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Old 12-13-2010, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried this? Anyone do this?

Its really quite awesome, and sort of gets you around buying lift tickets. I will never do it as an "only" sport and stop snowboarding. But its quite nice with a board and I will continue it in the summer on a lake or ocean! I have been flying 2 liners since I was like 8, and been Windsurfing since 8 too.. So the wind is my friend and this shit ain't really hard to start. But not really easy to master... I can snowboard or fly a kite. Both, well, maybe next time...

Check out the pics 1, 2 and 3 of day 1, orientation and setup. The rest of the day we went boarding.


1000 meters local hill:


Sorry I didn't get more pics we kinda forgot.

Pics 4, 5, 6 day 2 actually flying.


^^ Check out the 40 foot long slide marks I made, that kite pulls like crazy!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been flying dual and quad lines for years...I need to try that sooner or later. Where do you fly?
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Some people do this at a local lake when it freezes over. Looks like a bunch of fun with the way they can jump and get crazy hang time. Some people get up some insane speed too, one person had a gps that said he was doing 60+.
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I have been flying dual and quad lines for years...I need to try that sooner or later. Where do you fly?
We just go on any local hill with snow on it and wind that day here in Germany.
I'd love to try the water version at Brannan Island, where I grew up Windsurfing. Well, there and Coyote Point, 3rd Ave, Crissy field.

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Germany. I was flying in a dual kite team...a long toime ago. 4 Kites, we went to the EuroCup 4 times with STACK...
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That is so Awesome!
Hope I can meet someone that wouldn't mind letting me test one out. Seems like it would be quite difficult tho.
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Thats cool! Then you should definitely try it out!!! I used to love doing that, "cutting the grass" was my favorite trick...

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That is so Awesome!
Hope I can meet someone that wouldn't mind letting me test one out. Seems like it would be quite difficult tho.
You could get a 2 line stunt kite (or what they are called) and practice with that. Or purpose built "trainer kite". Builds neck muscles and soothes the soul once you get the hang of it. At first you will hate it because you keep crashing. :P

You can try out mine but I'm kinda far away methinks.
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LOL! 540's Lazy susan's, falling leaf...900's....tons of tricks available for the right kite. At one point I had about 24 dual line, 4 Revolutions, AND the team kites. We were sponsored by Spectra Sport Kites
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yeah buddy! Been doing the snowkiting since 2002 and the possibilities are amazing and endless. Clean wind can be the big challenge. A clean smooth and gradual slope facing the wind can make for some clean and lifty wind. With the right direction, you can actually loop and/or stoke your kite to take you up the slope, and use a combination of kite and gravity on the way down. Welcome to 3D snowboarding! That's a nice kite.

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This is something I definitely want to do, I was hooked when I saw a guy on a surfboard ripping up waves.
So I did some research and read that a 3 meter trainer kite would also be good enough for snowkiting what do the people that do it think? About that and starting with a trainer.
Too bad this shit is so expensive.
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