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Skyway Scott 04-09-2006 06:56 PM

Everyone at the Skyway is alright, right?
Wind really jacked up at 7, according to the sensor. Was anyone still on the water out there? I hope not, cuz it was almost dead onshore when I left.

Good day out there today. Toby made a ton of improvement.
Bill showed up, he looked just so, so..... Yeah, right :?

Thanks for letting me ride the Xbow, Raul.

slingshot05 04-09-2006 07:02 PM

i missed it:(

really bad sunburn from yesterday, i regret forgetting to put sunscreen on :(

Skyway Scott 04-09-2006 07:03 PM

My shoulders look like lobster tails (what does that mean?). Ouch.

slingshot05 04-09-2006 07:06 PM


where will everyone be?

Wolfie 04-09-2006 07:48 PM

Is anybody going to be out there Mon. Early around 7:00? I think that is Sunrise. What about Lassing Park- isn't it good on a NE? I will be going out and would love to know if anybody will be at any of these spots.

Wolfie=wolfman in a different place/time

Optionryder420 04-09-2006 08:55 PM

I'll be at the Skyway Early AM... DAWN PATROL!

Maybe Lassing...

Someone leave me a number and I'll call in the morning. I'm probably leaving my house around 5:30 and will be there around 6:00. I've gotta leave wherever I'm riding by 7:45 at the latest...

I've been late to Western Humanities plenty, plus I've got an exam in American Government.

I was thinking Dawn Patrol at the Skyway, unless everyone else is going to lassing.

I'll check the posts here in the morning.

It's kiteboardingcentral btw.

Eagle 04-09-2006 09:57 PM

Re: Everyone at the Skyway is alright, right?

Originally Posted by Skyway Scott
Wind really jacked up at 7, according to the sensor. Was anyone still on the water out there? I hope not, cuz it was almost dead onshore when I left.

You know Bill was out there. Ripping it on a 12m.
Of course he's alright, its Bill, 9 lives and no fear.

Tomorrow is looking gooooood and for sure one of the last good blasts before the season ends.


Stevil Kenevil 04-09-2006 10:27 PM

What a great session there today! Nice way to stretch your legs after a long drive. Toby did great, and I got a few pics of it, too! He's SUPER-STOKED!!! What was the stinging stuff in the water? I wasnt feeling it until I started crashing a lot and hitting the bottom. I can still feel it burning right now. My legs are on fire! That was a nice save on the newbie, Eagle,keep that up and you might just get "kiter of the month"!

Eagle 04-09-2006 10:46 PM

I'm sure most of us have gotten into some kind of trouble at the Skyway and a few of us have been lucky enough to have riders around who are willing to assist.

I saw Dennis having trouble retrieving Chris' board so I rode over to grab it and help land his kite. I didn't want to see 2 people in the water especially after seeing a 7+' shark twice. The water gets deep in that spot and with the close proximity of the rocks, road, fence and interstate there is little room to land a kite and much less for error.

It has been suggested by several people that interested riders practice assisted rescue, kite and board retrieval in order to be more prepared and capable of helping out a fellow kiter.

What do ya'll think ?

Lets keep it safe out there.


Toby you did great, you were holding your ground and I heard people swear you were going upwind on one tack.

Stevil Kenevil 04-09-2006 11:50 PM

Thats a great idea Mr. Eagle!
I know from experience that towing a downed kiter and their gear isn't easy.Neither is swimming in with your gear.Being prepared for gear failure/accidents is something never practiced, but must be pulled off flawlessly to ensure your survival.About a month ago, I dragged in(self rescue) from the sandbar after crashing my kite.(I was simply avoiding the "sludge trudge"back to the beach.) I then spoke to 4 or 5 kiters who had never seen or heard of a self rescue, and ask me how did I do that? I think it would be smarter to teach everyone what to do now, instead of when it counts.
I think those little stinging things in the water were the larvae of the venomous crotch cricket.It has now been removed from the endangered species list.

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