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Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:46 pm

Cale called me and gloated how my October elk hunting priorities are all wrong! He went on and on how the Big Horns are plastered white. Maybe he's right, as his video is proof:



Nice job!

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Windgumby » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:16 am

Noahpz wrote: He went on and on how the Big Horns are plastered white. Maybe he's right,


The snow was still mostly velvet today. Mark and I had it all to ourselves. Tomorrow is looking good with cold temps and a 30% chance of a little more white candy.

This is why I still live here! :thumb:

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:54 am

I made the drive this a.m. and was rewarded with a steady 12m day at Bald and Lil' Bald Mtns. The coverage is excellent and the temps were in the high 40s. Spring-like conditions in November! Stronger winds tomorrow and Sunday (snow Monday)... Come on up!

Noah
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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby waynepjh » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:12 am

Looks sweet! North wind? Didi you ride up that hill in the background?

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:34 am

SE winds today. Cross-on winds climbing Big Baldy in the background. Once on the skyline ridge it was stronger and boosting was sweet!

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:51 am

Saturday brought out a few more kiters. Another nicely powered 12m day, 45 degrees and spring-like snowpack. Here's a couple more pics....
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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Windgumby » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:06 am

Epic weekend!!!

Fantastic conditions!!!

Here comes winter:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WYZ003&warncounty=WYC029&firewxzone=WYZ276&local_place1=Cody+WY&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook

"THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND MONDAY

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT WESTERN WYOMING LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS LIKELY OVER THE
MOUNTAINS AND FAR WEST VALLEYS. HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE MOUNTAIN
PASSES...WILL LIKELY BE SNOWPACKED AND SLICK. 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED IN THE TETONS AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL WYOMING BY TUESDAY WITH
THE BEST CHANCE FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS IN THE BIG HORN
MOUNTAINS AND IN THE VICINITY OF CASPER MOUNTAIN. AN UNSETTLED MORE
WINTER-LIKE PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK WITH ANOTHER ROUND
OF SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE WEST INTO WEST CENTRAL WYOMING ON
WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON"


This is why I still live here! :thumb:

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:37 am

I only took one photo today. 10m conditions. Fast snow, slow to soften but when it did it was sick! Again, we raged on Baldy and by the time left it was ripped up!
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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Windzup » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:10 pm

Jealous... and not far behind you. Looking for the next round of freshness this week. Pounding at Skyline today, hopefully some deep local rides this week too.

Got to love the Biggies, and any mountain with roadside access to terrain that needs minimal snow to be sick.

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby zob » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:40 am

I see a lot of you guys use different Ozone kites. Can you give me some advice on which model to select and what size would be optimal for our conditions?
I am talking to our Ozone dealer for some test. I have to decide between frenzy and manta. I'm not realy into freestyle, more freeride. I occasionaly ride an old frenzy 7,5, but I am generaly underpowered. In average it doesn't get much stronger than 10 kts. I have 90+ kg.
Which model should I get and what size. I wouldn't wanna buy a kite which would be to big, specially in gusty conditions or, during winter when I go snowkiting on cca. 20 kts, but would still have some power at least to ride in 10 kts (with a mountainboard).
I was thinking on testing 9m2 Frenzy and 10m2 Manta, to compare this two, and to get a general feel of windrange for this size, but would also like to hear your opinions at least on what kite size to test.

What about different model year? Which model year of Frenzy and Manta do you think was the best ?


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