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Stay connected in the wind. This forum is for anyone who rides the wind, winter or summer, on whatever board suits their fancy. Share the stoke, find out where people are going, ask any question, share your discoveries, and discuss any esoteric idea you may have related to the pursuit of wind. Please keep it positive.

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Introduction: Please read prior to posting

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Chat is Minnesota's online, wind passionate community.

Anyone can read through the postings, though you must be registered to add a new topic or reply. When you try to add to the dialog it will ask for a user ID and Password. If you've registered, login. If not register via the link in the upper left corner. It is quick, free and easy!

For those of you who want to participate in our forum, we have a few rules :

Keep the stoke positive. No bitching. The wind and/or life doesn't always treat us the way we like, but bitching about it to others does nothing to release that.

No swearing. Not needed, not wanted.

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Anyone registered can post on Lakawa Forums. The only requirement is if you have an association with a business or company, your Signature in your Profile has to reflect it. Only fair to let the community know that your opinion may be biased because of this connection.

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