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PonoBill

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"If you're looking to get out of the house..."
« on: July 14, 2020, 07:03:05 PM »
Crazy day in the Gorge. In the morning the river looked like Lake Winnipesaukee on a hot summer day. Mirror flat, and nothing moving but motorboats. I called OptomisticForecast.com (also known as Admin)for no particular reason and he said it was going to be PERFECT. I explained that he was nuts, there wasn't a breath of wind, and I was going to spend the day electrocuting myself by doing the AC wiring in my stupid motorhome.

He can be very convincing. I even sang the entire OptomisticForecast.com jingle and he still insisted it would be good and he and Chan were going.

I'm consistently stupid, so of course, I put all my shit away and headed to the Event Center.

When I got there he and Chan were ghosting about on the biggest wings I've ever seen either of them use. But they were up and foiling. They were the ONLY thing moving on the river, though some kiters on the sandbar were trying to get big kites to fly.

So of course, being dumber than a bag of hammers, I rigged. Admin weighs 2/3 of what I do, Chan is more like 1/2. I expected very little but oddly I got right up and started ghosting around too. The wind built steadily. I was eventually overpowered on my 1020/440 and 6M wing, so I came in and put on the 1010/440. I had an absolute blast. Winged until I couldn't feel my fingers.

The optomisticForecast.com song:

If you're looking to get out of the house,
And you're just a little tired of your spouse,
Grab your gear, take it all,
And just give a call,
to Optimistic Forecast dot com.
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Re: "If you're looking to get out of the house..."
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 07:25:14 PM »
IKitesurf Pro forecast has been spot on the past couple of days.  The afternoons have been great. 
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 07:28:47 PM by Phils »

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Re: "If you're looking to get out of the house..."
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 03:02:03 AM »
That was amazing.  Bill and Phils both looked great out there.  We watched you guys zipping around when we were derigging. 

If you are a wind forecaster in the Gorge and you forecast windy at 3:00 in the corridor in July you will be wrong twice (maybe).
« Last Edit: July 15, 2020, 03:07:21 AM by Admin »

 


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