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.
7am start with no one but me rigging in 15-20+ SSW winds. Sunny and lofty winds for two top action the whole 3 hour sessions. 70 degrees and the water is still warmer. By 11am it was building and it's 20-30. By the time I came in it's 40 in the gusts and I'm the only one out. Just in and everyone is rigging 7m! I'm done of course when the best winds of the come in but the 12 session was solid fun.
20-25 dead east all Day with Sun and winds kicking in after 1pm even fuller. Ran 7m to start but then switched up to 9m with 18m short lines. Kite turned so fast I must have dropped into water 6-7 times (most ever). Waves with incredible. Clean curling spaced out inside beach launch. Special wave day for sure with my best bottom and off the lip turns to date. Also my best day of riding on top of cresting waves and staying on them all the way into shore. 1 or 2 8 foot beauties that I dropped in on we're crazy fast down the face. Gotta remember to move back more when things get that quick big and powered up. 20+ out to ride by 3pm when best conditions hit. Duke was great again in turning and carving. Some drone stuff earlier when I was on a break. 50+ Miles in over 4 hours today!
Saturday 6am Picked LEX over Lynn/Pin and Caseville north coast. Maybe not best choice as classic 9m winds worked from 8-11am but slowly faded into 12m by noon and it was over by 2. 20-25mph started great for an east wind and there was just enough with the Duke and 9 Pivot. Good clean wave action and loads of down the line riding. Love the Duke setup getting almost 40 miles in 3+hours.