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[*] posted on 12-22-2014 at 09:52 AM
Snowkiting is awesome!

I just returned from a family ski trip to Norway. I sneaked my Peak and harness into my luggage, and managed to get a couple of hours off from family stuff and try some kite skiing.

What can I say? Amazing!! I've been learning to kite with an ATB, which has been tough with my gusty changing inland winds. But up on the mountain last week I got a taste for what snow kiting is like!

There was barely any wind. 5mph maybe. But it was the only time I could get away so I tried it anyhow. The Peak 6m flew but I really had to work it to keep it in the air. I was about to pack up when the wind picked up a little. Maybe 6-7 mph. I thought I'd give it one more go and was pleasantly surprised when a quick loop got me moving. And then once I was moving the experience was great. Loads of apparent wind, and easily able to hold ground and even go upwind.

I was going back and forth on a hard packed cross country track. And then got pulled into the powder field for a little.

I felt much more in control on skiis than on an ATB. I loved it!!!

I really envy you guys who can do this every day, I really want to do some more!!! VERY confidence building compared with my ATB efforts.

I really want to do a full on snow kite trip now!

Rev 1.5 SLE
PL Pepper 1.5m, Twister III 3m
Flysurfer Peak I 6m, Peak II 12m
Ozone Access V6 6m, 4m incoming!
Arcs Venom 13m, Synergy 15m
LEIs Slingshot Rally 7m, 9, 12m
Kheo Flyer Landboard
PTW SuperBug II
Nobile NHP Carbon Split
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Location: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Mood: low winds here I come

[*] posted on 12-22-2014 at 10:13 PM


what I fly/ride:
19m Flysurfer Speed 2 SA
12m Flysurfer Speed2
6m Ozone access xt
1.5m Ozone imp trainer
144cm Airush Switch
152cm lib tech skate banana
MBS Pro 90
Jereme Leafe Pro 95
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[*] posted on 12-23-2014 at 04:53 PM

Isn't it nice when everything comes together ?


Kites: 2.5m Profoil , Quadrifoil XL kitesurfer, NPW 5 Danger.
Flexifoil: 1.7m Sting, 4.9m Blade 3, 9m Blade 2.
Flysurfer : 19m Speed 2 SA, 7m Pulse
Peter Lynn :18m Phantom, 15m Synergy, 10m Synergy, 1200 Farc, 460 Sarc, 130 Tarc, 5m Peel, 4.2m , 6.4, 8.5 C-Quads

Rides: Flexi / P.L. Frankin'Buggy , Shaped + straight skiis, sand skis, Coyote blades. Core 95 ATB. RKB R2 ATB .

Ken (K2)
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