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Salida co

Postby kitewise » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Visiting Salida next month. Any recommendations on where to find some kiting spots?
Thanks phil

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Re: Salida co

Postby waynepjh » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:51 pm

When I'm looking for places to kite I use google earth! Its the best! You can also study the history of the weather gauges and see what the most common wind is. We have found some amazing places this way! Good luck and post some pics! wayne :jump:

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Re: Salida co

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:52 pm

check on here what is around:

www.splocs.com

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Re: Salida co

Postby chris country » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:15 pm

Hey Phil, I live in Salida and it's a really small scene. I'd say there are about a half a dozen of us between Buena Vista and Salida with only two of us riding much. The snow in our valley has been pretty dismal this year so far...in fact, I've been dirt jumping my mountain bike more than flying my kite!
Your best bet close to Salida is to drive north to Twin Lakes and ride the frozen lake which hopefully has snow on it or press on to Lake Dillon. You can also drive over Monarch Pass towards Gunnison and explore. I've had some great sessions near Wuanita Hot Springs on the way to Gunnison off Highway 50 or over by Cochetopa Dome off Highway 114. That area is roughly a 45 minute drive from town. We made it to Creede last year in 3 hours last year from Salida which was well worth it although the Southern Colorado guys would have to vouch for the coverage down that way.
Send me a pm when you get out this way and I'll try to clue you in.
Cheers, Chris

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Re: Salida co

Postby kitewise » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:38 pm

Thanks for all the info.
Hopefully there will be some more snow by mid Feb.
I'll touch base then.
Phil

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Re: Salida co

Postby kitewise » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:23 pm

chris country wrote:Hey Phil, I live in Salida and it's a really small scene. I'd say there are about a half a dozen of us between Buena Vista and Salida with only two of us riding much. The snow in our valley has been pretty dismal this year so far...in fact, I've been dirt jumping my mountain bike more than flying my kite!
Your best bet close to Salida is to drive north to Twin Lakes and ride the frozen lake which hopefully has snow on it or press on to Lake Dillon. You can also drive over Monarch Pass towards Gunnison and explore. I've had some great sessions near Wuanita Hot Springs on the way to Gunnison off Highway 50 or over by Cochetopa Dome off Highway 114. That area is roughly a 45 minute drive from town. We made it to Creede last year in 3 hours last year from Salida which was well worth it although the Southern Colorado guys would have to vouch for the coverage down that way.
Send me a pm when you get out this way and I'll try to clue you in.
Cheers, Chris

Contemplating packing already.
I'm planning on renting skis,etc. There, but bringing kiting gear. If I could only bring 2 kites, what sizes should i consider bringing? 6,9,11,13, 16?
Phil

I can bring 2, maybe 3 kites.

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Re: Salida co

Postby matthepp » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:00 pm

I use 12m Xbow most days. 9m for really windy days. The gusts make anything bigger pretty rowdy.

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Re: Salida co

Postby chris country » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:37 am

Phil, if you're going to be hanging out around Salida, I would chose a 9 and a 13. I get a lot of mileage out of my 8 but I'm only 155 lbs. It can nuke at times but those two kites will cover you the best. Hope this helps!
Chris


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