Foilday Friday

Pages

40 posts / 0 new
Last post
1
webguy
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 676
Foilday Friday

Keeping my fingers crossed for Thursday/ Friday, Sure would like to try this foiling thing again.

1 Like
Langdon
Offline
Joined: 04/19/2016 - 18:03
Posts: 514
Re: Foilday Friday

I am going to try to go Thursday at lunchtime.
Air temp will be ~70, water temp is still being disrespectful

Launch ? SSW

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

Dome effect likely. Expect gusty winds. This is one time that fetch is not our friend.

0 Like
Langdon
Offline
Joined: 04/19/2016 - 18:03
Posts: 514
Re: Foilday Friday

Dome effect...
Can we use a smaller area of the lake?

My flights are still short, Gene and I stayed in about a 200 yard area while we were at Fred Howard.

A large pond would almost do for us to practice,
Maybe someone has a large outdoor heated pool?

0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 3357
Re: Foilday Friday
Langdon wrote:

I am going to try to go Thursday at lunchtime.
Air temp will be ~70, water temp is still being disrespectful

Launch ? SSW

SSW - This might be one of those times when Keith's Bridge (the west side) goes off while everything else (Old Fed, Sunrise, Vann's) is domed out. It is a bit of pain to get out of the cove - a longboard helps. My friend Al (who found this place) carries his shortboard and rig through the woods to get to a launch. Water is now high so things may have changed. I haven't been there in quite some time.

I also had some good times at Tidwell on a deep SSW - but you have to sail quite a ways to get into the channel. MAP could work, but it needs to be quite close to due South. Little Ridge could be better than MAP.

There is no off season.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

Ultimate low fetch on southerly: West Bank.

Downside is if anything breaks, next stop is...

0 Like
FoilDodo's picture
FoilDodo
Offline
Joined: 03/19/2008 - 23:50
Posts: 1927
Re: Foilday Friday
Quote:

Sure would like to try this foiling thing again.

And so it begins. Sorry 2

The Dome Effect seems to be in effect. If it remains, I’ll probably just hang out at my ... domicile. Dirol I've been watching it like this:

0 Like
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 676
Re: Foilday Friday

Friday looks a bit cooler but still okay and NW.

I'll bring my mountain bike just in case if I head up Thursday.
No domes on Chicopee.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

For the uninitiated: Dome Effect

Foildood's pic is going to be added to the wiki Yes 3

0 Like
Langdon
Offline
Joined: 04/19/2016 - 18:03
Posts: 514
Re: Foilday Friday

There is always Holly Park on the North Side of Gainesville.

I am also looking at Randy's suggestion of Keith Bridge

Maybe we can live lake reports from Wednesday wind. Thursday should be about the same but stronger

0 Like
bpw's picture
bpw
Offline
Joined: 12/23/2003 - 23:07
Posts: 2465
Re: Foilday Friday

If the forecast for NW wind holds, I plan to sail at Van Pugh Friday afternoon.

Barrett

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

And so it goes. Gilmer is reporting 15-20 and the LLSC isn't showing a whitecap. I was thinking of sneaking up today but too much to do. This makes me feel better

0 Like
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 676
Re: Foilday Friday

Danged dome.

Okay so I'm bailing on Thursday but plan on going Friday.

0 Like
FoilDodo's picture
FoilDodo
Offline
Joined: 03/19/2008 - 23:50
Posts: 1927
Re: Foilday Friday

Tomorrow is gonna be amazing. Sun comes out after noon, vertical mixing brings wind down to punch through the dome– voila ! Epic day!
Just have to hang on 'til tomorrow... it's only a day away! Shok

1 Like
webguy
Langdon
Offline
Joined: 04/19/2016 - 18:03
Posts: 514
Re: Foilday Friday

I am going along with the optimistic viewpoint of Foildude.

I sure do not want to be at the factory on a 75+ day in February.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

Thursday location?

VP, West Bank, somewhere else?

0 Like
gene_mathis's picture
gene_mathis
Offline
Joined: 05/17/2002 - 05:00
Posts: 1766
Re: Foilday Friday

somewhere else.

I'm out, I can't make it. It will be epic.

Gene

Gene Mathis

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday
webguy wrote:

Thursday location?

VP, West Bank, somewhere else?

Ahem... Gents? Ladies? Drop a comment. I'm getting in the car in about an hour after I pretend to be useful around here.

0 Like
AWD_Tiger's picture
AWD_Tiger
Offline
Joined: 04/26/2018 - 15:50
Posts: 21
Re: Foilday Friday
webguy wrote:

webguy wrote:

Thursday location?

VP, West Bank, somewhere else?

Ahem... Gents? Ladies? Drop a comment. I'm getting in the car in about an hour after I pretend to be useful around here.

Sent you a PM

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Online
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 9355
Re: Foilday Friday

Chris, bring your thermal mixer

0 Like
FoilDodo's picture
FoilDodo
Offline
Joined: 03/19/2008 - 23:50
Posts: 1927
Re: Foilday Friday

Patience, grasshopper.

0 Like

Pages