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by Windstoked
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 4999

Re: Kite Release Training

Not everyone kites in a place where you can practice. Not sure what you mean. If you’re in an area where you can kite, you can practice self rescue. Many kite sites have obstacles at the launch and people and other obstacles on the shore that make practicing difficult. Unless one wants to practice ...
by Windstoked
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 4999

Kite Release Training

After a number of serious accidents at our local kitespots here in Northern California, it has become increasingly obvious that many kiters are not adequately prepared to quickly release their kite in an emergency. Instructors should include real-life situation training on usage of the quick release...
by Windstoked
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 136
Views: 33833

Snowkite Heli-Loops

This is a combination of some clips from our previous video along with some new ones including a couple of drone clips and another glide-over-a-glide shot.

by Windstoked
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 136
Views: 33833

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

by Windstoked
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snow kite up and speed fly down.
Replies: 8
Views: 4542

Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

The snowkite video "Mountains of Wind" by Will Taggart had some scenes of snowkiting up and speed flying down. I think it was Pascal Joubert doing the speed flying. Unfortunately, that fantastic video was removed after over 60K views. I found an abbreviated version here: http://www.alaskakiteadventu...
by Windstoked
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: How often do you get chased by dogs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

Re: How often do you get chased by dogs?

I haven't had it happen on the snow, but often when mountain biking.
I've been taken aback sometimes when the owner reprimanded me for riding away with their dog rather than reprimanding the dog for not obeying their commands. I've even been accused of trying to steal their dog.
by Windstoked
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 136
Views: 33833

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

Various clips of and by Brian Frink from 2017 and 2018.

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by Windstoked
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 136
Views: 33833

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

First snowkiting of the season in the Tahoe area of Northern California.

by Windstoked
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?

One advantage that snowboarders have over skiers is when gliding. Gliding is easier at first facing backwards with the wind at your back like on the water. However, in gliding you aren't going sideways to the wind, you're going into it. While in the air it doesn't matter whether on a board or skis, ...
by Windstoked
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?

I've found that it's easier to stay standing on skis in lighter winds, because on a snowboard if the counter-pull of the kite drops off you fall over backwards. You can definitely edge better with skis in icy conditions, so you can handle a larger kite size and go upwind better. A snowboard is bette...

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