



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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 04:46 AM


We will see you all sunday afternoon- lot of rain locally I think we can paddle Goshen pass on Saturday morning and then start heading south in the afternoon. Safe travels to all!




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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 09:07 AM


Anna and myself start driving today after work. We arrive tomorrow afternoon. If weather permits, I may see some of you on the beach Sunday. Winds look light most of the week, but that is why we bring all sizes!



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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 10:26 AM


Wifey and I have been attending a local conference yesterday and today, so I'll have been off work since Wed. afternoon. We will head to JI Sunday morning and should arrive midday.... Unfortunately check in at the rental isn't until 4:00. ... I'll see you guys on the beach on Monday!!! Whoop whoop!



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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 12:20 PM


No, you'll be there for some late Sunday action...just like me! Is anyone getting the heebie jeebies looking at Wind Alert?



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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 01:15 PM


I am not going to sweat it much. Usually Wind Alert and Windfinder show the forecast for wind, but that doesn't always account for thermal action. The weather can change day to day. All I see when I check the forecast is that I am going to get lots of time on my 19m Speed 3 and my 8.6m Reactor. Two of my favorite kites, along with all of my other favorite kites.



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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 05:20 PM


Like Demo said, praying for island thermal action lol. Drawing in the afternoon onshore winds.

I will have a full set of tools too. I always carry them while on long road trips. If anyone has any vehicle or kite gear issues, just hit me up!

God Speed everyone!! See y'all on the golden isle. We are pulling out around 4am Sunday morning. Should be there around 2-3ish. All the little bladders in my car pretty much guarantees we stop at every rest area..... Lol




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[*] posted on 4-29-2016 at 10:30 PM


Plus one for Demo and 3shot. Afternoon seabreaze usually trumps local computer generated forecasts

Many people know that I have a secret switch buried in the dunes that will switch the winds around from the east.




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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 08:08 AM


Me and Anna on 16 only a couple hours away. Getting more excited by the mile!



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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 05:52 PM


The eagle has landed. I'm at rahbar with Anna's family right now.



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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 05:56 PM


:thumbup::thumbup:



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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 07:12 PM


Interesting drive so far - we had cleared the boarder in Buffalo just after 6:00 am, had a decent drive through NY, PA and most of West VA until we stopped for gas in Summersville. We to leave and the first stop sign I was rolling through with a blown brake line. Long story short but incredibly helpful people bending over backwards to help us working after their hours and a #@%$#! of brake line to access - 3 guys stayed to help and did it all asking just 95.00! Gave them more plus some CDN beer and back on the road! Stopped in Rock Hill SC for the night so the drive Sunday morning shouldn't be too bad and there sometime after noon - safe journey everyone and Angus did you get our deposit Fiona sent in for the wind switch?



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Ocean Rodeo: Flite 17 + 12, Rise 13 + 10 + 7, Razor 9 + 6
Foils: PL Leopards and Lynx, Airea Raptors, some PL Reactor IIs + IIIs, Libre Spirits, Cross Kite Sonics, Ozone Flow
Peter Lynn Kite Cat for cruising the lakes
buggies: PL XR+, Cameleon Pagona, custom bigfoot, PL Bigfoot, custom ice buggy
Boards: 2 custom directionals, O.R Surf series 6-3 and 5-11, Mako Duke, Mako Skinny, Mako 140 Wide, Mako 150 Wide, Mako King, Brunotti
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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 08:46 PM


98% Loaded,... leaving as soon as the girls eat their breakfast... hopefully on the island by early afternoon.

I'd say we packed light, but with 6 of us, there really is NO such thing.





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[*] posted on 4-30-2016 at 09:10 PM


We are moved in to Jekyll in our rental. It was hard to remember where to drive "home" to at the end of a work night. I work 12 p to 8 p Sunday. Joan tells me that the beach was packed today but we should be ok during the week.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. Mark tell Fiona I have the switch deposit- just have to find the switch somewhere in the dunes.




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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 02:22 AM


Whatever you're all doing, keep it up, because for what it's worth W/A has come around in a big way showing quite a decent breeze about to bless this happy crowd... Chomping at the bit!



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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 07:50 AM


About to scout the beach. It's low tide now so I will ride if I can.



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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 10:26 AM


Hey all, I just got a call from Pokite. He's had a family issue just come up, and it may take a day or two to work through it. So no Kitefort tonight, and possibly not tomorrow night.

I'm on my way to JI now, and am temporarily high and dry for a place to stay tonight. What are the budget hotel options?
Or, does anyone have a couch I can crash on tonight? I can pay with Aunt B cookies!




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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 06:46 PM


Hey Spencer. Passed you coming over the bridge. We have to address some vehicle issues in the am. Then hope to see everyone after that. It has been a tough day, but we are on the island...



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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 07:52 PM


I saw you guys!... Bummer about the 'burban!

We are right next door to Ted and Holly and SUPER pleased with our rental!... We got here just in time to unload the cars, stroll to the beach, bring 'em home and toss 'em in bed. Wifey and I are enjoying time in front of the tube now!

See y'all on the beach! Looks pretty good tomorrow.




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In real life they call me "Spencer"

Flying-- Flysurfer: 6m Peak 1 (A Minty Fresh generous gift) & 12m Peak 2 (The gnat fart catcher)
Riding-- VTT Stinger-XR Hybrid & PL XR Frankenbuggy
Current PB-- 28.5 mph,... MAN THAT'S FAST!!!
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president

Allow yourself to be moved by that which cannot be seen.

She blogs about scrapbooking,... what a nerd.
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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 08:42 PM


I got two good hours of riding in this morning :)

Frank, you found a place for tonight, right? If not, PM me and we will have a bed for you for tonight.




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Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19m
Peter Lynn Charger 2 12m
Peter Lynn 2013 Reactor 5.5m
Peter Lynn 2013 Reactor 8.6m
Prism Tensor 5.0m

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[*] posted on 5-2-2016 at 05:36 AM


Errol, you saved me man! Thanks for the pump! Let's ride...



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[*] posted on 5-2-2016 at 01:44 PM


Absolutely EPIC DAY of kiting today! Learned more about flying that Apex in one day than in all of the time I've owned it put together. Scott was yelling instructions at me with all the risk of me crashing our kites together there was. It didn't happen, but it was so inspiring to have one of the best landboarders out there willing to get that close to such a de-power novice as myself. No wonder you kiters all feel like family!

Made it all the way to the water tower upwind today with it and haven't felt this accomplished since that magical night in 1976 that Angela showed me what love is:P




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[*] posted on 5-2-2016 at 05:56 PM


Well car issues are a whole other story and big thanks to Jason and Amanada for rescuing us and bringing us and the gear to the island and all the shuttling around for the last two days, it definitely isn't easy dealing with your family and then accommodating me and my stuff as well - I really appreciate it and also all the people that have offered help and showed concern.
The best news of the day came later afternoon when the garage said it was an issue with a broken brake and with towing and repairs etc it will be 370.00 and should have a car late tomorrow so I can start lugging all my own crap around. I hope all the other auto issues with others get sorted as fast and the least painful way.

Okay kiting today, Jason and I arrived a little later on the beach expecting to go back and forth digonally but the wind had better direction than expected and we could run no problem to the south tower and come ripping back. I think a few of us experienced some really nice speed coming North and later afternoon as the tide was coming in seemed to be a slight change in wind direction and slightly stronger making for what I felt were my fastest runs at JIBE feeling more like running on the playa - damn I wish I had taken my GPS with me today!
Then later it was a plethora of wonderful aunt B's cookies, beer, Jameson's, and faux habenero pineapple beer ..... More to come!




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Peter Lynn: Ch2 22 +18 + 15 + 6.5, Scorp 16 + 10, Phantom II 12 + 9, Orig Phantom 9 + 6, Syn 8, Charger I 6, F 1200, 840
Ocean Rodeo: Flite 17 + 12, Rise 13 + 10 + 7, Razor 9 + 6
Foils: PL Leopards and Lynx, Airea Raptors, some PL Reactor IIs + IIIs, Libre Spirits, Cross Kite Sonics, Ozone Flow
Peter Lynn Kite Cat for cruising the lakes
buggies: PL XR+, Cameleon Pagona, custom bigfoot, PL Bigfoot, custom ice buggy
Boards: 2 custom directionals, O.R Surf series 6-3 and 5-11, Mako Duke, Mako Skinny, Mako 140 Wide, Mako 150 Wide, Mako King, Brunotti
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[*] posted on 5-2-2016 at 05:56 PM
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Mark Groshens NAPKA KC 13
WindSpeed kites & design - Canada
Peter Lynn: Ch2 22 +18 + 15 + 6.5, Scorp 16 + 10, Phantom II 12 + 9, Orig Phantom 9 + 6, Syn 8, Charger I 6, F 1200, 840
Ocean Rodeo: Flite 17 + 12, Rise 13 + 10 + 7, Razor 9 + 6
Foils: PL Leopards and Lynx, Airea Raptors, some PL Reactor IIs + IIIs, Libre Spirits, Cross Kite Sonics, Ozone Flow
Peter Lynn Kite Cat for cruising the lakes
buggies: PL XR+, Cameleon Pagona, custom bigfoot, PL Bigfoot, custom ice buggy
Boards: 2 custom directionals, O.R Surf series 6-3 and 5-11, Mako Duke, Mako Skinny, Mako 140 Wide, Mako 150 Wide, Mako King, Brunotti
lots of old school skis, snowboard
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[*] posted on 5-2-2016 at 06:35 PM


Mark, glad to hear your car is on the mend!... I had some great runs today too!

I started "How was your day at JIBE" thread since this started as a Count down thread




NAPKA US 593
In real life they call me "Spencer"

Flying-- Flysurfer: 6m Peak 1 (A Minty Fresh generous gift) & 12m Peak 2 (The gnat fart catcher)
Riding-- VTT Stinger-XR Hybrid & PL XR Frankenbuggy
Current PB-- 28.5 mph,... MAN THAT'S FAST!!!
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president

Allow yourself to be moved by that which cannot be seen.

She blogs about scrapbooking,... what a nerd.
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