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ducks007



Joined: 27 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Kites at The Hook Reply with quote

What area of the hook can kites launch or ride? A kiter launched in the middle of kids and beginners learning to water-start in the middle of the outside of the hook. They crashed their kite hard twice. Once almost into some people entering the water. Once almost into some cars parked above the rocks. What's the port rule? Can the port ask violators to leave?
http://www.portofhoodriver.com/waterfront/recreation.php
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ericandholly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whomever launched their kite there is completely clueless not only about the safety of others, but extreme hazard to themselves as well. Launching on the west side of the hook is a REALLY bad idea. The only safe place to launch is on the north side, with kiter in the water. Even that is a tricky launch.

I don't know of a single Hood River local who would launch on the west side.

Eric


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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where were these kids' parents? Nobody launches a kite over a RESPONSIBLE parent's kids' heads at a beach where kids are commonly allowed to play.

Mike \m/
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ducks007



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: hook kites Reply with quote

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I don't know of a single Hood River local who would launch on the west side.


I believe they were out of state. The windsurf launch paths need to be more clearly marked. They'll probably launch and ride there again today.

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Nobody launches a kite over a RESPONSIBLE parent's kids' heads at a beach where kids are commonly allowed to play.


I would agree, but a lot of adults are clueless about the dangers of kites. Until some incident happens. You normally don't see kites at the hook.

The hook is too gusty for safe kiting.


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jesusjones



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kites at the kook Confused
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: hook kites Reply with quote

ducks007 wrote:
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Nobody launches a kite over a RESPONSIBLE parent's kids' heads at a beach where kids are commonly allowed to play.


I would agree, but a lot of adults are clueless about the dangers of kites


Fully agree. That's why I inform the parents when I see kids in real danger, and would usually speak/act if I thought the danger was real and imminent. I can understand their ignorance, but not their unwillingness to solve problems like that.

BTW, talk to the endangered kids' Mom, not Dad. Dads are clueless wusses, but (most) mothers (i.e., female parents) won't take any crap from anybody if they perceive a danger to their kids. I've had to intervene only once when a Mom refused to act.

Mike \m/
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jesusjones



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you say kite lifeguard on Jet Ski-windsurf life guard? New job for someone? The Port! How about a coupon book offering free lessons and discounts? WooooooooooooW. Go Sportysssssssss, both kite and shred. May require personal lessons! Probably the sheriff now, sorry folks, oooops, who's in charge anyhow??? Dumb................. But anyway, offer a free shuttle service around town, railroads, ice-cream, safeway..Bye bye, oh and a grant or toooo00, Oh reserve it.............Oh donít get down just get some food in your tummy, warm fire and bugs yeah! Casino now!? Windsurf-kite, poker. Oh no.............., so take care of your pet friends in advance, and please make sure youíre rep is really a rep. rep! Donít' let em sell the rest behind our back. They......hahahhhahahahaa. Someone remind me what happenedddddd


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MalibuGuru



Joined: 11 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my family there for the past 3 days. Frankly I was shocked by the kites flying west of the hook. I didn't want to start a rumble because I'm from out of town, and my wife might not like it, but if I see it tomorrow I'll be talking to the offender.

There were dozens of kids around, including my own.
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blireef



Joined: 20 Jun 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: kites at hook Reply with quote

I would not hesitate for one second to " start a rumble" with someone launching on the west end. It's totally stupid at best and totally arrogant at worst. It's not only dangerous to the kids and others there it is very dangerous for the person launching.. Do not hold back in these cases, get in their face and let them know that what they are doing in unacceptable...They may not know enough to understand the possible consequences to others and them. : Mad Mad
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