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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 08:02 AM


We have finally thawed out so can report on the new flying spot on the Great Salt Lake beach.
So we decided to get down to the beach early because the weather forecast said that the wind was dropping off mid morning.
Arriving at Saltair the wind was blowing about 20mph gusting to 25, we decided to move on to the flying spot which was a good idea because we could drive onto the beach with the car.
Stepping out of the car the wind was blowing the same speed and northerly so bang on shore.
So the temperature outside was around 19 degrees and with the wind chill it was about death degrees.
Not to worry we were there so wrap up and off we went.
He spent about 2 hours of blasting around the beach before it just got too cold and we packed up and went home.
This place really is going to be awesome in the spring and summer.
So now we have 2 beaches for the SWATK USA club and on the look out for a few more spots.

Happy winds and see you soon.

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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 10:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  

This place really is going to be awesome in the spring and summer.
So now we have 2 beaches for the SWATK USA club and on the look out for a few more spots.

Happy winds and see you soon.

Woody


How awesome is that!!! Very excited to read that the "kiting spot" panned out! My daughter and I skied yesterday in the bitter cold up in the hills above the lake and I can only imagine how cold it must have felt sitting on your seat meat in the bug.

Unless we get some major Indian Summer (that's American for freaky warm temps in the middle of winter for you Brits) I may not be buggying this winter until IBX2017, but count me in BIG TIME come Spring, Summer, and Fall.




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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 07:44 AM


The weather is getting a little warmer over here (toasty 52 degrees) so we are planning a trip to the flying spot on The great salt lake this Saturday.
Wind is forecast Southerly 10 - 15mph with an overcast day so all being well we shall be buggying.




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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 10:35 AM


Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
The weather is getting a little warmer over here (toasty 52 degrees) so we are planning a trip to the flying spot on The great salt lake this Saturday.
Wind is forecast Southerly 10 - 15mph with an overcast day so all being well we shall be buggying.


Go get some Paul! Wish I could join you this Saturday. However, like many men confident in their masculinity, I'll be joining my wife and daughter that day at the ballet. Sleeping Beauty at the Capital Theater 🎭 downtown SLC.

I am curious about the water level in the lake, now, and in the spring once all the mountain snow comes melting down. This good a snow year will make for some elevated lake water I suspect, robbing us of some valuable acreage along the shoreline.




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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 12:15 PM


Enjoy the ballet Steve and please....................no photos of men in tights please!!!!
The water level was one thing I was wondering about too.
I will report back on whether we still have a beach to play on.

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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 03:39 PM


This might provide a little insight into the water level. Somewhat higher than last year and rising, but still below 2015.

http://greatsalt.uslakes.info/Level.asp


Time is on your side though - it is declined over the past 150 years and may well continue to do so in the long run.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/utah-great-salt-l...




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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 05:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
This might provide a little insight into the water level. Somewhat higher than last year and rising, but still below 2015.

http://greatsalt.uslakes.info/Level.asp


Time is on your side though - it is declined over the past 150 years and may well continue to do so in the long run.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/utah-great-salt-l...


Randy, coming in strong! Outstanding. For us buggy riders the long term receding of the water bodes well. A playa is forming! :karate:




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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 05:49 PM


I used to do a lot of biz in SLC and have some friends there. Perhaps some day I can make it back. In the meantime, keep draining the swamp. I mean lake. :D



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[*] posted on 2-15-2017 at 06:51 PM


Well Randy, we will see what we can do for you



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


Out on the Great Salt Lake beach today. The wind was blowing south so off to the flying spot to see if it works in a southerly.
first of all we got down there and long story short we had to call my wife to come and tow our truck out of the sand-clay mixture.
lesson learned check the beach before driving on it.
once out of the mire we set up the kites and had a great time.
the wind was blowing 10-15mph. Jack was out on the 4.4m reactor and I was having fun with the 9m chrono.
After around 2 and a half hours the wind dropped so we headed home to wash the car and buggy down.
Best day buggying in the US so far.
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[*] posted on 2-19-2017 at 03:24 AM


Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
Out on the Great Salt Lake beach today. The wind was blowing south so off to the flying spot to see if it works in a southerly.
first of all we got down there and long story short we had to call my wife to come and tow our truck out of the sand-clay mixture.
lesson learned check the beach before driving on it.
once out of the mire we set up the kites and had a great time.
the wind was blowing 10-15mph. Jack was out on the 4.4m reactor and I was having fun with the 9m chrono.
After around 2 and a half hours the wind dropped so we headed home to wash the car and buggy down.
Best day buggying in the US so far.
Roll on IBX whoohooo


Glad you and Jack nailed it today Paul! Your wife is a trooper. Good to hear too that the "flying spot" works in a southerly of that strength. That should be the worst of all wind directions for that spot I'd think so it would seem that a >10 mph wind would work coming from any direction which is a great piece of Intel to have gathered for that spot.

Was the lake noticeably risen / beach smaller than when we saw that spot in the fall? We had a huge mountain melt about 10 days ago and I'm curious if the lake rose enough to cut back on the shore acreage. Also, was it dry suit sort of splashing and mucking or was the surface pretty good? I'd think the amount of water that's hit the sand as snow or rain in the past month or so would be considered pretty high compared to most months of the year.

Stoked that you guys had your best US buggy experience to date! IBX will reset that. :karate:




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