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Author: Subject: And you thought you were a hardwater kiter?


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[*] posted on 2-14-2016 at 01:12 PM
And you thought you were a hardwater kiter?

Saw this video originally on the XK Forum (thanks Joel!) and had to bring it above the equator. This is just insane.


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[*] posted on 2-14-2016 at 08:25 PM

Pretty hardcore.

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[*] posted on 2-15-2016 at 07:39 AM

Damn, I'd been wondering if that was possible. This winter we've been getting a lot of marginal days where it seems there's too much ice for getting in the water, but it's to thin to ride on top of.

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[*] posted on 2-15-2016 at 12:30 PM

It looks to me like they are dealing with a lake that froze then they had lots rain. Then freezing conditions again. Trapping a layer of water on top of the original ice layer.

This has happened a few times around here. I always considered the lake un-rideable at that point but ..... :rolleyes:

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