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by matthepp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best foil kite for gusty conditions
Replies: 28
Views: 3875

Re: best foil kite for gusty conditions

Hey edt, You may be over this thread but anyhow, I have seen guys use the smaller access kites with reasonable success in some pretty lousy wind conditions. It seems the 6 and 8 are useful tools especially on rowdy survival days. I just can't tolerate foils in junk wind but they will say it's my fly...
by matthepp
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Strong west on MacMillan too. FINALLY there's enough coverage that isn't total boilerplate. Not perfect, but the basins have enough soft bits to enjoy. Beautiful up there with all the white smoke ripping off the ridges.
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by matthepp
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Tommy, I'll be up there today for sunset
by matthepp
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: WMFG Pump issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: WMFG Pump issue?

I too love my WMFG pump and use mostly pump up kites. I always switch to my lone foil kite when it's below zero F (and only then). Torn too many valves, etc when it's cold.
by matthepp
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: No kite pumps in CO
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Re: No kite pumps in CO

I got plenty o' pumps. The real issue at hand is that there is no effing snow in CO.
by matthepp
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Tommy's photo is Big mac from Saturday. It was good to see you out again Tom! Good wind, great company, lousy snow "grasstrugi". Man we need a lot of snow .
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by matthepp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Yikes Mickey, that looks wild. Be careful up there! Anyone for Big Mac Saturday afternoon? West winds and blue skies.
by matthepp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Mickey, Anthony, et. al,
I have work in T-ride tomorrow Thursday and will be up to Lizard Head by 1pm or so for the warm pre-frontal. See you there?
by matthepp
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Nice Mickey. Nope, not me, I was on kid patrol yesterday. Maybe Jeff, he has an orange 12m Envy? Hoping for LH tomorrow if it piles up but it looks stormy
by matthepp
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 318
Views: 60824

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Hey Capt, thanks for the inspiration last season. I picked up a drone with a "work" excuse. Mickey, Crystal Lake is a postage stamp lake at the north end of Ironton. Spot gets bigger once all the bushes fill in which may not happen this year. It get's decent N thermal, analogous to Lemon Reservoir f...

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