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bigjohn

Since 13 Mar 2012
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PostTue Aug 28, 18 12:38 pm    Rooster Whirlies Reply with quote

Hey did anyone kite Rooster today?

I don't think I have ever seen a wind graph change directions like this while keeping such a steady wind reading.

Just wondering what it was like out on the water...


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pauls

Since 20 Jun 2005
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Portland
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PostTue Aug 28, 18 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

so you could have done a 4 hour downwinder and still ended up landing where you launched.........

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ivog2001

Since 29 Jul 2011
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PostTue Aug 28, 18 10:01 pm     Reply with quote

Actually, the wind was from the east the WHOLE time. Fairly steady 10-12m until about 2:30-3pm. Just a handful of kiters, the sensor must've confused a lot of people. Somebody needs to check that sensor for wind direction glitches.

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stringy

Since 23 Jun 2006
1602 Posts
vancouver
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PostWed Aug 29, 18 6:38 am     Reply with quote

ivog2001 wrote:
Actually, the wind was from the east the WHOLE time. Fairly steady 10-12m until about 2:30-3pm.

was there at 1:00 and it was solid east wind as well. good for foiling on a 6m

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Alz

Since 04 Aug 2015
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PostWed Aug 29, 18 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

I was there from 12 to 2:30, powered up nicely on my 12M. It died off soon after came in. I was amazed at how flat the water was and the wind felt very steady for Rooster.

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MikeZ

Since 17 Jul 2012
172 Posts
Beaverton / Seaside
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PostSun Sep 02, 18 10:28 am     Reply with quote

You can get readings like that when a bird (osprey for example) perches on the vane, and then becomes the vane.

Like you said, those sorts of wind shifts without dramatic changes in speed are extremely unlikely. Far more common is a sensor issue...

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