Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby le noun » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:17 pm

NCKite_Ryder wrote:When i kite 3rd I wait till its clear and come in super hot... and just slam it on the beach. Once you lose your board speed and apparent wind you're pretty much done for.


Same here. I shoot straight for the beach when it's cleared out.
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby ddubwinokur » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:59 pm

What about going OUT from the lower launch? Tons of good tips here about how to make it in - sounds like the consensus is make sure the coast is clear, get super speed, and aim for either downwind edge or beach or go right by the rocky point with the flag.

But how do you get out from the lower launch beach? Seems like there's no wind at all under you get past the edge of the golf course.

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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby Loscocco » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:00 pm

Watch and learn grasshopper, watch and learn.
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby ddubwinokur » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:02 pm

Loscocco wrote:watch and learn grasshopper
Dammit I KNEW that would be the reply! Patience is so hard. _>:<
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby behindThePeak » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:08 pm

lol. so true. dues to be paid there for sure. i remember the first time i ever tried it i dropped my kite right after launching and sheepishly limped back to the beach asking for a second launch. dude looked at me and said simply: "no rookies allowed"
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby Loscocco » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:09 pm

thats pretty much the best advice for learning to kite or learning about a new spot to ride at. See others do it and if they succeed or fail.
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby Aloha » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:27 pm

The wind shadow at the lower launch might be the only thing that stands in between it being an awesome/convenient beach vs. a complete kookfest
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby OliverG » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:32 pm

Wind shadows at 3rd are so hot right now...
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby le noun » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:39 pm

Everytime I ride at third and look up to the upper launch, I love that wind shadow. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dealing with the wind shadow at 3rd

Postby Aloha » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:28 pm

BayAreaKite wrote:Wind shadows at 3rd are so hot right now...


It's true Ollie - the wind shadow at 3rd is sooooo hot right now
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