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D_Clark
post Dec 29 2005, 04:32 PM
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Hey All,

I want to welcome you guys to come up and join us for a little kite flying. It’s going to be over presidents day weekend so we get an extra day for fun. Traverse City has many excellent riding venues and the conditions should be solid in mid February.


Grand Bay Kite And H2OKiter.com Are Proud To Announce The Inaugural Traverse City Kite Derby.

February 18, 19, 20 2006
Traverse City, MI

Tentative Scheduled Events:
GPS Drag Races
Course Races
Freestyle Competition
Big Air & Best Trick
Ozone & Slingshot Kite Demos.
Most Important Fun & Good Times!

Please visit the event website at Http://derby.h2okiter.com and sign up for the mailing list.



You can also contact me directly at Dave@h2okiter.com or Brian at brian@kiteboardingtc.com

- Dave Clark


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Traverse City, MI
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post Feb 25 2006, 10:22 AM
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My Summary: FRI
Arrived late afternoon, sessioned with T's B5 til nightfall, 10M would have been suicide, blizzard conditions and over lit on a B5, gnarly stuff but a good decompression session to start the weekend.

SAT
Cobwebs and if I recall first one out. 3-4 sessions in epic snowkiting conditions. New kite tests.

SUN
More cobwebs, body abused, 2nd one out to start day, 10M all day with a lot of gas! Couple of the best crashes of the weekend, maybe these took place on Sat? Bailed early when the body said it's time to leave. My wife Cae caught all festivities from the inside out from the Turtle mansion and was a trooper, she got to know some good people. Good group at home base overall. Great to snowkite with the classics BK and Skip and looking forward to catch westside big lake sessions this Spring/Summer, overall I was at peace with the elements, many classic moments. Thanks to Brian and Dave for putting this deal on. It's nice to get away every now and again and this weekend ranks high in the good times category.

MK


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I am still hanging around in upper Michigan at Boyne Mountain this week. Off to Nubs Knob on Thursday and finally home to snowless Detroit on Sunday.

FRI
We arrived around 3pm Friday to 18 inches of fresh snow and a 3600 square foot rental house overlooking the Kite Derby location. I did not waste anytime and headed right out on the lake (walked down the hill). 3-4 of the Traverse City clan were already riding. Jason and I rigged up the smallest we had (3M & 5M Slinshot foils).

Jason and I both got worked on these small kites. I had flash backs of my Harsen's Island Smackdown, but in 18in of powder. Dave from H2O checked the wind range the day after and it was 25 gusting to 40+. I wondered why when we were walking onto the lake the Traverse City guys were walking off laughing. I just figured they were afraid if a little wind.

SAT
Another 4-6 inches fell Friday night and the wind mellowed to a perfect 10-20. I rode my 8M Slingshot foil all day. I was the 2nd one out and the last one in.

SUN
Wind was stronger 20+, but steady all morning. I rode my 5M Slingshot foil and it was just enough. I got a chance to fly an Ozone Access 6M and rode this demo for a couple hours. It was nice having the ability to depower and power up (got to get one of these).

Attending from Detroit was Mark, Karl, Melissa, Eric, Jason, Cornelius and a couple more. I counted 15+ kites flying at one time on Sat with another 15+ on the ground.

I have an internet connection up here and will try and post a bunch of pictures tonight on www.KiteMI.com. Eric has some great video footage and I won't get that up until I get back to Detroit next week.

Brian from Grand Bay Kite and Dave from H2O Kiter put on one hell of an event (A++++++++). They had demo kites for everyone to ride, a fire by the registration tent, hot coco and a great location site. YOU GUYS ROCK!

When I grow up I am moving to Traverse City.

Off to the mountain I go!
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D_Clark   Traverse City Kite Derby   Dec 29 2005, 04:32 PM
tckiter   TC Kite Derby   Feb 3 2006, 06:01 PM
JoeBidawid   Brian, It sounds like a great event. How are the ...   Feb 3 2006, 06:56 PM
tckiter   Kite Derby   Feb 4 2006, 11:05 AM
tckiter   Conditions   Feb 10 2006, 12:05 PM
tckiter   we went hunting for the best launch yesterday   Feb 13 2006, 09:05 AM
Cornelius   Brian, I am planning to come up this weekend but ...   Feb 13 2006, 06:13 PM
Turtle   Lake Leelanau   Feb 14 2006, 03:34 AM
tckiter   no not offically :)   Feb 14 2006, 01:00 PM
tckiter   The loaction is set   Feb 15 2006, 09:25 PM
Turtle   TC Kite Derby   Feb 16 2006, 03:18 PM
JoeBidawid   The weather looks really good! I am hpoing to be u...   Feb 16 2006, 05:30 PM
Cornelius   Me too ~ 10 - 10:30 See you there Cornelius   Feb 16 2006, 05:44 PM
tckiter   The Conditions are epic   Feb 17 2006, 11:05 AM
tckiter   snowy cold windy   Feb 17 2006, 11:42 PM
mIKAEL   any more news on how things went down? Good condit...   Feb 21 2006, 10:49 AM
tckiter   Off the Hook   Feb 21 2006, 11:53 AM
Turtle   The Kite Derby Rocked   Feb 21 2006, 12:17 PM
tckiter   check this out   Feb 22 2006, 12:51 PM
Turtle   Kite Derby Pictures   Feb 22 2006, 08:44 PM
ORK   Turtle Spotted in TC Area in Thong!!!!!!!!   Feb 25 2006, 10:01 AM
ORK   Re: The Kite Derby Rocked   Feb 25 2006, 10:22 AM
Turtle   TC Kite Derby Video   Feb 27 2006, 05:55 AM
ORK   Yeah!   Feb 27 2006, 03:38 PM
notyou   I can't play the MP4 file. What are you guys usin...   Feb 27 2006, 04:00 PM
elkusbry   QUOTE(notyou)I can't play the MP4 file. What are ...   Feb 27 2006, 08:50 PM
notyou   I have a older laptop. It worked fine on my home c...   Feb 28 2006, 10:13 AM
tckiter   quicktime update   Feb 28 2006, 12:41 PM


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