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Wind_dog


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[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 09:35 AM



Schaub Lake, just an hour from home.
43.316106, -120.984483
32 acres of ride-able velvet.
Just a micro playa, but much closer than Alvord, the mother of all playas.
Hourly wind data available from Fort Rock Guard Station RAWS
Winds forecast to double today as a front moves in.

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Always on the steep part of the learning curve.
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Also a Blokart when winds are daunting.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 01:27 PM


park and rode a 5.6 twister in 9/12...for an hr
then i stayed small and flew the snot outa it
then i found a waterboard only took 1 text to find a friend of the owner
great day...now beer time




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Mood: Feelin' oh so (single) skinny and Sysmic!

[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 02:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  

Schaub Lake, just an hour from home.
43.316106, -120.984483
32 acres of ride-able velvet.
Just a micro playa, but much closer than Alvord, the mother of all playas.
Hourly wind data available from Fort Rock Guard Station RAWS
Winds forecast to double today as a front moves in.


Awesome sauce as some would say (and you know who you are!).

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Kites:
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m);
Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 03:25 PM


Kite+Longboard today - complete with mist to keep my kites damp. Been a while since I have been on pavement. After I got my buggy haven't been using the longboard much. Today, though, the wind reports from my buggy field were never promising while my longboard spot was good. Moral of the story - it helps to take the best ride for the situation.:D

Also some static flying. The 2 M closed cell foil I made (Firecrest V2) can be used 2 line, 3 line or 4 line. I'd been using it mainly 3 line with the kite boat on really windy days but decided to go back to 4 line for high wind buggy days. Embarrassed to admit that when I put the quad bridles on I got them backwards (center line went where the tip line was supposed to go and vice versa.) So today, I got them back where they belong and it flew much better. ;)




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[*] posted on 11-17-2017 at 09:32 AM


So we're on a trip to meet some friends flying into Vegas. Stopped at Page Az and got an afternoon session on the 15 slingshot. But unfortunately the wind turned off shore and I had to call it in less than an hour. But who can beat Powell for scenery;) So hit the road to get to Vegas. Been talking to our good friend Brian Holgate about a potential session at Six mile. So called him Wednesday evening, only to find him still behind the camera( till )1 am + :o . Talked him into putting the camera down Thursday and managed to find perfect conditions at Six mile. 18 to 22 with mild gusts. Swells up to 5' were tough on me, I had trouble making turns. But none of that kept me from having a total grin plastered on my face which is still stuck on this morning. We finished the session with an incredible sunset with Brian and I tacking in together. Awesomeness:D



KITES: Slingshot 15m Turbine 2016,Peter Lynn Escape 11m, Best Waroo 13m, Best Nemisis 9m, Ozone Frenzy 11m, HQ Apex 6m foil, many single line kites. Rides Never Summer SB, 148 Cabrina light wind, Liquid force 144

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[*] posted on 11-17-2017 at 02:41 PM


Buggy riding yesterday and made templates for a 5.0 meter NPW 21. Today flew static some and cut out the NPW 21 panels and started sewing them together.



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[*] posted on 12-3-2017 at 10:32 AM


suprising less activity and posting , I guess it become colder and colder each day at the other side of the world .

well it were hot and sweaty here every single day of the year .
Thought nothing like winter , We do have constant windy and a lot occurrence of heavy rain season which stating from early Dec and last probably by end March.
These day wind become steady 8 -10 knot on-shore with stronger wave thus make the beach smoother with hard pack sand .
I share some stoke here .
There is our land-sailor guy updating their sail outlook .
This year I am thinking to get more water time , after 2 season still clocking more walk of shame .



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Kites : NPW21 2m , NPW21 8.2m , NPW9 12m
Ozone Manta I 12m
Peter Lynn Pepper 4.5m , Venom II 16m
RRD Vision 13.5m
Ride : Radsail RKB R1
Cabrinha custom 133 x 40
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