Had two great days in da' hood. Man that new sandbar
is awesome. There were probably 20-30 kiters out and you never really felt
crowded. I feel bad for the windsurfers at the event site. As the
sandbar has grown kiters have started moving upwind and spreading out.
Awesome day on Saturday with winds 18-22 w/ gusts to
28. 3hrs on the water. 14M kite was perfect with my cleatable 5th
line. I swear, by cleating the 5th line in about 3-4 inches, it like
having a kite that is 2-3M smaller. The cleating also seems to make the
kite handle the gusts better. A few whopper jumps but mainly enjoyed
cruising. Got my ass handed to me a couple times but nothing more than
some sore ribs. There was this Brazilian chick out there doing kiteloops
all afternoon. She was GOOD.
Got in another 2hrs on Fathers day. Wind not as good.
15-30mph with a couple stronger gusts. I sure was glad I had my Lucky Peak
'gust' training. It sure came in handy. It also made me appreciate
what we have at Lucky Peak. Heading home, it looked like the eastern gorge
was the place to be. Several people at Rufus flying 7's and
Outta town most of this week. Bummer. Hope to
see you all Friday at LP.
P.S. Nice jump Steve. You'll have to teach me that
'hobo' jump sometime.