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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 06:19 PM


Any tips for a first time JIBE attender? Anything should I bring/be prepared for beyond the obvious?



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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:13 AM


Check out the JIBE website (click here) for tips and info...

Specifically: What to Bring (click here)

Let me know if you need anything else. Looking forward to seeing you there!




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 06:26 AM


One week before I leave and still no passport. Last week I got my Member of Parliament to call and tell the Home Office to send it back, with luck it should be here next week. As a backup, I've got an appointment at the US Embassy to get a temporary passport on Thursday.

I also packed everything today and I can't carry nearly as much as I thought. I've had to leave two kites behind and put one wheel in my carry on. No room for any clothes.

I might be selling a brand new helmet at the end of the week because I can't carry it back unless I wear it on the plane.
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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 06:44 AM


Yikes talk about a nail-biter. Good luck with the passport.

Luckily you do not need a lot of clothes here.

Based on recent news headlines you may want to wear the helmet on the plane anyway.




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 01:30 PM


Angus have you had a chance to update the rules and tips for first timers? Some may arrive unaware of their obligations for buying first round and also providing some type of entertainment at the social night. Last year's skit was hilarious!
We don't want first timers to feel embarrassed so best be prepared!




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 04:11 PM


Right. Especially true for LOCAL first timers like OldBen. Just wait and see!!



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 07:41 AM


So Mark, your saying set the new guy's chairs over the hidden sprinklers after dark? :lol:



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 08:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by jimbocz  
One week before I leave and still no passport. Last week I got my Member of Parliament to call and tell the Home Office to send it back, with luck it should be here next week. As a backup, I've got an appointment at the US Embassy to get a temporary passport on Thursday.

I also packed everything today and I can't carry nearly as much as I thought. I've had to leave two kites behind and put one wheel in my carry on. No room for any clothes.

I might be selling a brand new helmet at the end of the week because I can't carry it back unless I wear it on the plane.


PLEASE wear your helmet on the plane!




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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 08:14 AM


Just do what I do and bring one or two shirts and one or two pairs of shorts and undies and turn them inside-out when they start to smell bad on the first side.



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 10:07 AM


Nobody is allowed to comment on the fact that I'll be wearing the same clothes every day.
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 11:16 AM


@jim- don't worry- I was looking at pics from previous JIBEs and it seems I don't wear the same cloths everyday- I wear the same clothes every yr:D looking forward to meeting you



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 12:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by flyguy0101  
@jim- don't worry- I was looking at pics from previous JIBEs and it seems I don't wear the same cloths everyday- I wear the same clothes every yr:D looking forward to meeting you


Thanks!

By the way, how cold does it get at night? I'll be sourcing a cheap sleeping bag and I'm wondering how cheap I can go?
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 12:11 PM


the first time I went to Jekyll I think the low at night was 85 degrees but that was an anomaly- figure that the coldest it will get is in the lower 60s if I had to guess so cheap will work



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 12:22 PM


Current forecasts for average low temps at night on Jekyll next week range from 61-71 F, or 15.5 to 21.5 C. Remember the bug spray just in case



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 06:15 PM


Sunday was crazy windy - SSE 22 kts gusting to 28 kts. Ted and I tore that beach UP. I felt seriously overpowered with the 3.5 - thankfully the Black Widow was a lifesaver. Not quite Kiteageddon levels - but close...



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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 08:17 AM


I've started watching next weeks forecast. Looks promising... I was just telling someone today about Angus's secret sea breeze switch that he throws every day at about lunchtime... :wee:

It's been windier than average her in metro ATL too, Jim... I'm hoping it doesn't do that next week, I don't have a high wind engine anymore... I'm counting on the 6m Peak most every day.

Looking forward to seeing you guys!




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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 08:24 AM


From what I can tell, it looks like 10-15mph most of the week. That should be decent breeze for riding, but light enough that thermal action can take over and turn it onshore most of the week.



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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 09:17 AM


Precisely what I was thinking!

Errol, I think you and I need this more than anyone!




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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 11:12 AM


Oh man, I am getting so excited! Dude, I am going to be so sore after next week just because I haven't used kiting muscles in almost a full year! My only local spot that I can fly has been flooded for the past year every time there is onshore winds.



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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 12:41 PM


less than a week to the 2017 JIBE - I'm waiting for Jason's clip from the last day of last year trying to pull off a backward deadman :-)


(just kidding with you, I know it's tough doing video uploads from your slow home connection)




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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
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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 5-2-2017 at 02:21 PM


Fun to watch the message traffic here. Waiting for a CNN news broadcasts like...

"Intelligence agencies have picked up significant background chatter indicating a possible event of unknown motives to occur in the near future in southeast coastal Georgia. Analysts are examining signal intelligence from the southeast as well as central, northeast corridor and Atlantic coast. Additional traffic from Canada, UK and possibly Turkey have alerted international allies...




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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 02:49 PM


I hear that there will be REACTORS coming. Maybe BEAMERS as well...



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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 05:56 PM


Yes you did pull it off Mark. I believe you were flying your Spirit, and I do have the vid of it. I need to get it over to ya.

Haha just thinking of those two sweet gals last year that gave us the fried okra and nacho basket on the patio. Standing there with our faux pineapple jalapeno beers... Said we looked famished.... Of course we were kinda mangy looking after riding the beach all day :lol:
Good times. Sure gonna miss you guys that's for sure.




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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 06:18 PM


Yes JIBE has a lot of good stories and Fiona and I are going to be looking every day, well I'll check every hour, to see stories and updates from everyone. Going to be a blast for everyone.
Last weened Fiona and I were always looking at the clock and saying next week we would be ...... At this time. Really missing it, I really need some buggy time as well and can't get enough faux flavoured beers!




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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
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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 5-2-2017 at 08:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jimbocz  

By the way, how cold does it get at night? I'll be sourcing a cheap sleeping bag and I'm wondering how cheap I can go?


A bed sheet might be enough warmth. It's comfortable sleeping temps at night. When I camped I brought a light fleece blanket but usually kicked it off.

The no-see-ums can be bad at the camp site. If you are camping bring light-weight pants and a light-weight long-sleeve shirt to keep the little buggers from nibbling on you.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 01:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  
Fun to watch the message traffic here. Waiting for a CNN news broadcasts like...

"Intelligence agencies have picked up significant background chatter indicating a possible event of unknown motives to occur in the near future in southeast coastal Georgia. Analysts are examining signal intelligence from the southeast as well as central, northeast corridor and Atlantic coast. Additional traffic from Canada, UK and possibly Turkey have alerted international allies...


Jeez man, don't say that! I'm already nervous enough about what the border guard is gonna think when I land, coming from Turkey with a 2 day old temporary passport carrying 50 kg of what looks like pipe and parachutes. If they give me the rubber glove treatment they are going to find my GPS cause there's no space left in my luggage and I really want to bring it.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 03:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pbc  
Quote: Originally posted by jimbocz  

By the way, how cold does it get at night? I'll be sourcing a cheap sleeping bag and I'm wondering how cheap I can go?


A bed sheet might be enough warmth. It's comfortable sleeping temps at night. When I camped I brought a light fleece blanket but usually kicked it off.

The no-see-ums can be bad at the camp site. If you are camping bring light-weight pants and a light-weight long-sleeve shirt to keep the little buggers from nibbling on you.

Philip


Thanks Philip, I am thinking of just buying a set of sheets rather than a sleeping bag. And I'll bring a long sleeve T shirt for sure.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 10:30 AM


I have two Reactors. I had to decommission my third one because it had been related to at least one reported case of personal injury.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 04:03 PM


I have a some extra sleeping space in my motor home.

An overhead bunk for a light weight person. 150lb max.

Have a pullout double bed that can sleep 2.

And a twin bed in the master suite. I also sleep there in the other twin. I snore but will supply ear plugs. :barf:

Keurig style K cup Coffee in the morning at no cost and micro/fridge.:thumbup:

I stay at the "Flyin J" at the interstate or at the Wal-Mart in Brunswick at no charge.

The price is right. Also we could split the cost at the JI campground. $45 a night but they have free wifi!
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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 04:42 PM


Last I heard the campground was full FYI



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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
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JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president

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