Snow Kite

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Snow Kite

Postby rookie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:12 pm

I"m out south, Dyer IN. I have one spot. Fri afternoon or sat- sun.
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Re: Snow Kite

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Hows the forecast looking for both days? I was considering Alpine valley but if we can get some snowkiting going
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Re: Snow Kite

Postby rookie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:38 pm

Fri afternoon looks like 17,sat sun 8mph, looks to be out of the west, I never snowkited, I plan to ride a 9 inflatable with skis, maybe 12m sat sun, not sure if this would be correct? hopefully snow will build and not drift.
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Re: Snow Kite

Postby snowball » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:23 am

On snow you generally ride a kite 2 meters smaller than you would on water.

In deeper snow you need more power. In slicker snow you need less power.

It is much easier to get overpowered sometimes on snow though so always stay safe and rig a little smaller in the wind in cranking.
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Re: Snow Kite

Postby rookie » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:10 am

Had my first flight or ride over 20min. had a blast, though I was alone, and no one to enjoy with, my wife still does'nt beleive I got up, rode the 12 meter for about a hour and half, camera going out next time!
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Re: Snow Kite

Postby dewsy » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:58 pm

cool man, enjoy the sport, you might be hooked like most of us..

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