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Hotel and cable park at Nichols Boat Basin
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puppydog



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

making up your mind against while still in conceptual phase is grumpy
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CUSalin



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frumpy Grumpy Smile ... yeah. Would like to see structure necessary to support "cable park."

My first thought is what about the osprey / Herons / Cat-tails / Fishes.., etc that inhabit that space now? Also is a very nice place to paddleboard.

Sorry... just not sympathetic to power driven activities.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more info:
http://hoodriverbizbuzz.com/?p=2340
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ericandholly



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see that Maui is involved. I like what he has done in, and for Hood River thus far. I think it's a nice spot for a nice looking hotel and business office. While the cable is not my thing, my teenage sons and their friends are stoked out of their minds about it. I think it's a perfect fit for that basin and will get a lot of use and generate a lot of smiles. I spent a couPle of hours looking at pictures and YouTube videos of cable parks around the globe. It looks absurdly fun.

Having said all of that, I hope dissenters make their voices and concerns heard loud and clear, as there are undoubtedly a host of issues that need to be addressed for this project to fit Hood River.

Something that I see evolving in Hood River as a parent and teacher of teenagers is a surge in the younger set coming
down to the water front. A lot of young kiters to be sure, but also young SUPers, a fairly large group of young windsurfers and lots of kids jumping off the docks, piers etc. I think this is a great thing for the kids, and the town of Hood River. Just as the park at ski resorts is not my thing, the cable park may not be either. BUT, I sure love how into it the kids are

Eric Cohn
Hood River
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windyrhythms



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: wetsut attire Reply with quote

Shhhh.... sometimes I wear a bikini bottom outside my wetsuit while wsurfing. No need to do that while kiting though Wink
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westender



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grumpy?? LOL. You'll see grumpy when the Event Site Poachers have to open up their dusty wallets for a cable ride after the new wears off and the Spit turns into the Hotel Beach !!

Grumpy? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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cgold



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lame..... Perfect place for something like this would be Albany.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and the event site turns into kite beach
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westender



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair and balanced, a positive thought I can offer is,, cable riders who lose their grip on the handle will only have to swim about 20' to get back to shore. Idea Shocked
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