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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Las Vegas!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:54 am 
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Calling all campers.....

Hello....Bill-eee, and your nemesis,

(rhymes with go-fight'in...)

time to chime in....

heads to be chopped

and vans to be whopped.....

As did the "nemesis" when he 3d tattooed one in the parking lot.

Then again I think he was distracted by his cigarette.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Las Vegas!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:12 am 
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chemosavi wrote:
Calling all campers.....

Hello....Bill-eee, and your nemesis,

(rhymes with go-fight'in...)

time to chime in....
...


Your gonna Like this one chemo :

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The Biggest most Major Risk of getting hurt at 6-mile, is
just before the wind switches to Off-shore, (from S-SE to SW) and the thermals
get blown across the beach from out of the desert . Then it will sometimes switch
back to S-SE, (be careful Here) ---- the wind is trying to Sucker Ya into a $12,000
life-flight ride !!

And of course the unstable prefrontal storm fronts can be dangerous ; but that
could be a problem most anywhere !!

Last year was a Wash for me & kiting ; after i broke my second fake leg at
Mohave, i basically stuck to Hang gliding for the rest of the year. This year
is gonna be a Good one for kiting, now that i got legs that Ain't gonna break !!
Did i just Hex myself , saying that ?


Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Las Vegas!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:25 am 
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Many years ago we were fortunate enough to kite out there. We also taught a few friends to kite out there in the middle of the lake but we tried to always use a boat or less effectively for that environment, our jetski to take them far away from main kite beach launch and followed students for miles downwind in the middle of the lake with radio and rescue support,(always empty of boat traffic once wind starts spanking) It is a more expensive and time intensive way to learn, but certainly the safest to avoid hazards of treacherous shorelines and to preserve the main launch spot. Maybe have a friend with a jet ski or boat bring you up to another upwind beach and do a water launch/ downwinder away from the main area.

Outside of the lei kite eating cactus, thorny bush, there are heaps of hazards for a kiters body as well. We would actually drag launch thorn impervious twin skins up to wind altitude off of tiny non launch beaches behind our jet boat back in the day.

The locals are very cool/helpful but the small launch area can only handle so many kiters launching and landing. As mentioned, the regular launches have many hazards and are much more suited to advanced riders. The locals are understandably concerned about influx of kiters not familiar with the tentative nature of the main kite launch of their area. It's not like they have heaps of alternate launch areas.
Good winds Mohave Crew.
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