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RE: [BSA] Re: [snowkiteidaho] Who got caught today and had to swim

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  • Mark Westerdoll
    Evening ya ll, I m sure I m preachin to the choir here, but a warm front came through at that exact hour. Watch your weather! I would have been stuck with
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 17, 2009
      Evening ya'll,
      I'm sure I'm preachin' to the choir here, but a warm front came through at that exact hour. Watch your weather! I would have been stuck with everybody else if I wasn't at work, and I was able to get my kite up. See you on the water soon.

      To: geardaddyllc@...
      CC: boisesailors@...; snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      From: hyqual@...
      Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:18:15 -0600
      Subject: RE: [BSA] Re: [snowkiteidaho] Who got caught today and had to swim

      This time of year, east wind at Stevenson can be great! And, the downwinders
      from Home Valley to Stevenson, are especially fun.

      Hope it works somewhere, Jack

      -----Original Message-----
      From: boisesailors@ googlegroups. com [mailto:boisesailors@ googlegroups. com]
      On Behalf Of Gear Daddy LLC
      Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:30 AM
      To: bruce robb
      Cc: Boise Sailors Association
      Subject: [BSA] Re: [snowkiteidaho] Who got caught today and had to swim

      Oh boy. I'm heading to the Gorge and I will bet Money that I get
      skunked again. It is a dealer demo gear weekend so go figure.

      Sent from
      Eddy Petranek

      On Sep 17, 2009, at 10:18 AM, bruce robb <brucerobb@cableone. net> wrote:

      > So I'm ripping along, up past Sheep Creek, and a lull hits.. OK... And
      > then it turns to glass, that fast.
      > I said out loud.". Really? REALLY? This is how it's going to be ?"
      > I had to laugh.. A person was up on the overlook watching me. Probably
      > thinking, boy, why's he swimming dragging all that stuff?
      > Thankfully Jim T. picked me up. I felt bad for Jon, with no floatation
      > in his kite. Just a sea anchor.. but we all made it back.
      > On Sep 17, 11:01 am, Betsy Russell <bzruss...@gmail. com> wrote:
      >> Strange days. One windsurfer, Bruce R., also got caught out there
      >> and had to
      >> do the long swim; before that he was ripping on a 5.7 and was
      >> pretty far up
      >> the canyon. Jim T. drove over and picked him up from the far side
      >> where
      >> there's that killer hike up. Three more of us were in the process of
      >> launching when the wind died, but couldn't get off the beach -
      >> there wasn't
      >> a breath. We saw the sailor and all three kites go down and not
      >> come back
      >> up, and went, uh oh. Waited in the water for a while but it was
      >> rapidly
      >> turning from all kinds of whitecaps to just glass. All i got was wet!
      >> Betsy
      >> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Jason Brickner
      >> <jasonbrick.. .@...>wrote:
      >>> Hey Tony,
      >>> I got there at 8:00 when the wind shut off. I brought my 11m
      >>> because I
      >>> thought the numbers looked so good. I found it strange on the
      >>> drive up that
      >>> the trees around barber park were blowing NW. Then I got to the
      >>> diversion
      >>> dam and it was like glass. Bottom of the dam had a little wind.
      >>> I'm
      >>> thinking, "what the heck". The numbers looked awesome before I
      >>> left the
      >>> house 10 minutes before. I reach the top of the dam and see three
      >>> kites
      >>> out. Everyone was pumping their kites like mad but still
      >>> planning. By the
      >>> time I drive over the dam to Barclay, two kites were sitting in
      >>> the water
      >>> and Jon Bolt's was falling. When have you ever seen Jon's kite
      >>> touch the
      >>> water (13m PL). We'll Jon's hit the water up by the lookout and he
      >>> struggled to get it back up. Then down again for the count. They
      >>> all three
      >>> started swimming back in. It was amazing. From mid twenties to
      >>> -5mph. YES
      >>> the wind actually started going the other direction at times. I
      >>> watch for
      >>> about 20 minutes. Wish I had a boat to pick them up. I decided
      >>> to leave
      >>> and go to work. The lake was like glass when I left at 8:30PM.
      >>> Damn!
      >>> Can't wait to hear from the other two kiters. I think it was JMac
      >>> and
      >>> someone on an orange Ozone.
      >>> -JBrick
      >>> ------------ --------- ---------
      >>> *From:* snowkiteid.. .@yahoogroups. com [mailto:
      >>> snowkiteid.. .@yahoogroups. com] *On Behalf Of *tony williams
      >>> *Sent:* Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:51 AM
      >>> *To:* snowkiteid.. .@yahoogroups. com
      >>> *Subject:* [snowkiteidaho] Who got caught today and had to swim
      >>> Unless you went out really early or the meter is not working, you
      >>> missed
      >>> it today. The meter shows one heck of a wind dropoff around 8:15
      >>> and I feel
      >>> sorry for anyone out who got caught in the lurch and had to swim
      >>> in. Anyone
      >>> want to share their experience?
      > >

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