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biggrin.gif posted on 1-20-2018 at 03:20 PM
Been A Good Winter So Far!


It's been one of the better winters here in Wisco since 2013/14, if you like cold winters that is. Lot's of good ice this year with little snow. Easy to get around the lakes with a vehicle. Can't beat kiting out of your truck on a cold blustery day. Since this thread has been fairly Quiet for this time of year, thought I'd share an outing from Jan 2nd.
Still using the skis I bought from Windstruck:D Thanks buddy!

https://youtu.be/nfyUNKOfPuI






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FS Speed 3 15m dlx
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Ozone Access XT 6m
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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 03:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Cheddarhead  


Still using the skis I bought from Windstruck:D Thanks buddy!



Yeah baby yeah! Makes my day to know you are putting those DH skis to their proper use. They were purpose built for just that. Beautiful day and what looks to be huge and spectacular conditions. Nicely played.




Kites:
Born-Kite RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

Buggy:
Hybrid - nose & tail PL BF+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 04:10 PM


That looks super fun Cheddarhead, great video. 60 degrees here today. Safe to assume the ice has melted...

Ever lose the truck? Maybe it's that dot over there... damn, another seagull.




Kite: Speed3 15 + 21 | Phantom I 12m | Eskimo III 14.5 + IV 8.5 | NRG 12m | Flux 5m | Bullet 4.5 + 2.5 | Blurr 3.5 + 2.5 | Rage 2.5 | Beamer 1.8 | Sensei III 3m
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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 04:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jeffnyc  

Ever lose the truck? Maybe it's that dot over there... damn, another seagull.


Haha......not yet, although I've temporarily misplaced it after venturing many miles away. Some of the area fishing clubs maintain plowed roads and mark them with old Christmas trees. One tree every 1/10th mile. That helps to navigate your way back.




SS Turbine 17m
SS Rally 14m
SS Rally 12m
SS RPM 10m
SS Rally 8m
SS Rally 6m
FS Speed 3 15m dlx
FS Peak 2 6m
Ozone Frenzy 9m
Ozone Access XT 6m
PL Farc 1200

What I ride:
Home brew buggy
Volkl race tiger DH 210
Dynastar DH 218
Blizzard Cochise 185
Steepwater 179 twin tip
Aboards Reverse 161
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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 05:20 PM


Good viddy....Good camera angles.

So you drove on the ice and parked?

(... Did that once at Kite Storm in Vermont and used car as warming hut by running engine and heater.)

Ya. Been a good winter so far...


Today:untracked 2 inch wet 'sugar' snow. Don with his Peak ...


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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 08:44 PM


Happy to see your getting out Skim:thumbup: Yes, I've been parking on the lakes I'm familiar with. We have almost 18 inches ice on this particular lake. Like you said, it's nice to take a break and warm up in the truck or sit on the tailgate to rest the legs. I'm rather spoiled in that regard.



SS Turbine 17m
SS Rally 14m
SS Rally 12m
SS RPM 10m
SS Rally 8m
SS Rally 6m
FS Speed 3 15m dlx
FS Peak 2 6m
Ozone Frenzy 9m
Ozone Access XT 6m
PL Farc 1200

What I ride:
Home brew buggy
Volkl race tiger DH 210
Dynastar DH 218
Blizzard Cochise 185
Steepwater 179 twin tip
Aboards Reverse 161
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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 09:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Cheddarhead  
Happy to see your getting out Skim:thumbup:


A little not so known fact - Skimtwashington is short for Ski Mount Washington. Those watching closely will note that I call him Tuck. That is short for Tuckermans Ravine the pitch one skis on Mt Washington. As Tuck has actually skied that ravine puts him far more fearless than me. That is a hair ball pitch usually really icy and rut filled. It is super steep but at least there are tons of jagged rocks at the bottom to crash into. Doh.




Kites:
Born-Kite RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

Buggy:
Hybrid - nose & tail PL BF+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 1-20-2018 at 09:58 PM


I seem to recall seeing a video of someone skiing UP Mount Washington. Was that you as well? Do you have the bumper sticker on the back of your harness?



Kite: Speed3 15 + 21 | Phantom I 12m | Eskimo III 14.5 + IV 8.5 | NRG 12m | Flux 5m | Bullet 4.5 + 2.5 | Blurr 3.5 + 2.5 | Rage 2.5 | Beamer 1.8 | Sensei III 3m
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[*] posted on 1-21-2018 at 12:29 AM


Nice ....
I have a short sesh today on frozen lake but wind was so nasty that after 2h I decided to pack . I see that you have way better conditions then here in NJ... Are you gong to Snowkite Summit in Big Horns this year ??

JeffNYC .... That was Zeb from Ikon kites or Chris from Hardwater Kiting ...




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[*] posted on 2-15-2018 at 06:26 AM


Squeezed another day out on warm ice . I actually skated under water as over half the lake was puddled with water coverage from melt. I think a few drivers on bordering road were surprised to look out across lake and see a guy being pulled with a kite....... skating on water.

Great conditions(wet) for a crispy water repellent new(few flights) 6.5m NPW Single skin. Launched easy! Winds 7-15mph. Plenty of pull at peak gusts with some light ice skipping(jumps). Weeeeeeeee!


:(:(Too much warmth and lack of freeze is starting to perhaps end the season for local ice...

I relish those flying days here.
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