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

Postby POACHER » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:11 pm

Points for the Haiku Grigori..... :lol:

Unfortunately I agree with ya. We've since relocated to the Caribbean for kite vacations and probably not looking/going back.

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

Postby Toby » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:25 pm

No more visas required for US citizens traveling to Brazil.
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Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Postby FLandOBX » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 pm

It seems odd that anyone would abandon kiting trips to a 50-mile island because a few dozen homes will have a view of the new bridge (increasing the reliability of access to the island), but to each his own. I'm just fine with fewer kiters on the water at Hatteras Island, so have fun and enjoy kiting wherever you go. :thumb:

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

Postby pj sofine » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:56 am

I'm thinking short lines , keep the kite low and you can sneak right under and out.

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

Postby grigorib » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm

pj sofine wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:56 am
I'm thinking short lines , keep the kite low and you can sneak right under and out.
Where the bridge goes you should be able to even walk under it with kite on water. It's pretty shallow there.
And launches were nice. And ability to ride on NE winds without having to drive to Frisco. And close proximity to the ocean side sso family can just walk over to enjoy beach. That's what made that spot so desirable.
FLandOBX wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 pm
It seems odd that anyone would abandon kiting trips to a 50-mile island because a few dozen homes will have a view of the new bridge (increasing the reliability of access to the island), but to each his own. I'm just fine with fewer kiters on the water at Hatteras Island, so have fun and enjoy kiting wherever you go. :thumb:
I don't think many would give up OBX because of that. People would ride a bit further to Waves and Salvo and occasionally would snap good launches from someone else who misses to reserve a house. Folks who are used going to Avon and Buxton will still be coming there.

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

Postby POACHER » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:06 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 pm
It seems odd that anyone would abandon kiting trips to a 50-mile island because a few dozen homes will have a view of the new bridge (increasing the reliability of access to the island), but to each his own. I'm just fine with fewer kiters on the water at Hatteras Island, so have fun and enjoy kiting wherever you go. :thumb:
Yeah I'm not fully writing Hatteras off. I'm just bummed the spot I've been staying at for close to 20 years is now shit canned because of a bridge. This is something I couldn't have imagined ever happening when I learned to kite there in 2002. There are a few other factors at play, a few I've previously mentioned earlier in this thread. Ease of getting there, less reliable winds, increasingly busy spots, other family activities and even temps are part of my choice to kite elsewhere.

Hey not baggin on it at all. I love that place.

(but I'm starting to love this place even more.....)
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