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Man, another great set of days. About four hours on Friday, six yesterday and just three today. Friday was good but Saturday was epic! The winds were really good in the morning gusting into the high 20 kt. range. These flat kites sure love to jump big in powered conditions. It is great when you can find a calmer stretch of water to accelerate into while lining up a swell to boost off of. Helmets are good for more than just brushing up against sand, they also can help in high speed pelting against water in landings gone wrong. Sore but happy. How did everyone else do?
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Yeah, it was good & unexpected. I like days where the ocean isnt so donkey w/ higher winds. I'm still a newb, but getting closer to mastering the art of upwind...
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Yeah, it was good & unexpected. I like days where the ocean isnt so donkey w/ higher winds. I'm still a newb, but getting closer to mastering the art of upwind...
You are smart to pick your conditions carefully while you are getting on your game. That higher wind stuff can really clean your clock particularly while you are still building essential experience. Add to that a fairly tight and technical launch at Ft. Lauderdale and the demands go up. Good luck, hope you get some good useable winds before the season changes.
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This weekend was really great @ Biscayne Bay. Im a newbie in the sport(around 1 year of experience?) and Sunday was like around 17-20mph on- shore @ Matheson Hammocks. I was pretty cautious. And Im telling you this: There was like around 15 kiters out there on the water around 4 in the afternoon. Lots of colors out there. I just waited for some of them to clear out. I walked out for about 100 yards and had a really gud time.
I'll tell you this...It blows when low tide ruins your session. I think Matheson has low tide around 4-6 in the afternoon. Hoping for wind for the rest of the short season.
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I might be heading down to key west May 11-17. I'm thinking about the flats....I know it's the end of the season, and the forcasts, unless I'm reading the wrong ones, are predicting 10knts.....Any opinions?

Anyhow if you could recommend any good weather sites other than IKITE, or tell me what you think, I'd appreciate it!!

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WHOA
CHange of subject, but im willing to work it.
Alright dude, I havnt been to the flats @ KEy west, although i live in miami,(I know, lame!) but the website i use is the following:http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/environment/
It has some gud forecasts for practically from the key west to Pensacola beach.
Hope your trip goes well
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Fantastic weekend

Wind started picking up around 1pm both Sat & Sun. Switched down from a 16m to a 12m and was well powered till sunset.

Looks as though it doing it AGAIN today.
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Dude, wut do u mean fantastic weekend... and by the way, which part of town were u at?
I'll tell u the lame weekend it was in miami: Sat and sunday there was 14mph tops and later decreased as the day gone by. I was pissed because the biggest kite I have is a 13 meter yarga. I guess its time to get a waroo or a switchblade, but will leave a hole in my wallet.
I can feel the lame summer winds already
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Dude, wut do u mean fantastic weekend... and by the way, which part of town were u at?
I'll tell u the lame weekend it was in miami: Sat and sunday there was 14mph tops and later decreased as the day gone by. I was pissed because the biggest kite I have is a 13 meter yarga. I guess its time to get a waroo or a switchblade, but will leave a hole in my wallet.
I can feel the lame summer winds already
Later,
Danny

DUDE ~

The part of town I was in was Boynton Beach @ Hammock park. Both days were GR8. Even Kited with a friend that I haven't seen in a while. Jeff from Bestkitboarding. Good to see him again and REALLY glad to see him and the company doing so well.

Danny~ you'll NEVER make it threw the summer with your biggest kite being a 13m :roll:
I'm sure with all the hype about the bow kites, C kite prices will drop dramaticlly. Wait it out a lil longer and pick up a C kite cheap.

Srry to hear that Miami never kicked in this weekend, But wind was only an hour away. Gotta go~ It's looking good outside right now and I'm off to the beach :wink:
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DUDE ~

The part of town I was in was Boynton Beach @ Hammock park. Both days were GR8. Even Kited with a friend that I haven't seen in a while. Jeff from Bestkitboarding. Good to see him again and REALLY glad to see him and the company doing so well.

Danny~ you'll NEVER make it threw the summer with your biggest kite being a 13m Rolling Eyes
I'm sure with all the hype about the bow kites, C kite prices will drop dramaticlly. Wait it out a lil longer and pick up a C kite cheap.

Srry to hear that Miami never kicked in this weekend, But wind was only an hour away. Gotta go~ It's looking good outside right now and I'm off to the beach Wink
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Dude, wut do u mean fantastic weekend... and by the way, which part of town were u at?
I'll tell u the lame weekend it was in miami: Sat and sunday there was 14mph tops and later decreased as the day gone by. I was pissed because the biggest kite I have is a 13 meter yarga. I guess its time to get a waroo or a switchblade, but will leave a hole in my wallet.
I can feel the lame summer winds already
Later,
Danny
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Fantastic weekend Wink

Wind started picking up around 1pm both Sat & Sun. Switched down from a 16m to a 12m and was well powered till sunset.

Looks as though it doing it AGAIN today.
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WHOA
CHange of subject, but im willing to work it.
Alright dude, I havnt been to the flats @ KEy west, although i live in miami,(I know, lame!) but the website i use is the following:http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/environment/
It has some gud forecasts for practically from the key west to Pensacola beach.
Hope your trip goes well
-DAN THE MAN Cool
rsg
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:28 pm Post subject: wind?
I might be heading down to key west May 11-17. I'm thinking about the flats....I know it's the end of the season, and the forcasts, unless I'm reading the wrong ones, are predicting 10knts.....Any opinions?

Anyhow if you could recommend any good weather sites other than IKITE, or tell me what you think, I'd appreciate it!!

rsg
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:08 am Post subject:
This weekend was really great @ Biscayne Bay. Im a newbie in the sport(around 1 year of experience?) and Sunday was like around 17-20mph on- shore @ Matheson Hammocks. I was pretty cautious. And Im telling you this: There was like around 15 kiters out there on the water around 4 in the afternoon. Lots of colors out there. I just waited for some of them to clear out. I walked out for about 100 yards and had a really gud time.
I'll tell you this...It blows when low tide ruins your session. I think Matheson has low tide around 4-6 in the afternoon. Hoping for wind for the rest of the short season.
-Danny
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 5:55 pm Post subject: Re: Great WIND or What?
wifirewire wrote:
Yeah, it was good & unexpected. I like days where the ocean isnt so donkey w/ higher winds. I'm still a newb, but getting closer to mastering the art of upwind...


You are smart to pick your conditions carefully while you are getting on your game. That higher wind stuff can really clean your clock particularly while you are still building essential experience. Add to that a fairly tight and technical launch at Ft. Lauderdale and the demands go up. Good luck, hope you get some good useable winds before the season changes.
wifirewire
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:50 pm Post subject: Re: Great WIND or What?
Yeah, it was good & unexpected. I like days where the ocean isnt so donkey w/ higher winds. I'm still a newb, but getting closer to mastering the art of upwind...
RickI
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:20 pm Post subject: Great WIND or What?
Man, another great set of days. About four hours on Friday, six yesterday and just three today. Friday was good but Saturday was epic! The winds were really good in the morning gusting into the high 20 kt. range. These flat kites sure love to jump big in powered conditions. It is great when you can find a calmer stretch of water to accelerate into while lining up a swell to boost off of. Helmets are good for more than just brushing up against sand, they also can help in high speed pelting against water in landings gone wrong. Sore but happy. How did everyone else do?
DUDE!
Your lucky to be up north......supposidly u guys get the gud wind...we get the cheapy wind
I know that a 13 wont get me anywhere, especially around june-july in miami!
I was considering the bow kites...either the waroo, switchblade, or crossbow.... hummm Which u recomend?
The C's.......im iffy about them...(although they are way cheaper!)

BTW... Did u hear about the Contra from Cabrinha? Thats wicked sweet...
Have fun rippin' the waters
-Danny
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