Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby Aloha » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:41 pm

Reversing rotation I agree is not as optimal as the rotation today as diagramed

Cutting a landing path that allows you to get to the exit path without having to go through the pro pool / launch / land I think is brilliant though NCK
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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby Frappes » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:12 pm

Isn't there already an exit path to bypass the beach? I rarely see anyone use it, though.

It is annoying when the ingress path gets backed up because people are taking too long to get their asses onto the water, but that's only happened to me once or twice.

What I find to be more frustrating is when it gets challenging to get off the water because there are so many people riding right in front of the beach.
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Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby tomerp » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:33 pm

zgur wrote:There is no need to upgrade.....go kite, add to the kind vibe, rinse and repeat....stop bringing the "more/better" mentality that rules everyday consumer life to this special little gem....realize you are lucky to sample this goodness and enjoy.

Get sum, Z


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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby shred_da_gorge » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:46 pm

You could always just learn to windsurf and go launch down at Powerlines.

P.S. the OR coast is terrible - it's cold, cloudy, overcrowded, and windsurfers will eat your children... you should stay in California. ;-)
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Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby sc-surfer » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:28 pm

zgur wrote:There is no need to upgrade.....go kite, add to the kind vibe, rinse and repeat....stop bringing the "more/better" mentality that rules everyday consumer life to this special little gem....realize you are lucky to sample this goodness and enjoy.

Get sum, Z


Thank You! 'Nuff said.

p.s. Town has been fun this week. Where u at?


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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby windstoked » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:21 am

Here's a suggestion: the launch at the cove is for emergency landing only. No rigging/launching allowed there.
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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby windstoked » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:01 pm

Here's some pictures to show the Sherman Launch change I am proposing. The 1st satellite photo shows the current situation. This photo was at low tide. At high tide there's no sandy beach, and it takes longer to get out from shore. A is the beginner waterstart site and B is the beginner kite launch site.
The 2nd photo shows my proposed launch with a clockwise rotation from the kite launch area (out of the photo below and to the right).
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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby le noun » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:26 pm

windstoked wrote:Here's a suggestion: the launch at the cove is for emergency landing only. No rigging/launching allowed there.

Awesome idea!
I was by myself this morning, so if I wasn't allowed to self launch from the pole at the beach, what were my options? 8)
We had about 8 people in the water this morning, worked out perfectly.
Why change it?
Again, I might have a different perception from you since I go there in the morning on weekdays.
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Re: Should Sherman Be Upgraded?

Postby windstoked » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:51 am

If the rotation was changed to clockwise, the beginner launch wouldn't get in the way of traffic flow as much, so let them use it. I want to make Sherman safer for beginners while keeping traffic moving.
Also, when it's not crowded, of course anyone could use that launch. The guidelines are only really needed for smooth traffic flow/safety on weekends currently.
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Postby Rob » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:31 am

Please kill this thread.!
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