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Postby Toby » Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:33 am

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Postby kieran » Tue Nov 05, 2002 4:14 am

i actually gave this a try about six months ago - it was a lot of fun......i also tried it with one ski...wasn't so easy.

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Postby Guest » Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:22 am

Were you able to go upwind on those?

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:29 am

Looks like Bjorn Dunkerbeck, kiting up a storm

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Postby Toby » Tue Nov 05, 2002 9:40 am

On 2002-11-05 07:22, Anonymous wrote:
Were you able to go upwind on those?


I didn't do it myself.
But I'm pretty sure he went upwind without a problem, since he has 2 edges to push in and from the angle of the pic in the middle he did go upwind.

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Postby Guest » Tue Nov 05, 2002 9:43 am

he was going upwind really really good

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Postby kieran » Tue Nov 05, 2002 9:18 pm

yep, very easy to go upwind. most of the edging was done using my inside ski. i reckon if i had of persevered long enough i would have been able to get up on a single ski.

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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 06, 2002 3:33 pm

Keep trying on one and let us know.

What Kite were you using? Did you feel able to hold a bigger kite / Go faster with the sam kite compared to your normal board?

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Postby kieran » Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:02 pm

hey mike,

i have used skis on two occations and both times i used my 16m rhino in about 15 knot winds. if i was out on my kiteboard (extreme quake 147) i would have definately been going faster than i was on the skis.

i assume by asking whether i could have held a bigger kite you are interested in knowing if i could have handled more power ? yeah, i reckon i could have. however, i think it might be difficult going upwind if you have too much power - skis don't have much of a body to push against the water and resist the downwind pull of the kite when edging (if that makes sense).

to get up on the single ski i reckon i would have needed more grunt (bigger kite or more wind).

it was a lot of fun, and if you're a water skier it is well worth trying.

see ya.


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