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slapbasswoody


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[*] posted on 5-30-2017 at 07:54 AM
On the beach 5/28/17


We decided to rock up to the Great Salt lake beach for a couple of hours of buggy action on Sunday.

We decided to drive straight to the flying spot to see how the beach was doing. When we got there we walked a little ways onto the beach and sank down about an inch.

Right, off back to Saltair to see if the wind was blowing.
Saltair can be a little strange for wind but it was on the way back so off we went.

At this time of the year the parking lot is open so we don't have to tow the buggies too far to get on the beach.

The wind was light but blowing in from the north so seemed pretty constant.

Up went the 9m chrono for me and the 6.9m Reactor for Jack.

Not much happened for the first 20 minutes but then the wind started to build to a steady 12-15 mph and we were blasting up and down the beach having some great fun.

There were a few people on the beach just spending a nice day out and we had lots of interest in what we were doing which is always good for the sport.

Anyway the beach condition was really good with only a couple of spots that had soft sand/salt. Maybe they will crust up nicely after we have had some more sun beating down.

All in all it was a fantastic afternoon of buggying.

All the best and may the wind be with you always.
Woody




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[*] posted on 5-30-2017 at 08:11 AM


Whoop! I came close to calling you this past weekend to see if you were going to go. Sunday was my birthday (a mere pup at 56 btw) and I just couldn't bring myself to ditch the family on that day of days. I noted the Northern winds which had me drooling.

Glad you and Jack had a great run of things! :thumbup:




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)

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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 5-31-2017 at 07:24 AM


Well I hope you had a great birthday weekend Steve.
It seems like a northerly thermal blows through most afternoons at about 10-15 mph.
Hope to see you soon






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