I think I'll title this one a quick afternoon jaunt. Todd and I left the house at 2 in the afternoon, isn't it wonderful to live near where you want to be. We got to the top of the Mesa, the wind was blowing 12 to 14 MPH. I opted put up my 21 Soul Todd put up his biggest kite his 10. The 21 was lit 10 was a struggle. Nothing epic like PDKS Mcmillan but with a 21 m tractor you can lay down a ton of miles in just a few hours. 18 miles was the total for the day. A bunch of jumps including a 25 + foot jump. It was both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. That's a personal estimate no woo here
Using a small downhill area I tried to see how stupid fast I could go. I thought for sure I hit over 30 but no I hit 29 miles per hour
all in all an excellent session.
Other topics looking for a 12 to 14 m foil for my friend Todd, he needs a bigger kite.
Quick report on my trip to Puerto Pinasca and Ivanpah I had an awesome time on the 21 meter, I got a chance to buggy in a huge tidal Bay called Cholla. The supermoon had taken the all water out of the bay and it was probably 10 square miles of tidal pools and mud and say yeehaw what fun. Got a chance to fly my new hydrofoil somewhat of a frustration but everybody says it's a slow learning curve so I'm not too concerned. The biggest problem I had is when I lost the foil I had to do massive massive body drags to get back to it. I figured out after a while, adding a side stroke into the body drag made it more efficient and I could get back to the foil with only two tacks, still within an hour I was wiped out.
The wind's never exceeded 11 miles an hour my entire stay there. To most kiters that would have been an epic disaster, the 21 again was the key. I got a chance to do some twin-tip time after trying to foil, silly massive jumps and just a really really good good time. :
Ivanpah was a big hit this year. I think we had close to a hundred people show up we also had a big blow cart competition going on at the same time. That resulted in a few let's say raised emotions. They have a geocaching type game that I have tried for four years to complete and this year I completed it, cold beer at the end yeehaw. With the loan of a buggy more suited for speed I hit a new personal best of 46 miles per hour again scary and exhilarating
a quick shout out to all the people at IvanpahI thanks for all the teaching and lessons and time that you spend in both organizing and putting that great event together I wish more of you all would come out there and give it a whirl lots of extra buggies for people if you don't have one anyway I'm going to sign off here. Guys/girls takes care fly safe.