Monday, November 12, 2018

SPI Day 4 it’s on before we fly out it’s 9m!

Flight out in 5 hours with rain and 63 degrees and gales coming later today - lets sail. 9m for me and 12 for JB but it's solid and and steady NNW again 18/22. Huge jumps and loads of deep carving with the 9 and it's well worth getting all wet again one last time. Killer trip = steady winds and flat water. Love this place. Back again soon.

SPI Day 3 and it’s 11 Pivot time!

Break open the new kite. it's time to try 11 m in north northwest winds 15 to 20+. Great day on the water from 11 AM till just sneaking in at the last possible minute at 4:15 making a long downhill run from the North Park. Great day love the kite and love the jumping. A little bit warmer today in the 70s but still a great day of carving and slashing in the slicks the water was as flat as ever! Dinner at Parrot Eyes was a great wrap up for the day.

SPI Day 2 More NW and it’s 8m Nexus time!

It's on again 20-35 same but steady NW and jumps and carving galore. 8 Core Nexus is even better than small XR for stable big jumps and parking the kite to fly. 6 hours on the water almost and nothing but steady winds. Lots of smiles and dinner with Shawn at Tom and Jerry's! Nothings no wet of the kites we brought yet!! Slicks crazy riding inside condo maze.

SPI Day 1

Friday flight in and just made it to SPI South Park flats with Shawn from Core to get hooked up on a 6m XR! Perfect NNW 30-45+ to start trip ripping turns and holding everything down. Warm water and small crowd. Almost 2 hours of big but gusty wind.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Metro goes 5m on a big cold SW

Boom it's noon and blowing SW 18-40+. Got some solid time in on the 5 Slash with gusts over 40+ feeling like nothing with zero bar pressure. Only problem with that is when it lulls there's literally no bar pressure. Anyway rain cloudy and from the beach started on the 7 and Duke. Waves were messy but had their moments with a couple curling 6 footers to bash heelside turns on. Anyway 3 solid hours to beat sunset and dream of the SPI forecast this weekend (below).

Monday, November 5, 2018

Ok its ESE let’s do Lexington on a 9m!

Sunday and it's likely not great at Metro with this direction and it's building at LEX. Thanks for Tommy and Justin getting up there and reporting solid building winds. 18-25 from 1-5pm was powered 9 with a good but mostly confused swell. Good fun playing inside harbor and nice big clean wave setup on the north side of harbor. Wish I was on the Duke but the winds were too onshore and big. Mako worked well and beers to follow with Craig... 50 degrees was all dry today too. Bring on more of this direction.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

LEX is great but only for a moment

Rigged a 9 with 18-20 ENE with Kieth out on a 12. 42 degrees with a clean 4-6 wave line up was heaven for 45 minutes...then a switch to NE and a drop to 10-15...lucky to get right in... I wish we saw the chance to go to Belle River. The chart there looks perfect for waves and the 9.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cold Sunday with perfect Fall riding.

Fast and cold 13.6 mile loop at Island Lake with 44 degrees and about a dozen puddles. Not quite the leave coverage fully yet so it's not slippery. 4.8's at 10psi is a dream riding between speed and grip. Could have used a bit more sun but still happy to get out with all the recent day's rain.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Metro Friday cold 12m SW

Got 2.5 in on the 12 and Duke on a gusty SW. Most of the riding at the beach with shout out to Tommy for letting me fly his 18' 11m Pivot- my next kite. The 12 17' Pivot just doesn't feel right too much bar power and pull that feels unbalanced. Cold but no gloves and bone dry in the Boost!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

MB and its SW this time but still 9m!



Back to Metro with Sunny and 53 degrees and its the week on the wind blowing SW gusty 15-25. 9m and Duke was perfect call with holes and west elements bringing a not so steady day but still good otherwise. Lots of smiles and 12's for the most part.

Update below - its Millard's video from HI from last week...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Got the cleats - off to Bloomer

Perfect fall ride and the right shoes this time! Bike in perfect 10psi shape like the trail. Sunny and 64 degrees. Feels good to be clipped in!

Wrong shoes at Pontiac - not stopping my ride no way

Forget the cleats so it's tennis shoes and let's do this. No really that bad. I could go back to platforms after doing this ride. I actually clocked in at 1:05 for the ride which is my average at Pontiac.

9m Glory at HI. Day to lay out the spray!

Sunny and 55 degrees for a great Thursday with 20-30 west winds. 2.5 hours on the Duke and closing hour on the Mako with the 9 op'd near the end. Needed a day like this after past2 weeks of no winds and it delivered bigly. Great beyond beef burger with the boys at the Schoolhouse wrapped up a winning day.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Big biking weekend with DTE ruling my local riding from now on.

DTE Foundation Trail is a 10/10. Flow comes to SE Mi - finally. Fast flowy bermed speedy UP style trail. Loved it. Like a stadium ride. Good hill to DH payoff. And it rides BOTH ways. Rotates Tuesday Thursday and Saturday to counterclockwise. So you get 2 for one flow and they seemed to have made it fly in both directions by all accounts. Just a great place and EVERYONE now knows it. No parking by 9am and they were 60+ people on trail by 11am when I left. Gotta get back here soon and ride it clockwise. Long ass drive is only negative. It's Poto plus 25 minutes! Can't see riding Poto again with this nearby.