Saturday, July 2, 2011
Up and Down
The wind that is (was).
I packed up the 16m Crossbow and headed to the kite launch. By the time I got there, the previously clear sky was dark and squalls were pushing through. I waited the band out and then put up the kite.
For the next two hours, I was fighting smaller bands of moving water vapor, followed by lighter winds (compression - release).
The 16m was not as agile as the 11m (duh), and I got launched on one jump attempt - lost the board and got spun around pretty effectively (I got a spanking). A few upwind body drags and I was back in business.
When I landed, the Picos came out in force -
So - I'm chalking this one up to great fun, but challenging conditions.