Chicago area land kiting locations

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mxd75
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Chicago area land kiting locations

Postby mxd75 » Mon, Oct 24 2011, 11:02 AM

Hi to all IKE members my name is Martin, just recently joined the club. I’m from Chicago area and looking for good spots to do a little of kite landboarding and power kiting. Cheers. :-)

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Mike
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Re: Chicago area land kiting locations

Postby Mike » Mon, Oct 24 2011, 11:53 AM

Welcome to the club, Martin.
I don't do power kiting and I live down state so I can't help. Try sending a PM to catspaw00.
However, if you've ever had a hankering to try precision flying with a Rev...

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Jynx
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Re: Chicago area land kiting locations

Postby Jynx » Mon, Oct 24 2011, 12:01 PM

Just a quick :welcome: from me to!
Glad to have you aboard!!!! :SLKani:
[align=center]"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power, then there will be peace"[/align][align=center]-Jimi Hendrix[/align]

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goestoeleven
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Re: Chicago area land kiting locations

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Oct 24 2011, 07:13 PM

Welcome to the club.

I'm not a kiteboarder myself, but I have seen at least one person on a kite landboard at Busse Woods.

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makatakam
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Re: Chicago area land kiting locations

Postby makatakam » Thu, Oct 27 2011, 10:32 AM

Hi Martin. Good to have you a-board. No vast, open tracts of land in the immediate Chicago area. Some beaches along the lakefront of Lake Michigan may be the ticket. Montrose and Lunt Avenue beaches may be suitable, especially during colder times of the seasons, but you won't find miles of open beach and the beaches are narrow. Busse Wood has more room in which to manouver, but you should check with the forest preserve police beforehand so that you don't get fined. Frozen lakes in the winter come to mind also, as well as some lagoons along the lakefront.
MARK

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