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[*] posted on 5-7-2017 at 09:40 AM
JIBE 2017 getting underway...


Joan and I are set up at the Gritz Carlton on Lanier and King. Lots of folks on the island and more about to roll in.

Temp is 74 F and climbing with wind NNW but only 4 mph so a seabreeze has a chance. Tide is about to turn... it only gets warmer this week with no rain predicted.

I'm about to head to the beach at Tortuga Jacks. I have JIBE waivers

As a reminder for anyone interested there is a free concert tonight at 6 pm downtown Brunswick at the park near the marina. Picnics are encouraged including all. Everages within reason. We'll be there with three small dogs.

See y'all soon




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[*] posted on 5-7-2017 at 12:04 PM


Son of a #@%$#! in 5 min wind switched from NNW to ESE and temp dropped 5 d as cooled water. Still just 3-9 mph but Thinkin...



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[*] posted on 5-7-2017 at 01:15 PM


Touchdown on Jekyll Island!!! Yes Angus, when we pulled by Dunes park we noticed the weather vane in a westerly direction. By the time we unpacked on Brice Lane and walked down to the beach it was a nice easterly onshore breeze. Should be a great week as the temps climb. See y'all at kite fort tomorrow!! It's time for pizza and beer.



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[*] posted on 5-7-2017 at 03:08 PM


After some great but short runs with the big phanny, I folded up to go to the concert downtown. Errol and Philip were way south with the hardpack just about gone; hope they made it back.

Great portent of things to come for the week.




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[*] posted on 5-7-2017 at 04:35 PM


Yea we got down to the beach this afternoon at the lowest low tide (2:00) and it was a muddy nasty mess of owl snot central... the tide was so low that the first 15 feet of water was knee deep Hershey chocolate sauce... so of course all the girls were muddy up to their necks... another hour and a half later and the tide was back up above the mud and by 3:30 there was a beautiful sea breeze that made me wish there weren't so many people on the beach... I'm betting it'll be pretty much the same tomorrow!

Got some laundry to do now...

Welcome back Jason!




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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 04:19 AM


I work this morning then back to the island after appt at 2:00. Joan will have the waivers, the permits and the launch codes for the sea breaze. She will be at the staging area in front of Tortuga Jacks. Joan will have a blue and white beach umbrella and will be in a black and white polka-dot swim suite. She may or may not have a small canine rascal.



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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 05:39 AM


Talk about a crystal clear morning. Leaving the island over the causeway bridge I had a rare clear view of the giant submarine pens at kings bay naval base 20 miles to the south. Severe clear!

Let's hope the island heats up against the forecast modest NNW winds like yesterday.




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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 07:02 AM


Looks like the tide will be as low as it was yesterday (if I'm reading the tide chart correctly), so either prepare for muddy kids or go down as the tide is coming back in... we're planning to set up closer to the sandbar where there was less/no mud.

Yesterday was fun, but messy:





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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 03:29 PM


I had an awesome day, how bout you?

2 things I've learned thus far this year at JIBE 2017

1. FS Peaks are the Bomb-dot-com for buggying with.
2. I Love tater tot casserole... Jussayin.




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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
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 5-8-2017 at 04:27 PM


Man I could go for some tater tot caserol right about now.

Wind finally came around and all kites went up in the air. Sure was nice seeing most everyone again. Got to meet some new faces as well.




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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 06:16 PM


Great day. Non stop riding for me from 1230 to 500. Did my landsailor when the wind was offshore. Once it went onshore rode the buggy with a 2.5 NPW 21. :D



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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 06:41 PM


Some of the girls in the tandem:









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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 08:33 PM


We took Anna's brother's boat to Cumberland today, but we will be out there tomorrow for some buggy time. I got to fly Sunday, which was a pleasant surprise. I am looking forward to meeting some of the newcomers out there tomorrow!



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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 03:09 AM


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  


1. FS Peaks are the Bomb-dot-com for buggying with.



That's what I'm talking about!







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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 05:01 PM


Another great day!!!
Time for Tortuga Jacks




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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 05:19 PM


More stories and photos please, it's killing me not being there!



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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 5-9-2017 at 05:40 PM


You guys getting any good wind over there? I have been debating coming out because my land board is broken at the moment and I can't come out till later.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 06:31 PM


Another winner for sure! Got some great wInd and except for a few breaks rode almost nonstop from noon to 5. Wind picked up as the day went on. Went from 3.75 NPW 21 down to my 2m closed cell foil at the end.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2017 at 07:18 PM


My day was just ok.... spent a while giving my oldest daughter flying lessons on Davis's 1.8m Beamer which was a lot of fun, then gave the girls rides in the tandem. After wifey took the girls home for dinner I had to spend about an hour untangling the bridles on my 6m P1 then moved upwind a long ways, traveled back downwind and packed it up for the day.



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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 5-10-2017 at 04:33 PM


Great day guys!... Brunch was great, thanks Davis!!!

Pretty sure I left my stainless steel coffee mug in the Pavilion where we are today, did anyone see/gab it?




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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[*] posted on 5-10-2017 at 04:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
Pretty sure I left my stainless steel coffee mug in the Pavilion where we are today, did anyone see/gab it?


Quote: Originally posted by TEDWESLEY  
In a fit of stupid, I left my front end fork and wheel in the parking lot at
kite beach. If you've found it please email tedkite352@gmail.com with your
ransom demands. Thanks!


JIBE 2017 will go down as the year of... the year of....oh damn, forgot what I was going to say




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 5-10-2017 at 05:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by markite  

JIBE 2017 will go down as the year of... the year of....oh damn, forgot what I was going to say


:lol:




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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