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matthepp
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm

Hey Capt, thanks for the inspiration last season. I picked up a drone with a "work" excuse.
Mickey, Crystal Lake is a postage stamp lake at the north end of Ironton. Spot gets bigger once all the bushes fill in which may not happen this year. It get's decent N thermal, analogous to Lemon Reservoir for us "San Juan Yankees". I wouldn't call it a destination but for us it's a good lunch spot with a CDOT sensor. I hope to rip up LH Sunday with 2' of fresh Ha!

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby soplo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 pm

Those are nice shots, Matt! And thanks again for taking me out last weekend.

Anthony, I'm still good for tomorrow if things are on track. Please let me know of any logistics (or just call/text).

Justin

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Local Beach: Grandmesa CO
Favorite Beaches: Lake Arena CR, Cocoa Beach FL, Ivanpah CA, 6 Mile on lake Mohave NV.
Style: Snow kiting, buggy, water
Gear: 15m LEI Slingshot Turbine, 13m Waroo LEI, 11 m foil Frenzy Ozone, 11m Lei Escape PL, 9m Lei Nemesis Best, 7m Lei Waroo, 6m foil apex HQ, 174 SB for the Pow, 169 split SB for the outback, Cabrinha 154 twin tip for the lake, 600 switchback Polaris to get me there, and why not add in a nice new big foot buggy for that once a year buggy blast at Ivanpah.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Anthonyshopguy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Grand Mesa bus/zoo leaving lands End rd at 11:00 today report tonight. Well it was all of the above, 5 people 2 snowmobiles, one sled /trailer and the will to find a breeze. Tami and Cyd got out ahead of us all. But when I saw their single skin 4m Flysurfer' s I understood why. Now I know I'm kind of big but really they were pretty decently powered up. So why did I put up my 15m, because I could. I was a rocket waiting for a light and man did I put down some tracks. Once again I forgot to turn on the tracker till half way thru the session. I still logged 15 miles and tied my speed record at 28. Justin, my young padawon started the day pretty lit on a 8m Apex. Really kicking it, I broke into a smile when he said I think I was going up wind. He was! I'm sure it was Murphy who said pride comes before a fall :nono: Oh well he finished out the session on a 6. Over all great improvement in just a few days and no lasting injuries. Tom was also with us and was instrumental to our successful day(he had the other snowmobile and properly diagnosed why mine would not move, totally frozen up due to slushy lake surface.) Tom got some good passes in but is still having some issues. OverAll great day.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby mishwatersports » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:03 pm

If anyone is in the Midwest and doesn't want to travel all the way out West, we have some excellent Snowkiting conditions on the Northern part of Lake Michigan. Check out our snowkiting lesson promo to see what the spot is like.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby fair winds » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:34 am

A big shout out to Anthony for sharing an excellent day. Thanks to Anthony, Tom and Justin for showing a couple of kite skiers a GREAT time. We really enjoyed your "kite lake" and the company.
From Cyd and Tami
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Anthonyshopguy
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Joined: Thu May 05, 2016 4:07 pm
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Local Beach: Grandmesa CO
Favorite Beaches: Lake Arena CR, Cocoa Beach FL, Ivanpah CA, 6 Mile on lake Mohave NV.
Style: Snow kiting, buggy, water
Gear: 15m LEI Slingshot Turbine, 13m Waroo LEI, 11 m foil Frenzy Ozone, 11m Lei Escape PL, 9m Lei Nemesis Best, 7m Lei Waroo, 6m foil apex HQ, 174 SB for the Pow, 169 split SB for the outback, Cabrinha 154 twin tip for the lake, 600 switchback Polaris to get me there, and why not add in a nice new big foot buggy for that once a year buggy blast at Ivanpah.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Anthonyshopguy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 am

I really enjoyed my time with you all also.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Wind was better than thought yesterday firday.
Very decent SW wind, building up till i couldn t hold my 15m anymore.
Let s hope this storm brings us some white goodness much needed.
Was it you MAtt with an orange LF kite?
M
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matthepp
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BD Carbon Megawatts
Space Pickle
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:22 am

Nice Mickey. Nope, not me, I was on kid patrol yesterday. Maybe Jeff, he has an orange 12m Envy? Hoping for LH tomorrow if it piles up but it looks stormy

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby soplo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:39 am

Another shout out and Thanks to Anthony for making it happen yesterday on Grand Mesa. Great meeting Tami and Cyd as well. That was a thrill and I can't wait to do it again.

Justin

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:14 am

Envy 12, this one!
So far, Lizard looks pretty stormy tomorrow.
I think I ll be skiing MV.
And hoping for left overs on Monday to kite.
Well,........that s the plan. Hahaha


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