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Kiting with east winds in the gorge

 
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charsumo

Since 02 Jul 2005
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PostFri Aug 12, 05 9:11 pm    Kiting with east winds in the gorge Reply with quote

Anyone have recommendations on good spots close to Portland or in the gorge when the winds are blowing from the east?

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KiteKarl

Since 02 Mar 2005
213 Posts
Stockton, California
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PostFri Aug 12, 05 9:55 pm     Reply with quote

Rooster rock.

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pkh

Since 27 Feb 2005
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Couve / Hood
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PostFri Aug 12, 05 9:57 pm     Reply with quote

Just don't come fully clothed, the locals don't like it. Shocked

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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
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PostFri Aug 12, 05 10:12 pm    East winds Reply with quote

Come on down, as long as you don't have best kites.

Get a 5th line or go home. Razz

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pkh

Since 27 Feb 2005
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Couve / Hood
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PostSat Aug 13, 05 6:28 am     Reply with quote

I am skipping the 5th line and going straight to 6 lines. Much like razors are with blades, I think kites get better with more lines.

Also I disagree about Best kites not being at Rooster... in fact Cock Rock is the Flying Penis natural habitat.

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bamboo

Since 24 Jun 2005
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da 'chung; taiwan
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PostSun Aug 14, 05 10:05 am     Reply with quote

east winds where definitely kind yesterday and the rock proved worthy. i'm convinced it was one of the finer spots i've encountered thus far in the gorge. butter smooth water, consistent wind, great downwind potential, and tits to boot. albeit droopy ones at that but nonetheless it was a nice show all around.

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
1746 Posts
P-town
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PostSun Aug 14, 05 11:18 am     Reply with quote

You got the best of the best out there yesterday. Obviously you didn't get gusted or exposed to locals on the Viet-Slong trail. Rooster can have some nasty devil wind. . . Rooster's beach rocks when exposed. How was the water, high, med or low?
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shastadogs2

Since 28 Mar 2005
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PostSun Aug 14, 05 12:44 pm     Reply with quote

Heya,
Can anyone give me the "skinny" on RR's beach? I have been by it many times on my two hour slog in from salem to HR, but can someone help me find the kitebeach? And can anyone offer advice on how to avoid the dreaded bare penis?
thanks
Jimbo

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bamboo

Since 24 Jun 2005
165 Posts
da 'chung; taiwan
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PostSun Aug 14, 05 12:59 pm     Reply with quote

the beach was super wide up and down from the main parking area with plenty of room to self launch (where was everyone early on?). i've never been there before so i'm not sure how to compare it to anything else but if i had to guess the water level was pretty low. it seems that the best kiting area is anywhere due east of the main pier/wood walkway. the river flow and wind direction combine to make it a slight challenge to stay up wind...but seemed to do wonders to smooth it out so you can crank and edge.

the so called "dreaded bare penis' is restricted to an area about 350 meters east of the main launch area and are actually pretty well hidden at that. you'll only encounter them if you go looking.

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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
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The 503
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PostMon Aug 15, 05 10:27 am     Reply with quote

bamboo wrote:
you'll only encounter them if you go looking.


I wish that were always true. Mad

When the water level comes up, there's no escape.

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