Our first kiting day

Well we finally bit the bullet on Friday.  At the marina in Hood River by noon, took a lunch and watched kiters riding on the jumps and rails.  Girls were on 7s and 8s and guys a bit bigger.  So we blew up our 8 and 10 and rigged down by the river.  The wind picked up (just as it was forecast) and Butch tried the 8 and was over powered, so the 10 went down, the 6 went up and we traded on and off.  Butch was comfortable, Paula still a bit over, but manageable.  There’s a bit more comfortable feeling after getting on the river, feeling the current, scoping the launch sites and, importantly, picking the right size kite.

All in all a fun day.

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