Interesting Observations at Alameda

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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby pipedragon » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:03 pm

You forgot the two guys that hooked their kites on the water. And me doing a kiteloop gone wrong then smacked across the water, but no one saw that I hope.
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby sanjose_kiter » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:43 pm

1. Some guy kiting today only in red Board shorts no shirt and no wetsuit. Granted he had a few extra pounds on him but come on.
2. Girl (~130lb) launching a 11 meter Cabrinha with a Go Joe in 25+ mph Gusty wind
3. Guy getting yarded all the way across the landing zone then gets up an starts yelling at everyone.

Darn it, I missed #2 & #3
At around 6:30PM, couldn't feel my toes anymore
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby Aloha » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:18 pm

le noun wrote:I'm ok with that. 8)


After getting out on the water today for an especially spiritual kite session I may have to revise the #1 spot on my list...

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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby le noun » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:50 pm

The list has to be in SF bay area. :evil:
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby sloughslut » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:55 am

2 places i will never kite, Alameda and Crissy :::)
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby CdoG » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:37 am

My Observations Friday
I saw the guy with no wetsuit
I saw vince luanch lit
I helped stop the young woman who couldn't get her board
But mostly I saw the same old thing that makes the luanch very dangerous

kites parked in theu l/z lines stretched out
kiters pumping up in the l/z
Kiters rigging up in the l/z in street clothes
Kiters luanching with one hand in strong wind
Bla bla bla
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby Loscocco » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:06 pm

sloughslut wrote:2 places i will never kite, Alameda and Crissy :::)



Funny how we all have our diff lists. I have my strong preferences but will still hit up a not favored spot every once in a while just for a change.
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby sloughslut » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:24 pm

Loscocco wrote:

Funny how we all have our diff lists. I have my strong preferences but will still hit up a not favored spot every once in a while just for a change.



I know what your saying but i rig up in my steet clothes
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby CdoG » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:52 pm

Ha hA
And PaRk your kite in the L/z with your lines stretched all the way out
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Re: Interesting Observations at Alameda

Postby guidoz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:16 pm

Alameda does not stop to amaze me... how many times have we seen this, guys pumping up there 12s, when experienced people are on there 9s. If you try to give them advice it will be either "I totally know what I am doing" or "...but its my only kite!". It is entertaining I have to admit. I wasn't in Alameda on Friday, but I was lit on a 7m at 3rd
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