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by pjc
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Utah weather beta needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

hey thanks kenny!

what's the deal with kiting on powder mountain? ok with management or bandit-style? do you need a sled to get the goods up there?

good lift powder and kiting all in one spot would be flawless. (although probably not this winter i've booked out my vacation already :( ..)
by pjc
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Utah weather beta needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

how about for a short-term forecast? what if you were staying in SLC and wanted to wake up, check the forecast, drive to kiting if it was promising and drive to resorts if it was dicey do you locals have that placed dialed in or do you still end up driving and getting skunked (or staying home and mi...
by pjc
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: los barilles/la ribera wind?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

thanks guys!

los barilles/east cape area sounds good. la ventana gets really old really fast if you hit a windless strech. plus i like looking at the fishies almost as much as kiting.
by pjc
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: los barilles/la ribera wind?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

los barilles/la ribera wind?

I am wondering if the winter time wind in the East Cape/Los Barilles area is of the afternoon variety like La Ventana of if it is more of an all day thing. I've only seen morning wind 1 or 2 times in La Ventana so I know it can happen, but mostly that place is nice for non-kiters in that they can ch...
by pjc
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One Approach For Making Kook Proof Connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 6468

if you have a SLE kite where the front lines attach to pulleys and you kite in the salt and the sand.... it is nice to rinse out the pulleys with fresh water and check them when you're rinsing your gear. but you don't need to rinse the kite. so -- leave the pulleys on the bar and you can check/rinse...
by pjc
Fri May 26, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The price of the kites
Replies: 116
Views: 12119

wow reading this thread is like stepping into the twilight zone. my friends and i have tried to drive hard bargains for years on all sorts of purchases. cars, stereos and also niche products like telemark skies, kayak gear, etc. when i tell them that you can get 20%-33% off brand new, this years mod...
by pjc
Thu May 25, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The price of the kites
Replies: 116
Views: 12119

can you get the same % off msrp for a new car as you can for new (non-best) kite? say a new car has an msrp of $30,000. do you have a snow-ball's change in hell of getting it off the lot for $20,000? (or less?!) but a new kite package that has an msrp of $3,000 - yes you might get it for $1,800 or s...
by pjc
Thu May 25, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The price of the kites
Replies: 116
Views: 12119

a car is almsot always a complicated purchase. many, many options to affect the car value. also there is often a trade in. and then financing to haggle over.

a kite is more like buying a stereo. do people really haggle down the guys at radio shack/sam goody's by 20-40% ?
by pjc
Wed May 24, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are there any new designs WITHOUT goof-proof connectors?
Replies: 69
Views: 5669

there was a post on here a few years ago. the guy got nailed after a rigging mistake. if you read his post carefully he said (paraphrasing) "my kites all have kook proof connectors but i was rigging a loaner kite without them and made a mistake.". one of these days you will forget a bar or break a l...
by pjc
Mon May 22, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The price of the kites
Replies: 116
Views: 12119

anyone who has studied the evolution of business supply chains over the last 20 years will tell you that by and large it is not "may (or may not) save you money". It is "will save you money". There is a reason why all of us are typing on computers bought on-line from Dell and not from a manufacturer...

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