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RE: [snowkiteidaho] Lake Lowell

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  • steve linane
    JBrick the only way your going to make it up to her , is take her on a weekend to the Gorge Steve-O To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com From:
    Message 1 of 78 , Jun 19, 2012
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      the only way your going to make it up to her , is take her on a weekend to the Gorge

      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      From: jasonbrickner@...
      Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:23:50 -0600
      Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] Lake Lowell


      Sounds like a blast and a half!!!


      That will teach me.  I should have called to see where everyone was.  How long did you all kite?  I couldn’t get out of work till 5:00PM.  Now my 9m Fuel is pissed and won’t even look at me today.




      From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon Bolt
      Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:44 AM
      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Lake Lowell



      Since nobody'd believe a report like Jim's from Lake Lull, having experienced the epic conditions I too testify to its veracity .  12 years kiting in Idaho and first time I've used a 7m that I recall (actually a 7.5m Kahoona)...and well lit even w/ depower strap throttled back about 25%.  And at LAKE LOWELL???  Biggest & longest air ever for me on any kite, any size, double elevator rides, counting to six to seven on the biguns. Certain I looked down on that half dead cottonwood just upwind of Gott.  Chest high swell routinely, and across entire lake, and the occasional shoulder high, what a rollercoaster for play!.  Only complaint, tried a few rotational tricks in the fierce winds but found it too punchy/holey to risk much of that especially near Gott Point because wind very northerly making big gusty wind shadow in close.  So mostly airing it out big and screaming over & along the swell, and gliding off & over the lips...how many waves can you clear sorta game?.  But have to say, the Kahoona tames those gusty/punchy conditions nicely smoothin' it out & making it fun & playable instead of white knucklin' & rodeo.  Maybe good thing to forgo trickeration because even w/ out it, today have epic case of ag-runoff-nose to go w/ epic session.  One crash stripped helmet off head, nose becomes rudder.  Today sinuses bulging out the eyes & ears.  Ugghhh.  Eddy  on 7m broke a board, Ryan nearly same for his back.  We carried Ryan's stuff out, but hiking he needed walking stick w/ serious case of Quasimodo.  Sure hope it's better today Ryan...it looked bad.  Players: Eddy, Greg, Jason Watt, Jake, Chrizzo, Ryan, Jim T and me....not sure what happened to JMac.  He arrived in parking lot after me but never showed at Gott...Eddy left early and w/ broken board musta scared JMac off before he started hike.  JMac, you'd been fine...word is Eddy was jumping big for some bikini babes sunning @ the Point, does big jump right over the Point in worst part of windshadow, but at peak hits big hole freefalling out of sky slamming down on board.    Board makers thankful for that sorta stuff to keep sales up!  And us to 'cause Eddy will have new board for us to try!!  'Course this all hearsay on my part as I didn't see it, Eddy may have more accurate story....anyway, JMac you'da been fine.  Hope it's not another 12 years before gettin' goods like that again at LL...or Idaho for that matter....

      On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM, Jim Tighe <jim@...> wrote:


      Got there around four? I can't believe that we are stopped at the gate n can't drive to Gotts point. So I carried my rigged gear to Gotts. Thank goodness it was a 4.2 sail n 95 liter board. It killed this old man. But sailing a 4.2 anywhere in Idaho is worth the hike. The hike out was a little worse but that's life. 3-4 ft waves , fierce winds - priceless. Last time I sailed LL in this wind was on Steve L birthday a few years back. There were seven kiters n little ol me. The kiters were on 7-9 m kites. Ryan had a bad landing, ie crash. He wasn't moving too well after that. Everyone else had a fabulous day. Hopefully he heals fast. Big winds lake Lowell, who'd think it.
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      You indeed can say you started the last day, Eddy πŸ˜‰ Rusty Hill 208.891.7744 ... You indeed can say you started the last day, Eddy πŸ˜‰ Rusty Hill
      Message 78 of 78 , Oct 1, 2014
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        You indeed can say you started the last day, Eddy πŸ˜‰

        Rusty Hill

        On Oct 1, 2014, at 5:28 AM, Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Technicality ... Can I say I started the last day!!!


        On Sep 30, 2014, at 8:52 PM, Rusty Hill rustyshill@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        well... technically, I got to close down LL. 
        It all started as I arrived just as Greg was launching at Gott Point. Unfortunately he had terrible timing and got stuck in a lull. I optimistically pumped and launched into said lull. It proceeded to blow a extremely steady 13-30mph. Which made me switch back and forth from surfboard to twintip several times. I went back to shore to entice Greg back out just in time for another super sized lull. I was barely able to stay upwind but Greg on a similar sized kite wasn't able to keep upwind and headed back to shore. The next 25 min was really smooth (for real this time) and had a blast on my twin tip jumping and showing off for the ducks. They loved it. 

        The End


        On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I was trying to be optimistic.  Hey ... at least I got to close down LL. πŸ˜›πŸ˜πŸ˜œ


        On Sep 30, 2014, at 2:15 PM, Will Hise will.hise@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Why do you travel with only 1 kite? Last time you only had the 17, this time, only the 10. you should fill your car to the limit with gear, always!

        Chicks think you're cooler that way.

        On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I had fun on the 10 m but severely underpowered Got a couple of kite loops but  I wish I would've brought the 17 that was a nice day. Wind was 13-22


        On Sep 30, 2014, at 1:18 PM, Gregory Danley daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Just arrived at gotts. I can see eddy across the lake. Looks light but he is making the 10 work. 14 for me. 

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Sep 30, 2014, at 12:50 PM, "RUSTY HILL rustyshill@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        I wanna play! Save some wind for me!

        Rusty Hill

        On Sep 30, 2014, at 12:38 PM, Gregory Danley daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Never been to ss. Is it on w side?

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Sep 30, 2014, at 12:36 PM, "Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        South shoreline looks great. I only brought 10 m so I might be a little underpowered 


        On Sep 30, 2014, at 12:26 PM, Gregory Danley daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        I'm heading to gotts

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Sep 30, 2014, at 11:48 AM, "Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Heading out now


        > On Sep 30, 2014, at 8:38 AM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:
        > If wind cranks up by 1 I'm hitting LL at 2! Heading to south shore
        > Eddy

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