Snowkiting, how to? NOT!

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Snowkiting, how to? NOT!

Postby geotrouvetout » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:17 pm

This guy escaped with his life and not a scratch apparently but that is scary, very scary. Looks like he is hanging to the bar fully powering the kite instead of letting it go when he got lofted.

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Postby nG » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:46 pm

This has happened bot because he was sheeting in, but rather because he caught a thermal. Have u seen the video with a guy with Lincoln's hat on the beach, and a guy getting lifted in the background? Well it is the same thing.
I read that the best way to 'escape' these thermals are to kiteloop a few times, since it gives you a 10-15 yrd drop each time. :wink:
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Postby adseguy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Classic vid for sure. Here's the "tophat" one with Eric getting lofted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8vT1KR4RE

He was unhooked for some of it...you can see whenn he hooks back in mid air.

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It's good to kite loop because it sends you forward so the apparent wind under you kite is less. Same reason that you eventually come back down after a big jump. Most of us have all had the double loft, where you jump then suddenly in the middle of your height you get another boost from a gust. you get twice as high with no effort :lol: .
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Postby noabacca » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:19 pm

ITT: pure speculation.
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Postby jarch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:59 pm

When you have air that is rising up and swirling around mountains, you're in a whole different ball game then on a wide open big expanse of water.
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