Medicine Lake conditions

DavidA
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Medicine Lake conditions

Postby DavidA » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:43 am

Tuesday April 4, 2018

Fishermen reported +32” of ice.

12” of snow on snowboard in basically white out conditions. Had trouble distinguishing between snow falling and snowpack at speed. To prevent the board from submarining under the snowpack, I found that sitting on my trailing leg and lots of speed would lift the leading edge of the board and allow me to float over the snow. Best 9m was too small for me at 200# so I was working the kite the enter time. Even in the 18kt gusts i felt I could use a bigger kite in the conditions. There was a lot of drag to overcome.

Great session though.
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erics
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Re: Medicine Lake conditions

Postby erics » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:01 pm

Jerry S and I were out at Waconia for +4 hrs (noon to 5 ish) Kited the beach on S. I forgot my 8.5 in the car and made the Cloud 5.5 work all day with big fat snowboard. Jerry was holding down 10.4 Cloud D - Same impressions on condisions, was super fun to get out to where you could only see white and kite "by feel"

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