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Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Looks like it will be rippin' in the Tri-Cities this weekend.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Yep:

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 1 am
PST Saturday.

* Timing: southwest winds will increase this afternoon and become
northwest this evening.

* Winds: southwest winds this afternoon will turn to the northwest
by evening between 25 to 35 mph with gusts around 45 mph expected.

Mike
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Gents: if the folk wisdom "Wet in Western Washington=Windy at Eagle" is true, judging from the sheeting rain currently pummeling the west side of Whidbey, consider taking ALL your ballast... and an extra brick or two?
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Come join us Brad! Can't wait to throw my new 140 oz Acacia II!
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 07:44 PM
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I flew today at Ecola St Park in Oregon right as the front was coming in. It started at 10mph at about 10:00am and was blowing about 30 by 1:30pm
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 08:46 PM
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I saw someone on the local news tonight trying to launch a E-Ventus at Fort Ebey on Whidbey. Appeared to be a 3 Meter or so. He ended up not launching. Looked to be blowing 40+. He needed a lead sled! No motor, just LEAD!

Eagle Butte looks epic!

Heading out in the morning!
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:57 PM
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Come join us Brad! Can't wait to throw my new 140 oz Acacia II!
So you got it?!...I almost grabbed it off Clay since I missed mine so much. For the amount of money spent, the A2 is a whole lot of glider and a whole lotta fun. It'll get crankin' too. I promise you'll like it!

The rest of you... have fun at Eagle this weekend!
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Pass is closed right now....
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 11:27 PM
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Come join us Brad! Can't wait to throw my new 140 oz Acacia II!
Jeremy ....general guideline

If the windspeed in MPH > my IQ...I get reeeealy scared....

B. (obligations this weekend ....otherwise )
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 11:28 PM
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White pass still open!
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 11:35 PM
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I flew today at Ecola St Park in Oregon right as the front was coming in. It started at 10mph at about 10:00am and was blowing about 30 by 1:30pm
Just missed it. Came through Cannon around 2:30 and it was NW.
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Old Nov 12, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Eastbound is open!

See you on the hill.
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Old Nov 12, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Typical killer day at Eagle. Morning started at 20 mph and peaked at 50. We flew floaters through lead sleds. Even had a few fly byes from a full scale glider!

Mr. Acacia II SMOKES!

Ever fly a ballasted Shrike in 30mph with a huge vertical component?
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Old Nov 12, 2011, 11:58 PM
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I saw someone on the local news tonight trying to launch a E-Ventus at Fort Ebey on Whidbey. Appeared to be a 3 Meter or so. He ended up not launching. Looked to be blowing 40+. He needed a lead sled! No motor, just LEAD!

Eagle Butte looks epic!

Heading out in the morning!
That was me. I wanted to head out to Eagle this weekend, but had too many family obligations so couldn't make it. So I played skipped out of work on Friday and headed out to Whidbey. It was calm until 2:00, when it started blowing like someone had thrown a switch. Unfortunately by the time I was ready to go it was gusting to 65 and too much for that ship (my small - 3.5m - Ventus), especially when doing the launching myself. I wasn't about to ask the weatherman to help!
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 09:30 PM
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C'mon boys, let's hear it! Did it top 60 today?
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