Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Hood River, Oregon

forum for kitesurfers


Jonpnw
Medium Poster
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:27 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: Pacific Northwest
Gear: Slingshot
Brand Affiliation: Quikfin

Hood River, Oregon

Postby Jonpnw » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:55 pm

5m Slingshot Key yesterday. Overhead swells
Attachments
newgraph.gif
newgraph.gif (20.15 KiB) Viewed 1302 times

sfpete
Medium Poster
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:47 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: San Francisco Bay area
Style: stayin' alive
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby sfpete » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:47 pm

You rode a 5M in that? Did you swim back at 7 pm?

gbgreen59
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 586
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:39 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Iowa

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby gbgreen59 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:49 pm

:?: Agreed, I'd be on a 10m or 12m. 12m until 11am and after 6pm. 7m would work during peak, but I wouldn't enjoy anything smaller.

Jonpnw
Medium Poster
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:27 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: Pacific Northwest
Gear: Slingshot
Brand Affiliation: Quikfin

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby Jonpnw » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:07 pm

the wind sensor is indicating wind on the shore. in the middle of the channel the wind is 5-10 mph higher. We have a lot of snow on the mountain so the water level is still high and the current is swift going opposite direction of the wind.

I am a newbie so I was stoked. Yes it was a 5 meter kite. It was 5,6,7's on the water in the afternoon.

bay_area_kiter
Rare Poster
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:31 am
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: 3rd Ave
Favorite Beaches: Sherman Is, Baja, South Beach, SPI
Style: Freeride
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Rise
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby bay_area_kiter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:02 pm

looks sic!
Hopefully I'll get up to the Gorge at the end of the month.

Eltreato
Medium Poster
Posts: 136
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:35 am
Kiting since: 4
Local Beach: Acadia, 3rd Ave.
Favorite Beaches: Manzanita
Gear: old junk
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby Eltreato » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:21 am

gbgreen59 wrote::?: Agreed, I'd be on a 10m or 12m. 12m until 11am and after 6pm. 7m would work during peak, but I wouldn't enjoy anything smaller.



You would have gotten raped on a 10m. I was out on a 7m wishing I had rigged a 5 or 6m. Sick day!

apctjb
Rare Poster
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed May 30, 2007 6:13 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Santa Barbara, Gorge

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby apctjb » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:25 am

Agreed; 5M was the tool of choice and the wind was stronger past Wells Island.

frankm1960
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1230
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:48 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: -Bayshore, at the end sea st. on saint John's west side, bay of fundy.
-Saints rest beach, at the end of sandy point road, irving nature park, saint john, west side.
Gear: Kites: 12m LF Mig, 9m LF Mig, 5m SS Fuel
Boards: LF proof 151cm, Real Wind 144cm, home made light wind board 160 x 50
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby frankm1960 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:13 pm

A little off topic but .... I think we got that same wind 2 days ago ( the 12th ) here on the east coast. Maybe 20-27kts I think. I'm a light weight and was out on my 05 5m fuel riding a 128 x 38 that day... 30 deg sunny and strong winds... unusual combo for around here. That kite looks so small it makes me laugh when I set it up... but...it has some surprisingly low end. Some of the low end power comes from it's sheer turning speed I think and with 25m lines you get a really big arc and you can figure 8 the kite to keep you going. It's a real treat to fly.

I have heard the older fuels have more "power" than the later models but I wouldn't know.

Jonpnw
Medium Poster
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:27 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: Pacific Northwest
Gear: Slingshot
Brand Affiliation: Quikfin

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby Jonpnw » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:43 pm

It was weird at first flying a 5M kite. It is actually my wife's kite and I had to bring it by Slingshot to trouble shoot.

It looks funny at first, like you have a trainer kite in the sky. And then with a few gust and you realize it will work just fine.

I was riding a Slingshot SX 143, so that helped compensate for the smaller kite.

Have fun, Be safe

rtz
Frequent Poster
Posts: 471
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 am
Kiting since: 2010
Favorite Beaches: OBX
SPI
Style: Freeride
Gear: SlingShot, Switch.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Hood River, Oregon

Postby rtz » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:45 pm

RE: 5m kite

Does the speed of the river heading into the wind add or increase the airspeed the kite experiences?


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Frank82, MSNbot Media and 20 guests