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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 03:09 PM


Threw the Ace II 4m around the local field for about an hour today. Damn I'm outta shape.. :lol:





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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 03:17 PM


all wrong or dead calm all day...
then it lit up onshore 15+...started w/ 4.9 blade and the bug and found myself overpowerd for an hr of mostly defensive flying
went to 3.5...and the winds shut off completely...very weird
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[*] posted on 4-17-2017 at 05:17 AM


I got out on the buggy for an hour on Sat morning just toodling about as I had not been out for a wee while, just a grand way to start the weekend.
Then on the Sat night I got 3 hour pass :D as the family were all watching some rubbish on the tv, the wind was now about 20mph gusting into the high 20's then dropping to next to nothing, time to break out the buster and hang on :evil:
Got home about 9 in the evening and I felt like I had done 10 rounds in the boxing ring but with a big cheesy grin.




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[*] posted on 4-17-2017 at 10:49 AM


On Saturday, one of the best JI days ever - excellent wind, low tide, late afternoon, steadily decreasing number of people - cruised end-to-end a couple of times, got up to 30 mph in some spots. Flew the 5.5 Reactor all day.

What would have been perfect was to have a dozen more of us out there.

On Sunday, couldn't buy a break on SSI. Winds decreased faster than I could deploy bigger kites - ended up scudding around under the 8.6 - not enough wind during the lulls for my buggy skills (or lack thereof.)




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[*] posted on 4-17-2017 at 03:24 PM


Got out on my PL Leaopard 9m on Saturday and got my fastest buggy ride to date on the beach. Reached 38.9mph! Only had 2 OBE's, lol. One of them was when I was trying to traverse a rocky part of the beach. Got quite the charlie horse on my thigh on that one. That'll teach me (or not).



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[*] posted on 4-17-2017 at 05:16 PM


Didnt do anything with my kites, but found out Peter Lynn has discontinued 15mm buggy wheels. Only learned that because my wife was gonna order me some for my birthday...



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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 03:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Unk  
I got out on the buggy for an hour on Sat morning just toodling about as I had not been out for a wee while, just a grand way to start the weekend.
Then on the Sat night I got 3 hour pass :D as the family were all watching some rubbish on the tv, the wind was now about 20mph gusting into the high 20's then dropping to next to nothing, time to break out the buster and hang on :evil:
Got home about 9 in the evening and I felt like I had done 10 rounds in the boxing ring but with a big cheesy grin.


Where do you live? You must be right on the beach to be able to sneak out like that.
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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 04:38 AM


Not on the beach unfortunately, but I have 3 football pitch's and an old unused cricket area just 5 min from the house.
In the morning and evening the only other users are joggers and dog walkers who mainly stick to the paths.

The nearest beach is 25min away but not any use if the wind direction has an N in it :rolleyes: if I'm going to make a day of it 45min up to St Andrews :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 01:43 PM


Landboarding at Long Beach, BC with SE wind and rain. On a FS Viron 6m and an old MBS. The sand was packed way up the beach for a nice big rideable area. Got soaking wet- worth it.
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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 03:43 PM


Got out in the bug today. Don't know what the wind was. I was in such a hurry to get out of the house. I forgot my meter. I'd guess around 15-20mph. Spent about 2 hours with the 4.5m Century II. Had a blast. But wind was offshore and gusty. So switched to the 8m Neo. Wind really picked up. Today's secret word is OVERPOWERED! IT was good fun. Had a blast. At one point I turned up wind trying to take some speed off. And she just drug me sideways right in to the surf. Haha. We got a little wet. Wish I had it on video. I'm sure everyone would get a good laugh. First session of the year without rain and I still managed to get wet haha.



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[*] posted on 4-18-2017 at 04:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by NeverBoard  
Landboarding at Long Beach, BC with SE wind and rain. On a FS Viron 6m and an old MBS. The sand was packed way up the beach for a nice big rideable area. Got soaking wet- worth it.


hey...where'd you come from? ohh LB, BC...welcome!




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[*] posted on 4-19-2017 at 03:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by NeverBoard  
Landboarding at Long Beach, BC with SE wind and rain. On a FS Viron 6m and an old MBS. The sand was packed way up the beach for a nice big rideable area. Got soaking wet- worth it.



Welcome NeverBoard,

Are you living out near Long Beach? Have you tried Chesterman beach on a low tide? Seems it would be good for almost any wind direction or at least days that are not onshore? Just not sure how hard packed it gets?




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[*] posted on 4-19-2017 at 04:28 PM


Hello, nice to meet you! Sorry for the sneaky entrance. I'm based in Vancouver. I was talking to someone at Garry Point who led me to this forum (amazed by all of the knowledge on here). I have family on Vancouver Island which makes it easy to get out to the w coast.

I haven't kited chesterman's. I bet it gets packed down - I remember riding a bike on the sand at low tide there no problem.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 03:09 PM


Got out with my son today to do some more teaching with my 1.3. His frustration level was quite high, lol. But, for a 5 yr old, hes doing ok, crashes a LOT, but is starting to have longer and longer times in the air.



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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 04:31 PM


Today they watched Ted and me
assemble the Black Widow. Yesterday, the 6.9 on a semi-crowded SSI East Beach. Two new things, first, when the tide goes out and the wind is high, wow, does it ever c-c-c-or-or-or-a-a-a-gate the sand. And two, horses leave some serious deep hoofprints.




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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 05:12 PM


Rainy today - started work on my 2.5 M's replacement......



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[*] posted on 4-26-2017 at 03:12 PM


No flying as it was family play at the park day, but i got my 2.2 sent out for quad line conversion by riffclown and my new bushings and piviot cups came in for my board... hopefully ill be able to stay up at 15+mph now, lol.



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[*] posted on 4-26-2017 at 05:16 PM


i packed for WW:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 04:25 AM


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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 08:39 AM


I let my kite sit in the bag for another day :(



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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 01:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Demoknight  
I let my kite sit in the bag for another day :(


You and me both friend,... only 9 more days 'til JI though :o !!!!!!!!




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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 01:51 PM


At long last today I received my order from Born-Kites. I am now the proud owner of 5.5 and 7.5m LS2s (strikingly beautiful if I may say so myself) and a (renewed) owner of a 4.0m NS3.

What I did get to do today other than google at all of this kite beauty is re-string the NS3 for Z-bridles. Better than nothing!

I can't wait to fly these and any other kites in my quiver down on the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake. Alas, it snowed at my house and rained at the lake today, postponing my adventures yet again. Blast!

I have been reading with great joy these past days of all the pent up excitement building along the Eastern Seaboard. Go get some guys!!!




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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 03:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
...
I have been reading with great joy these past days of all the pent up excitement building along the Eastern Seaboard. Go get some guys!!!


Alas, there is no emoji for peeing oneself in excitement :no: ...




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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 03:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
Quote: Originally posted by Demoknight  
I let my kite sit in the bag for another day :(


You and me both friend,... only 9 more days 'til JI though :o !!!!!!!!


I will be pulling the buggy out of my basement this weekend to put tubes and Dynabeads in the tires. I haven't had my ass in a buggy seat since JIBE last year. I need this.




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[*] posted on 4-27-2017 at 03:22 PM


I was doing up-winders and down-winders on the beach at Jekyll. No real onshore yet, but it sure beats Maine in April !



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[*] posted on 4-28-2017 at 01:27 PM


Quote:
my new bushings and piviot cups came in for my board


Nothing like new pivot cups bushings to freshen up a set of skate trucks!

I kited at Garry Point Park. Sunny day, light WSW. Peak 2 9m and landboard. New bearings, grip tape, and de-wedged the back truck 15 deg... seemed to carve pretty good (possible placebo effect). Fun.
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[*] posted on 4-28-2017 at 03:31 PM


Went to my regular spot today and rode my buggy with my 5.5. NS2. I was happy to see a guy mowing around the edges. After about an hour he seemed to be working his way inside and I called it a day - a good one.



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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 07:53 AM


Big shout out to Randy. He very generously gave me a 2.9m RASA or is it RANPW (Randy made Nasa). I'll let him decide. His kite making skills are impressive. Hopefully this will be the kick in the ass to get me out on the longboard again. Thanks man! Also, we have partnered on a side project that hopefully works out. I won't go into it now, you guys will just have to wait. ;)

Since I have sold the majority of my kites and gear, I like to acquire / keep only the kites that mean something to me now instead of acquiring gear to accomplish a certain traction goal. If I can do both at once, than even better.
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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 09:14 AM


Started getting my gear ready for my trip to JIBE. Finished the trailer mods for supporting my buggy on a new rack. Painted the floor with Poly and Monday go to the fab shop to cut and weld.

Pulled out all the kites, shook the sand out the bags and checked to see if I had handles in each one.

Still have to put my buggy back together. We have a little wind today Might try to put up my 8.6 Reactor. :P
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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 01:28 PM


Finished my new NPW 21 using Ian's design and flew it for the first time. Looked pretty good. Also, getting my gear ready for Jekyll!

Thanks Sean - how about - RPW? :)




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