What happened to the pole at Alameda?

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What happened to the pole at Alameda?

Postby jjm » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:26 am

[web]http://www.kitewindsurf.com/kitecam/get_windcam_image.aspx[/web]

The thing was fine Sunday. Was there a freak tsunami on Monday?

p.s. is/was this the Alameda ikite sensor?
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Postby panzerfaust » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:14 am

a trainer kite wrapped around it and took it down
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Postby charlie » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:51 am

nice at lest its out of the way!
and no its not the sensor.
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Postby Hana » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:17 pm

yeah thats true... I always had to look carefully my kite not to be close to that poll. now you can put some cool flag instead.
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Postby pipedragon » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:29 pm

Don't get too excited. It happend before and they put it back up. Not sure what it does though?
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Postby jjm » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:41 pm

By trainer kite, do you mean a school kite, or did a little Wasp or something take that down? I never inspected it, but it looked pretty solid?
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Postby OliverG » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:40 pm

panzerfaust wrote:a trainer kite wrapped around it and took it down


A couple of years ago I was walking up the beach with a Naish X2 16m at high tide and just checking out the sun over the water. I looked up to my right and saw the kite drop over the top of the pole, then the lines started bending. I steered the kite and stalled it and luckily it just dropped down behind the pole. Mind the pole, huh?!
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Postby andyandmarlys » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:05 pm

Appearantly the antenna is to control the pumps that supply the lagoons in Central Alameda with fresh Bay water...
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Postby panzerfaust » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:13 am

jjm wrote:By trainer kite, do you mean a school kite, or did a little Wasp or something take that down? I never inspected it, but it looked pretty solid?


no, I mean a 1m trainer kite.
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