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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby POACHER » Wed May 08, 2019 9:20 pm

Just saw Eric Rienstra's Hatteras downwinder edit. There's a quick shot of him riding in front of the Pappy's Lane portion of the bridge. T-minus 4-6 months until completion?
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Cool grind btw....

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby grigorib » Wed May 08, 2019 9:45 pm

Let’s see it less of a problem, more an opportunity. If you were the owner of the “Sounds Fabulous” house (one next to the bridge) how would you capitalize on the location?

https://www.outerbeaches.com/property/s ... abulous-50

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby kite_hh » Wed May 08, 2019 9:48 pm

Sorry for off-topic: Watching this video I wonder if it is totally legal to ride through the shallows as Rienstra does? It looks amazing and fun! :-)

I am sure anything alike anywhere in Germany would be a nature reserve and kiting prohibited for whatever (sometimes very stupid) reason. :-(

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby POACHER » Thu May 09, 2019 3:22 pm

To my knowledge the majority of where he's riding (Planet of the Apes) isn't considered refuge. (yet...) So not illegal. Just north of where the jug handle bridge is going is Pea Island Refuge. You're not supposed to kite up in that area. There are a couple of awesome slicks tucked up in there though.....
(make sure the tide is up)

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby grigorib » Thu May 09, 2019 8:50 pm

You're not allowed to launch/land at Pea island. You can be on water all you want.
Also wherever it's national/federal land coast (Salvo Day use area, Planet, etc) - you can't run a business from there. Meaning kite schools can't do "official" downwinders or lessons

My main reaction to seeing that grass -it's full of barnacles and shells - they leave deep cuts if you bruise on that sh!t.

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby kite_hh » Thu May 09, 2019 11:25 pm

Thanks for the info!!

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby Toby » Fri May 10, 2019 12:04 am

nice bridge for Dimitri to slide on
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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby Blake » Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 am

Not much happening with the new bridge for the last two weeks....which is good!
Looks like more work has been done at the northern end than the southern one at this point.

See my post about the accident here yesterday.......

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby SENDIT! » Mon May 13, 2019 7:35 pm

grigorib wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:50 pm
You're not allowed to launch/land at Pea island. You can be on water all you want.
Also wherever it's national/federal land coast (Salvo Day use area, Planet, etc) - you can't run a business from there. Meaning kite schools can't do "official" downwinders or lessons

My main reaction to seeing that grass -it's full of barnacles and shells - they leave deep cuts if you bruise on that sh!t.
I'm not sure where you're getting your info saying that "you can be on the water all you want." The only spot I've found that addresses kiting there in the Pea Island regulations says "Kiteboarding and the use of Personal Watercraft are prohibited." To me, that means exactly what it says...No kiteboarding. Maybe I'm wrong, but this is where I found it:

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Pea_Island/v ... tions.html

We have a similar issue with birds down here in our national seashore. They've gone so far as to say not allowed there and for 200m offshore. :angryfire:

And spot on about the barnacles/razor mussels in the grass. You don't want to land ANYTHING, kite OR person, in that stuff!

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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby grigorib » Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 pm

SENDIT! wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:35 pm
grigorib wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:50 pm
You're not allowed to launch/land at Pea island. You can be on water all you want.
Also wherever it's national/federal land coast (Salvo Day use area, Planet, etc) - you can't run a business from there. Meaning kite schools can't do "official" downwinders or lessons

My main reaction to seeing that grass -it's full of barnacles and shells - they leave deep cuts if you bruise on that sh!t.
I'm not sure where you're getting your info saying that "you can be on the water all you want." The only spot I've found that addresses kiting there in the Pea Island regulations says "Kiteboarding and the use of Personal Watercraft are prohibited." To me, that means exactly what it says...No kiteboarding. Maybe I'm wrong, but this is where I found it:

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Pea_Island/v ... tions.html

We have a similar issue with birds down here in our national seashore. They've gone so far as to say not allowed there and for 200m offshore. :angryfire:

And spot on about the barnacles/razor mussels in the grass. You don't want to land ANYTHING, kite OR person, in that stuff!
Basically rangers don’t want you with your kite stepping on land. You’ll get a ticket and you can fight it in court and you also might win, as they reportedly said themselves. But they’d give you a ticket.
I’m not sure how close to shore they’d consider a violation.


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