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Wind_dog


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[*] posted on 6-18-2019 at 09:07 PM
Alvord!!!


Alvord is calling.
Not too wet.
Not too hot.
A few of us will be there starting tomorrow.
Can't let the mini-skeeters have all the fun.




Always on the steep part of the learning curve.
Flying single skins:
Flysurfer Peaks. Born Longstar2 and Gin Shaman2
NAPKA US63
Riding in a Libre Fullrace with an AQR
And a Blokart when gust factor > 4.
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[*] posted on 6-19-2019 at 05:29 AM


Alvord bound!

Praying for smooth playa and winds!

See you there Wind_dog




Kites:
Rush V Pro 350
Ozone access v7 4m
Apex IV 5.5m with FDS system to
Montana VII 7m with FLS system
Montana VIII 10m, 14m with FLS system
FlySurfer Speed 4 Lotus 21m, Psycho 3 13m
2010 Best Waroo 5m trainer LEI
2014 LF Envy 7m, 9m, 12m
07 Ozone Frenzy 7.5m

GI Patrol 106, skis? yup lots, snowboards? Couple of those too
Best breeze 145
Naish Spike 163
Flexifoil buggy - Standard and Wide Axles, Midis
Libre full race stainless
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[*] posted on 6-19-2019 at 07:10 PM


Video or it did not happen
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Wind_dog


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[*] posted on 6-22-2019 at 10:28 PM


My bad.
No video.
But I can provide a snippet of fun in .gpx format that could be made into a video tour for
someone more techno-savy than I am.

Playa surface is great.
We had 2 days of gusty shifty winds 3 to 35mph. Gust factor 10!!
Buggy and Blokart sessions averaged in the 20s, max mid 40s.
Kites 4m Access, 5 m Frenzy, 6m Peak and others. Blokart 3m (mostly half powered).

Third day mostly calm until evening when those sweet smooth buttery North winds blew.(long sigh).

Temps ranged from 40 to 80 F.

Scenery spectacular.

We only used 2% of the playa cuz Dieter told me never go farther than you are willing to walk.
So big.





Always on the steep part of the learning curve.
Flying single skins:
Flysurfer Peaks. Born Longstar2 and Gin Shaman2
NAPKA US63
Riding in a Libre Fullrace with an AQR
And a Blokart when gust factor > 4.
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Wind_dog


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[*] posted on 6-22-2019 at 10:33 PM


Oh, the mini-skeeter klan was there and did 70+ mph on Wed and Thursday.
Mike, Chris, where were you?
gotta get your priorities straight.




Always on the steep part of the learning curve.
Flying single skins:
Flysurfer Peaks. Born Longstar2 and Gin Shaman2
NAPKA US63
Riding in a Libre Fullrace with an AQR
And a Blokart when gust factor > 4.
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[*] posted on 6-23-2019 at 05:06 AM


Sweetness Rick! Glad you folks had a great time. I'm hoping to make Fall SOBB this year and sleep in a tent at buggy camp. Thought here is to ease back into camping (I used to do a lot of wilderness camping as a yute), building up to Alvord after this far more gentile form of roughing it.



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RaceStar+ (3.0m)
RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

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Icelantic Keepers 193s

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