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tip of the day!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:35 pm
by stephensibborn
Thought a thread like this would be helpful! Today's tip , good gradients and temps differences could equal northerly winds at jetty, carkeek and possible south sound northerly spots. If we'd see gradients like this in the summer it would be 10m conditions, but with it being October, more likely a 14 m session. For now I'm watch a wind line get closer to jetty! Hope this helps people get a fun session!

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:51 pm
by OhanaKai
Love this positive post. Nice to see someone starting a thread intended to head in a positive direction!!!! Southerlies are on the horizon, hope to see you all out there soon.

Cheers

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:45 am
by stephensibborn
Well , starting even as soon as Fri / sat the fall storm season is approaching . Looks like next week will be filled with lots of opportunities to get on the water with smaller kites. If you haven't been on a small kite or been a while, keep your hands much closer to the center of the control bar , as the smaller kites are much more reactive and can get away from you very quickly.if you've been mastering new tricks on your summertime light wind kite , be very aware of your bar input , especially things like back rolls , as its very common to inadvertently pull on your back hand an cause a kite loop. Hand placement can greatly reduce unwanted bar input. Be safe and have fun!

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:08 am
by stringy
nice stuff stephen!
already looking forward to tomorrow's tip!
thanks for contributing

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:00 pm
by stephensibborn
Thanks guys, I figured with all the newer kiters, some tips would be of good service , especially with our change to fall winter and spring kiting . I'm hoping others will contribute to this too! Maybe something from predicting wind at belfair to riding a foil for the first time? All kinds of possible topics, please feel free to add some experienced wisdom! I'm sure most could be searched on YouTube, but you have to know what to search for! Just some food for thought!

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:44 pm
by j.p.
stephensibborn wrote:Thanks guys, I figured with all the newer kiters, some tips would be of good service , especially with our change to fall winter and spring kiting . I'm hoping others will contribute to this too!


Steve, I could not agree more, I hope you and all regular winter riders support

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stephensibborn wrote:Maybe something from predicting wind at belfair


I can share that I have yet to be skunked when there's any mention of SW in the forecast.



stephensibborn wrote: to riding a foil for the first time?


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Has Urban received it's first foil?



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Do as you see the boyz from REAL do, find your feet on the foil behind a boat/PWC prior to taking it out a kite.

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:40 pm
by wylieflyote
stephensibborn wrote: Maybe something from predicting wind at belfair!


Here is the South Sound rule we always applied in the 90's for rock solid windsurfing Belfair Days (the "rule" is called Purdy, but it applies to Belfair even stronger). It will also blow on day other than a "rule" day... it's just that this is the %100 fool-proof:
""Evanne's Rule" for Purdy Spit: Purdy usually blows if there is a 2 millibar (.06") or greater westerly gradient between Bremerton and at least two to the following: Forks, Hoquiam, Astoria and Portland. Westerly winds blow in from the coast and accelerate as they make their way around the Olympic Mountains. West winds and southwest "clearing winds" are what you want to make the Purdy Spit work. "

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:57 pm
by j.p.
wylieflyote wrote:
stephensibborn wrote: Maybe something from predicting wind at belfair!


Here is the South Sound rule we always applied in the 90's for rock solid windsurfing Belfair Days (the "rule" is called Purdy, but it applies to Belfair even stronger). It will also blow on day other than a "rule" day... it's just that this is the %100 fool-proof:
""Evanne's Rule" for Purdy Spit: Purdy usually blows if there is a 2 millibar (.06") or greater westerly gradient between Bremerton and at least two to the following: Forks, Hoquiam, Astoria and Portland. Westerly winds blow in from the coast and accelerate as they make their way around the Olympic Mountains. West winds and southwest "clearing winds" are what you want to make the Purdy Spit work. "


Keep going Kip, there's more to it.
Chuck and Evanne have 'wind Roolz' that extend all the way up the to the "Port Townsend Triangle". I bet you haven't heard that term in a while!

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:22 pm
by IslandKiter
What website do you use to check the pressure differentials and what time frame does it work for? In other words if the differentials are working does that mean its good the kite right now? in a couple? hours all day?

Re: tip of the day!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:57 pm
by j.p.
IslandKiter wrote:What website do you use to check the pressure differentials and what time frame does it work for? In other words if the differentials are working does that mean its good the kite right now? in a couple? hours all day?



A great question, I use Mike Sumpter"S (Bham OG) site. He has, as the sayings goes "done the math" for you.

http://nwwind.net/wind.php