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[*] posted on 3-28-2018 at 10:07 PM
First day...Trying a pic


Here is Joey in the Libre flying an Apex2 7.5m.
[img]http://[/img]This is from my Google phone so keep your fingers crossed
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[*] posted on 3-28-2018 at 10:24 PM


wonderful! more please!



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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 12:43 AM


SWEET! See you all Monday!!!!! :singing:



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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 02:13 AM


Oh boy. :( Wish I was there.

More pics please.
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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 09:42 PM



Boy,are the sunsets beautiful here![img]http://[/img]
Here is today's eye candy!
It's me with the old Apex at sunset.
I flew fixed bridles way under powered all afternoon as the wind subsided. Not enough kite to get back up wind. Had to do the walk of shame.
When I got back it was too late to put out a new kite, so I stole Joey's.:cool:
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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 09:45 PM


Oops.
Looks like I forgot to resize the photo in tinypic.
Better luck tomorrow :rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 09:48 AM


Thanks for the pics! I'm in town doing family stuff. Be there Sunday night!



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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 09:33 PM


Here I am milking the 5m Jojo in the setting sun.
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 09:51 PM



[img]http://[/img]Here is the blue moon rising over the eastern mountains. Full tomorrow night.
Gorgeous evening session. Joey and I both decided that it was the most chill kiting ever. Maybe 6 or 7 mph and really learning to pilot
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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 09:51 PM





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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 10:08 PM


Thanks everybody for sharing your pictures and a little bit of your "stoke" to the unfortunate souls that could not attend. It's awesome to see, I hope to attend in the future.



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[*] posted on 4-2-2018 at 11:05 AM


We need a like button :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 4-2-2018 at 12:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
We need a like button :thumbup:


We also need to get our priorities straight and get there to join them...




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[*] posted on 4-2-2018 at 02:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
We need a like button :thumbup:


We also need to get our priorities straight and get there to join them...


I know, I know :(

Maybe next year :)
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[*] posted on 4-10-2018 at 01:49 PM


is that it? no good stories?
I'm always interested to hear how first time attendees made out - no matter your level of experience it's usually something that will either blow away all expectations or intimidate the hell out of you on some days. from scattered posts looks like everyone had a good time.
I saw John Chilese had posted a photo set: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPRcMLKWYrliRuO4CzjbyTB...




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[*] posted on 4-11-2018 at 05:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by markite  
is that it? no good stories?
I'm always interested to hear how first time attendees made out - no matter your level of experience it's usually something that will either blow away all expectations or intimidate the hell out of you on some days. from scattered posts looks like everyone had a good time.


And we wonder why our sport is shrinking. Share your stories and share your "stoke" with potential new people.

It seems like many people will pull things off the forum to u2u, text, email or Facebook instead of posting here. Or not posting at all.
I can understand for personal matters but keep the public stuff public to keep others aware that we are still active in this sport. If it weren't for this forum I probably wouldn't have gotten into bugging, owned as many kites or had nearly as much fun with kites. I have also met several people that even though I have only met them a handful of times, I consider them good friends and look forward to seeing them the next time.

When I was out at the beach this last weekend there were many interested people who stopped and watched or stopped to ask questions.

Keep posting stories and pictures, please. Let's keep this sort visible instead of hiding.




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[*] posted on 4-11-2018 at 10:23 AM


I've got a story to tell. I got a new Montana X 8m. It seemed perfect when I went out but I tend to flirt with overpowered at times. ;) There were the typical currents of higher wind along with the usual gusts that blow through. Possibly because I had to totally take my buggy apart, my front end was a little light. Winds were out of the west, which gives you huge long runs over the full length of the lakebed but that also means you can run out of room very fast if you get pulled off your line towards the shore. A huge blow came through right as I got moving towards Primm which means the lakebed gets narrower as you go that direction. My front wheel is sliding a bit after I realize my trim line has somehow gone to full power. I'm blistering along easily over 50 with front wheel sliding and kite locked in and pulling hard. As I'm considering pulling my safety, I see Ken Shaw coming at me doing a better job at staying upwind than me. I had just passed the point of safely cutting downwind of him and that would've accelerated me towards the shoreline. I was getting dragged towards Kens path, really worried about being on a collision course with him, realizing I'm out of options because if I pull my safety, Ken is going to run through my lines while I'm still leashes to a kite I am no longer flying. Somehow, I was able to hold my line enough to not get closer than about 30 feet and we passed safely. In the next half mile, I was able to edge upwind and get slowed down to turn. When I checked my gps, it was over 54 mph while trying for a mile and a half to hold my line and scrub speed. I'd guess that gust was around 30 mph and had I had room for an arcing reach, and room to slow down later, that wind would've taken me over 60.

I didn't think Ken even noticed me but he said he saw that I was on what seemed like a good run!




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[*] posted on 4-11-2018 at 10:42 AM


great story Bobby - love hearing them. Got video?!
Hey kitejumping what kites did you end up using? Charger 3s - curious how you made out and if you kept the kites clean :D




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Peter Lynn Kite Cat for cruising the lakes
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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 4-11-2018 at 11:17 AM


I love those pictures with the dust trails behind the buggy giving the imprssion of speed. Like smoking tires of a wind dragster! Awesome skylines and spectacular setting! The kites and buggies in action great to see!



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[*] posted on 4-11-2018 at 11:39 AM


Quote: Originally posted by jy1zoom  
I love those pictures with the dust trails behind the buggy giving the imprssion of speed. Like smoking tires of a wind dragster! Awesome skylines and spectacular setting! The kites and buggies in action great to see!


In Jeepersjoey's case that wasn't a wind dragster, it was a butt dragster! :evil:




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[*] posted on 4-17-2018 at 11:38 AM


Really like those photographs, and your story Bob! Oh! Ken saw you alright. That's how you missed him :):wee:
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