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[ksurf] Re: very few locations to fly. Suggestions?

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  • Dave Terry
    ... Dennis, Thanx alot. I figured it must be a higher elevation because of the temps. I was reading..Probably not to crowded!!!Thanx again... Dave Terry
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 2, 1998
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      >Dave Terry wrote:
      >>
      >> >Hello,
      >> >I live in Reno Nv . Recently I purchased a Wipika 8.5 meter kite and
      >> >find it very difficult to find a good area to launch my kite. Here in
      >> >Reno might know that the water is frigid. I my self do not care for cold
      >> >water, even with a wet suit . I would first like to learn to fly my kite
      >> >on land , and practice being pulled or dragged before I set out in to the
      >> >water. May be some of you have suggestions or could lead me in the
      >> >proper direction. I am very anxious to fly but have become frustrated
      >> >with the weather and my location. Is the ocean the best and only place to
      >> >fly a Wipika or what? Well thankyou for your time ,
      >> > Awaiting your suggestions sincerly,
      >> >Tanju Sion
      >> The best most consistently powerful wind on the mainland US at this time of
      >> the year is
      >> Washoe Lake, NV. Is this near you? I've been watching the wind meter there
      >> for the last few months and it cranks..For more up the the moment readings,
      >> contact
      >>
      >> http://www.windcall.com/members/reports/site0041.html
      >>
      >> If you go there, please tell me how it is and what it's like. I'm very
      >> interested in knowing why this place is sooo windy...
      >>
      >> Dave Terry
      >>
      >> Dave Terry Productions
      >> POB 238
      >> Paia, Hi. 96779
      >> FAXFONE-
      >> 808-572-6285
      >> aerobike@...
      >>
      >>
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      >> Free Web-based e-mail groups -- http://www.eGroups.com I also
      >>live in Reno and thought you might like to know more
      >about Washoe Lake.
      > It's about 20 miles south of Reno NV and 15 miles east of Lake
      >Tahoe. The wind accelerates down the leeward slopes of the Sierra Nevada
      >Mts. and makes this one of the windier lakes on the west coast. However
      >the wind is quite gusty because of the mountains and the elevation
      >(5000+ Ft.) making the air less dense, so you must use a larger kite
      >than you would use for the same wind speed at sea level. The water is
      >only 15 ft. deep in the middle of the lake and is brown from the wave
      >action on the silty bottom.
      > The winters are cold here (dry suit) and the summers are warm
      >(shorty). The lake is about six miles long and three miles wide with a
      >sandy beach running the length of the east shore.
      > I've just started kitesurfing this summer and have Windsurfed
      >here for the last 20 years. I've found that its best for me to do down
      >wind runs from the west side to the east side untill I improve my upwind
      >technique.
      > I you are in the area or need more info I would be happy to
      >help.
      >
      >Dennis Colburn
      >colburn@...

      Dennis,
      Thanx alot. I figured it must be a higher elevation because of the
      temps. I was reading..Probably not to crowded!!!Thanx again...

      Dave Terry Productions
      POB 238
      Paia, Hi. 96779
      FAXFONE-
      808-572-6285
      aerobike@...


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