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smile.gif posted on 10-8-2018 at 12:58 PM
1st session of the 2018-19 snowkiting season


I was a cold September here and October started with 10 inches of wet snow last Tuesday (2 feet in the mountains to the West). No wind to speak of until yesterday when I finally got enough to keep my 12m Shaman powered up. Lots of holes in the snow cover made it interesting.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!:bigok:

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[*] posted on 10-8-2018 at 01:05 PM


WHAAAAT?!!? So jealous right now.

We just got our 1st dusting of snow in our front yard yesterday - not enough to play in yet though.

Hey, how do you like that Shaman? They look like a really cool kite.




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[*] posted on 10-8-2018 at 02:31 PM


I like the Shaman so far. I have used the 6m most often this summer with the buggy. Too early to tell. Each wing tip has 2 closed cells so there is almost no flutter. The leading edge has hook shaped stiffeners so you have to watch how they get positioned when packing up. They come with stuff sacks instead of back packs but both kites will fit in my 10m Venom pack if I need to hike anywhere.



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[*] posted on 10-8-2018 at 08:45 PM


Way to go Buddy. 1st and possibly last out again this year. :cool:

One reason I could move back to Calgary and be happy. For sure.


Always got my respect and that includes the Shaman. Gin was sure to out do Flysurfer going SS and they totally suit your style / needs. Very intersted on what Ozone is bringing to the table?




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[*] posted on 10-8-2018 at 08:45 PM


Way to go Buddy. 1st and possibly last out again this year. :cool:

One reason I could move back to Calgary and be happy. For sure.


Always got my respect and that includes the Shaman. Gin was sure to out do Flysurfer going SS and they totally suit your style / needs. Very intersted on what Ozone is bringing to the table?




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 .

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[*] posted on 10-9-2018 at 07:56 AM


Its great to see more companies trying out the SS kites. I've yet to try one but I like the idea of them: small pack size, cheaper, and good for touring. One of these days maybe I'll get a chance to try one out.



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Mood: Itchin' for winter.

[*] posted on 10-9-2018 at 11:01 AM


Went out for my first session this year. Ice is still a bit soft but you can't beat the scenery. :D

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[*] posted on 10-9-2018 at 03:51 PM


Please don't let all those Peak fans know about the Shaman. :P



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[*] posted on 10-9-2018 at 05:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by utahtami  
Please don't let all those Peak fans know about the Shaman. :P


Or those Born-Kite fans! Doh!! :saint:




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[*] posted on 10-9-2018 at 05:51 PM


I assumed there was no use trying to keep the discerning BornKite crowd in the dark.



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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 06:40 AM


Got my first winter session here in Colorado this week - woo hoo! Had a winter storm hit the front range - dropped about 4 - 8 inches and made some of the local areas kiteable.

Was so jazzed the night the snow started to drop, I couldn't sleep past 3:30. Got up and there was enough moonlight that it would have been kiteable, so checked out some of my favorite places. But....no wind. Bummer. So went to work. After work though, oh man, had a great session on some super soft powder, made all the sweeter by the smooth winds at a spot that is normally plagued with turbulent air.

So nice to have winter back. Can't wait to see what the season has to offer!




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