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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Anyone been out? Reply with quote

I got a nice run in on Wednesday. Generally not windy here in summer months, so Wed was a nice suprise. Anyone else been out? I also bit the bullet and got my first set of SLE kites. I got 17m and 13m 07 Waroos.
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PostPosted: Jul 26, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just started, wanted to try it four years ago, but then i saw carry boarding and it just looked stupid, so i just bought a training kite and will fly that for a while
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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of you guys getting out? The north winds are starting to kick in. I hope we get some this weekend!
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PostPosted: Nov 05, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. sort of. I took my first lesson yesterday. Had just graduated from the trainer when the wind died and my lesson had to be cut short. Usually the winds are pretty good here in the fall but we've got unusually warm calm weather right now. Can't wait to continue with my lessons and then start kitesnowboarding when the river freezes. Kiteboarding will have to wait until the spring.

Can anyone recommend an instructional DVD for a noob?
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiteboarding 101

you can get it at www.bestkiteboarding.com

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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr, I landed in Maui, looked out the window at the airport once I got off the plane and noticed a ton of kites in the air.

Kitebeach is right there.

It was amazing to see sooooo many kites in the air at one time. It was like an addiction I had to run from.

Until I can be in a place where it is embraced, I better leave it alone until I can find the junk to cure the crave!

It was a beautiful site to behold.


My boy down in FLA is planing a nice trip to the DR or PR. You might want to contact him if you are interested.

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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got back from SPI!!! Great trip! How can you say kiteboarding isnt embraced in the WINDY city???
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2007 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr, Easy.

Along the entire Chicago lake front Montrose is the beach allowing kiting and you must have a cert and the life guards can tell you to leave at their discretion. It get's too crowded you are gone.

So, please tell me how a city bordered by a great lake with numerous beaches will only allow kiting at one of them?

The other beaches are Waukegan about 1 hr north of the city no traffic. And then lake Kosh on the south side of the city which is actually in IN I do believe.

I wish I had my home laptop, I have a great pic of the city of chicago embracing kiting.

This city is very anti anything to do with water and the lake. It is pathetic. There is not one place I know of to even rent a wave runner if you wanted.

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visit for kiteboarding related information

http://www.extremeelements.com/
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a great crew of guys who run the kite scene in chicago...

www.chicagokitesurfing.com

Just so you know...

Though the "official" beaches usually require a certification now, or have other restrictions, there are many other places to go in the area.
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