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  • Will Hise
    My stuff is always at work. Hit me up if you go today! --Will
    Message 1 of 146 , Aug 3, 2012
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      My stuff is always at work. Hit me up if you go today!


      On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM, jwattboi <jwattboi@...> wrote:
      I brought my stuff to work in case it comes up this afternoon.  I hope it does.  If not it looks like LP may work Saturday.


      --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, steve linane <itile@...> wrote:
      > look at the wind in mountain home right now and the forecast for tomorrow is more afternoon wind
      > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com; boisesailors@...; idahokiteboarding@yahoogroups.com
      > From: itile@...
      > Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:26:56 -0600
      > Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Saturday
      > LP shaping up for wind on Saturday , worth getting up early and checking the Chris Lee meter


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    • Jake Dobson
      I was on the water from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Still strong when I left. Sent from my iPad ... I was on the water from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Still strong when I left. Sent
      Message 146 of 146 , Apr 19
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        I was on the water from 2:00 - 4:00pm.  Still strong when I left.

        Sent from my iPad

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 9:20 PM, "Will Hise will.hise@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Jake- what time were you on the water at Lowell?

        Steve/Tony- what time were you guys on the water at CJ? 

        I'm surprised to hear Lowell was smooth.
        Curious about CJ's conditions. 

        I have found this year that River tends to follow the curve of the Grand View sensor with a few mph more than the avg there. This graph looks good for today's changes between 12 and 5:30. Mtn Home AFB looks a little bit more correct for wind speed ballpark, but it is deceiving as it was not that steady and it doesn't show the change from 9m lit to 7m lit throughout the day. The gusts look right though. :)   Averaging the two sensors (with a little taste of the IDARNG3_RG26 ID sensor out in the middle of the valley) seems to give a pretty good idea of the River.

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        ​Does anyone think LP might work in the morning? Charts are showing the right direction at the right time, but today's wind was a bit stronger than what I think of as a pre-LP day. 

        Glad so many people FINALLY decided to join Jason and me on the water today! It's been this good since mid Feb. and we were getting lonely. So fun to kite with others today. 


        On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 8:21 PM, Jon Bolt idakiteman@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        ...Will...he kited at Lake Lowell...evidently shortest drive & smoothest wind today...but not 7m by any means...

        On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Will Hise will.hise@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        Jake, where did you kite? 

        On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Jake Dobson jakedobson80@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I was on my 11m.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 6:38 PM, "'Steve Linane' itile@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Jake , what size kite were you flying ? Tony and I went to CJ tony flew his smallest a 9m I on my 7m
        Steve Linane
        Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:13 PM
        Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Saturday

        Gotts Point.  Kited upwind to the boat dock.  Water felt good and smelled clean.  No taste test though.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 5:57 PM, "Jon Bolt idakiteman@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        youdaman, Jake!  Gotts Point?
        On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:56 PM, Jake Dobson jakedobson80@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        Solid 2 hrs at Lake Lowell.  Very little gust or holes, but sadly kited all alone. 

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 3:26 PM, "Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        2hrs solid 10m. A few big jumps Fun
        Had to leave <emoji_u1f622.png>

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 12:23 PM, jwattboi jwattboi@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Southside river party. 

        -------- Original message --------
        From: "Will Hise will.hise@... [snowkiteidaho]"
        Date:04/18/2015 11:34 (GMT-07:00)
        Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Saturday

        Josh. If you don't mind a little colder water Cj could also work with a beginner. Worse case they drift to the campground. Might damage a kite but hopefully not a person.

        I'm on road grabbing food and heading to river with an option for Cj.
        Meters look awesome!

        On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Josh Woodland woodland.josh@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I'm not getting a good feeling about lake Lowell with a beginner. I think we're going to give the river a try.


        On Apr 18, 2015 11:20 AM, "Gregory Da let daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        Maybe for your bro, you can hike above the point and launch him there. The wind is ever so slightly side on. Gives him a slight buffer.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 18, 2015, at 10:25 AM, tony s williams tonyswilliams@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        I game to go if anyone wants to carpool

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        On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Gear Daddy LLC geardaddyllc@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        I don't like Lake Lull after 1, (too many experiences).  Holes grow immensely because I believe of the intense thermal activity in the Desert due east.  Same with CJ.  But the River has the Sand dune due east which is a more continuous thermal release point. Therefore less extreme lulls during the mid day conditions. My theory anyway. 
        That being said if wind does not bump up into the 20s by 10:30 I'm going to River at noon.
        Launching at Dam and a downwinder to GP. Sounds interesting but first mile or 2 downwind might be violent wind gusts and shifts.  Good luck.


        On Apr 18, 2015, at 8:51 AM, Gregory Da let daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I think a planned down winder from the dam would be really fun. Launching from the dam with the intention of getting back involves a lot of variables which may not be in your favor. Just my perspective.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 17, 2015, at 11:30 PM, Josh Woodland woodland.josh@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        If you were to launch at the upper dam on a NW flow and had some trouble, it seems like you might be able to drift on down to Gott's Point instead of launching at Gott's Point and drifting to the abyss below the point.

        On Apr 17, 2015 6:49 PM, "Gregory Da let daflyinhawaiian64@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        On a nw wind you would "typically launch right at the tip of gotta point and if you had enuf wind make your way upwind above the point and sail in the wake zone. Only if you are a certain caliber of sailer would you try and launch below the point to save your self a hike and yes that is in the no wake zone. If the wind dies and you are abeam or slightly above gotts point you may have a reasonable chance of making it back to or near the launch point. If not, there is little point of trying to plane into shore especially if it causes you to lose ground. Get as close to the shore as you can and body drag if the kite is flying or self rescue if not to make the shore before you pass the parking lot cuz the pool gets bigger. On a SE wind well the beach at the lower dam is the place to be.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Apr 17, 2015, at 6:33 PM, Josh Woodland woodland.josh@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Do we have to stay out of the no wake zone completely, or just keep it under a certain speed?

        On Apr 17, 2015 3:55 PM, "Chris Lee leelinfat@... [snowkiteidaho]" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        Good information, Jon!
        Your link seems to point to a slightly outdated map.  I believe this is the latest showing where the no wake zones are:
        Here's the link to the final documents:
        On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Jon Bolt idakiteman@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        Yes, open 4/15.  Gotts Point is usable but you have to park at the gate a short hike away and lug your stuff in.  Lake is 91% full so water on south side is up into the bushes & trees so not likely doable there.  Gotts Point works both NW or SE wind BUT...DO NOT get downwind of the point.  If the wind dies or your have equipment or other problem and can't get upwind, it will be an ugly long drift & swim into nasty shoreline.  The Lower Dam Rec Area is the bomb for SE wind and if pretty westerly too, but NW wind is offshore there:
        On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Josh Woodland woodland.josh@... [snowkiteidaho] <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        I don't remember how things ended up with lake Lowell. I think it is open to boats on 4/15. Were there any restrictions for wind sports? Is there still access at Gott's Point?


        On Apr 17, 2015 12:51 PM, "Josh Woodland" <woodland.josh@...> wrote:
        So, what spots might be working tomorrow?

        Best regards,
        Chris Lee.


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