Eddy: I was out at pickle at 7. It was blowing 50 mph on the lip. at 9 it was still 30mph. Lake lowell looked like it had good wind. I never got to
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, Aug 22, 2008
I was out at pickle at 7. It was blowing 50 mph on the lip. at 9 it was still 30mph. Lake lowell looked like it had good wind. I never got to fly.........poopy!
--- On Fri, 8/22/08, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:
From: Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Re: Cj / river anyone? To: "Snowkiteidaho" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Friday, August 22, 2008, 7:25 AM
I hit Cj at 5 and was kinda disappointed. Winds were as N as I’ve ever seen, blowing 13-18. Rigged up got out running parallel to shore at our normal launch. 2 different times my kite fell out of sky and sat on water for a few minutes. Went back in and got big board then after 15mins the wind picked up. Went back in got small board wind was 18-22 with occasional big thermal ripping thru pushing 28.
About 6 I went in and got Laura’s 9m rigged for her to go out on. Just about ready to set her up and she seemed a little intimidated so I said I’d go back out and check conditions. I launched my 13 and had a hell of a time getting off beach safely. Seems the wind really filled in. I got out and started launching to the moon. Wind really picked up it was steady at around 25 with big gusts over 35. Every time I hit one of the
big thermals I went super high. I usually don’t hook into my safety system but last night there was no question I was hooked in.
I kept it up for 30mins and was getting exhausted just hanging on so I called it quits. I came in and was talking to Laura about how high I was going. She said it was definitely the highest she had seen me go. I saw a bird flying by about 40 feet off the water and asked if I was as high as the bird and she told me I was “Way Higher”. I know several of the jumps were 50’ +. I was having a blast but was really think a lot about mechanical failures as hard as I was getting yanked.
I’m super sore this morning but I think that is from getting 3 cords of firewood in last couple days.
LP might be working this morning but I’m tired. CYA this weekend thou. Eddy
Oh yeah I talked to Westy and he said Lake Lowell went off yesterday at 6 as
Worked till 630 didnt quite have enough time to hit the snake, or the Lake and the wind was Noooookin today... anyone care to share or possibly rub it in. I just want to know how good it was and how many people jumped on that chit'
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