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Crazy sherman idea: floating slider? or kicker?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:02 pm
by consumer
Hey yall, i think it can be done if we all band together, im willing to do the brunt of the work in making a floating slider(a kicker is kinda way hard), for sherman, but there are many things missing. If anyone is interested post up and if we get all of the requirements filled i think we can actually make this a reality.

We can build the kicker and just leave it at the kite launch at sherman, we're probably going to need a boat to tow it out and anchor it, when its being used. Thats one the things we're going to need, a boat.
We'll also need a truck to transport the kicker to sherman.

As far as matierals and labor go, im willing to do just about anything as long as i know im not crazy and doing this for no reason at all.

crazy idea or what?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:02 pm
by Fester
I suggest you run your idea by the Riovista windsurfing and kite boarding association first, as when the season picks up there will be a series of buoys strung out marking the no jump/trick boundary zone to the kitebaech and the windsurfer's "Tassies beach"

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:05 pm
by Guest
probably a very good idea,

i was wondering what happened to those safety markers, good know to know they are coming back.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:53 pm
by bdawg
Those bouys were put out by Nat Lincoln of who runs a school at sherman when the season is on there. I helped him pull them up at the end of the season. I think as soon as he gets back he will put them back out. I believe that they are in the possesion of the camp host (Indian Bob?), if you had a boat you could put them out if you wanted.
I like the bouys too they keep people away from the beach.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:59 pm
by charlie
Go hit the sand hill in the "tules" and get back to us?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:12 pm
by Fester
The Correct term for people who only kite within 50 feet of the beach, is "Kite Terrorist, or Beach terrorist"


PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:30 pm
by Jack Straw
Bad idea @ the delta for the following reasons:
1. Massive tide shifts each day
2. Big winds and tides wash everything away
3. Area gets crowded when the wind is on. Having sliders/kickers would only create more congestion and create more reason to ban kites.
4. The need for a boat to take it/out is a pain.
5. Finally, there are 100's of natural features: tules, sand spits, logs, tules, slicks, tidal standing waves.....etc.

Good winds + waves, Zeev.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:12 am
by charlie
thanks z

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:29 am
by fearlu
Yup, bad idea. Move to Hatteras if you want to slide and kick.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:33 am
by consumer
very good points, open and shut case johnson.