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[*] posted on 1-26-2018 at 09:49 PM
When is it too cold to "comfortably" go snowkiting?


I'm not talking expedition drudgery...just an enjoyable afternoon outing. Do you guys have limits?
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[*] posted on 1-27-2018 at 05:04 AM


I need enough snow to get my board out first, lol



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[*] posted on 1-27-2018 at 07:13 AM


The older I get the warmer the temps and smoother the winds I require. 10 years ago I'd go out any day in any condition. Now I make more excuses than I make time to go out. :(



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[*] posted on 1-27-2018 at 08:01 PM


I don't care for anything in the minus Fahrenheit category but will still go out. -5 without wind chill was my coldest this winter so far. Covered head to toe with full face Moto helmet. I was fine except for the tip of my nose and bits of my cheeks. Those got a touch of frost bite. My preferred temp range is 20 to 30f. Prevents me from overheating yet keeps the surface from melting.



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[*] posted on 1-28-2018 at 07:30 AM


New Year's eve I flew from 2017-18. Beautiful moonlit night, -27F without the windchill. Winds were a punchy 15kts, and I was happy as a clam. I rode to about 1:30 am.

As long as I don't have exposed skin cold isn't an issue. Like Cheddar said, a full face goes a long way toward keeping me cozy. That and a balaclava.

I'm not sure how cold would be too cold for me personally. I'm generally not prone to being cold and a little extra layering goes a long way for me.

The worst part about riding in sub-zero conditions for me is trying to get my boots off after a session. I wear a 130 flex (stiff but not super stiff) boot with a race fit. In those temps, I'm pretty much trapped in it until I can get the shell warmed up. I'm adept at driving with them on but if I need to go inside a building, I have to warm them for about 20 minutes to get them to soften to the point I can open the cuff and take them off.




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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 03:19 PM


Thanks guys. Good info!
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