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by Tom L
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: drones on calhoun
Replies: 11
Views: 7182

Re: drones on calhoun

Great drone video shot with a Phantom using a Zenmuse gimbal mount from Cumbuco http://vimeo.com/82202894
by Tom L
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Now for Something Completely Different!
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Re: Now for Something Completely Different!

That is quite an invention. Very cool. I think the weeds in our lakes would cause issues, but I sure wouldn't mind trying it.
by Tom L
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Tom Lowe's - Summertime
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: Tom Lowe's - Summertime

Mike, I realized I still have admin access from the old days, so I fixed the YouTube embed code in the back end. Users can now just enter the 15 digit YouTube string. And hit the YouTube button. Instruction are in the tool tip when user hovers on YouTube in posting window. Example: [youtube]A4lhPO1t...
by Tom L
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Ice Boating on Tonka video
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Ice Boating on Tonka video

Some nice ice out there in December.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKmbFVosi-A[/youtube]
by Tom L
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: MTKA
Replies: 13
Views: 5984

Re: MTKA

I was out Friday also. Tonka is great! Sunday should be good.
by Tom L
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 2 to 3" YAY!
Replies: 13
Views: 7408

Re: 2 to 3" YAY!

An ice ridge often develops from Kite Island to Robinsons Bay. That's the one I would be looking for. Sometimes it extends right to the tip of the island. So if you came from Wayzata and parked at the middle of the island you might never come near the ice ridge, but something to be aware of. Where's...
by Tom L
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 2 to 3" YAY!
Replies: 13
Views: 7408

Re: 2 to 3" YAY!

I'm seeing vehicles in various place out on Tonka (Carman, Smith, Arcola). Every area has it's own characteristics, be careful. If you can get out to kite island without having to traverse any ice ridges, probably safe any day now. Snow conditions aren't that great though, 40% exposed ice.
by Tom L
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: A Little Ice Boating footie from Tonka
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

A Little Ice Boating footie from Tonka

Here's a little clip from Tonka...plus a surprise ending

http://youtu.be/CojgaxH9yUQ?hd=1

Mike can we get the YouTube embed function working?? I have it coded on my site, its kinda the status quo for message boards. The functionality is much more user friendly.
by Tom L
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: BLADES, BLACK ICE & BIG SMILES
Replies: 28
Views: 13252

Re: BLADES, BLACK ICE & BIG SMILES

Jerry, we have some nice black gold here too. Not enough space for kiting. Ice is 4" thick but duck holes everywhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_0-6F7axoA&hd=1
by Tom L
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: cordless pump review
Replies: 6
Views: 3613

Re: cordless pump review

The BTP is another Scoprega pump. I think I'd buy another BST if I went with Scoprega. Mine has lasted for years. The B&D looks tempting due to the cheap price, although you get what you pay for.
by Tom L
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: cordless pump review
Replies: 6
Views: 3613

Re: cordless pump review

Mike was it easy to adapt the B&D fittings for kite inflation. The high phase looks quite different. I have my BST set up with hose end adapter like a manual pump. My BST is about to go. Got 7 years of use out of it.
by Tom L
Sun May 22, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Lakawa on groupon
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

Re: Lakawa on groupon

I think running a Groupon ad for kiteboarding lessons is going too far.

50% off?

50% off your Karma

http://www.groupon.com/deals/lakawa-sch ... ?c=dnb&p=1
by Tom L
Thu May 12, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: light Canopy repair - kitefix vs sailtape vs ?
Replies: 12
Views: 12105

Re: light Canopy repair - kitefix vs sailtape vs ?

I've used both. I think the tape looks better, & easy to remove if it starts to fail. Kitefix is pretty permanent & doesn't look too hot either. I used kitefix on an LE tear and it has held up, but it looks pretty crappy. If you use the sail tape, heat it up with a blow dryer after it is applied & a...
by Tom L
Mon May 09, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Kiteboarder rescue in HR
Replies: 8
Views: 4497

Re: Kiteboarder rescue in HR

by Tom L
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 4/29/11 - Water temp @ 44.6° dress appropriately
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

4/29/11 - Water temp @ 44.6° dress appropriately

Water temps on Tonka today were 44.6° at 1' depth. That's 12° colder than this time last year. If kiting today in the metro area dress for the swim in. If you have a some type of equipment failure today and remain in the water for a long period of time without the proper gear it's going to get real ...
by Tom L
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Anyone know if Waconia is open? Doubtful...but wishful.
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: Anyone know if Waconia is open? Doubtful...but wishful.

Lots of bays opening up on Tonka this afternoon (Tuesday). The Wac is probably close, or will be by Wednesday.
by Tom L
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Ice reports
Replies: 7
Views: 3836

Re: Ice reports

Tonka only has 3", with slush & 6" of snow on top. Not adding much to that even with cold temps. Snow is insulating too much. If we don't build some ice by this weekend, I'm afraid the eager snowmobilers will be going through. Safe enough to walk on with extreme caution. All that snow is hiding the ...
by Tom L
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Flysurfer Speed 3 demo wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 4182

Re: Flysurfer Speed 3 demo wanted

The Contra is nice too. I have a Contra 17 (vers. 3), which is still my lightwind kite for water. Very few kite companies make lightwind specific kites anymore. The Contra is history & I just checked - SS does not even list the T3 in their line up anymore. Bummer. For tubes it really looks like Ozon...
by Tom L
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Flysurfer Speed 3 demo wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 4182

Re: Flysurfer Speed 3 demo wanted

I have a SA2 Speed 19m (Silver Arrow).That's the super light fabric model. I use it for snow kiting exclusively. You can snow kite in no wind once it's launched. Floats like hell in 8 - 15 mph. I'm only 160 lbs so I have limited range, if it gets up to 20 I'm pretty much toast. The kites are very hi...