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Posted by: KyleK Apr 27 2005, 05:42 PM

After checking the forecast for the next week the decision was easy: Load up, Pile in, and Floor it all the way to Hatteras! Looks like high 60's - low 70s and SW 15-20 everyday.

Hopefully you'll get some back here and the season will be in full effect when we get back.

Kyle

Posted by: KyleK May 3 2005, 01:35 PM

Just back from the OBX. We got the full gammit, sun, wind, rain, no wind, overpowered, underpowered and every thing in between. Several highlights:

Watching Drew break through on the Salvo to Bartons downwinder. Handling a 12m kite when we were totally powered on 10s and 12s, Drew was ripping both ways, staying upwind, and almost completing transitions.

Riding the island slicks in a light rain at Kitty Hawk on the morning we drove in. Blowing about 17 W which is onshore there and a bit holey. Great release from 13 hours in the Naish Van.

Sippin high lifes in the Hottub with a gorgeous sounside sunset view, noticing a white and blue Torch riding solo. Realizing it was JDValentino getting a mellow, flat run from north of Avon down towards KP.

The Best was dropping in on the Real boys at the Slick with JD the Shaman. It was nuking, 30 + gusting to who knows how much. The slick was set up perfect and Sam Bell and two of the crew were throwing down. Eventually everyone peaced out and I had it all to myself. It is amazing how much easier it is to hold a ton of kite in the butter flat. You can really edge for big airs.

It was a lot of fun but I cant wait to get back out at Metro!

KK

Posted by: DrewCiora May 3 2005, 01:59 PM

OBX kicks ass! What a great trip! Super KK, JB and the Shaman represented the D in high style. Rippin huge on Sat. (Thanks again Joe for the 10m on downwinder #2.) Good wind, sunshine, some rain, used every kite we had, 5 Tibetans and the High Life. Wish we could have stayed for another week or at least until Mon Nite's at the Froggy Dog.

Drew

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Posted by: FellowCountryMan May 3 2005, 04:37 PM

Welcome back. It's good to hear you guys had a great time.

Tom

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