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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby kitejumping » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 am

Punchy and gusty wind at times but fun to get some vert and laps in.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm

Mickey, Anthony, et. al,
I have work in T-ride tomorrow Thursday and will be up to Lizard Head by 1pm or so for the warm pre-frontal. See you there?

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:07 am

I am thinking about it. Looks like it’ could get pretty gusty and strong!
Might get there around 11am.
Flying was good today, pretty light but could feel the low press coming our way.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:40 pm

Yikes Mickey, that looks wild. Be careful up there! Anyone for Big Mac Saturday afternoon? West winds and blue skies.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby soplo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:51 pm

matthepp wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Yikes Mickey, that looks wild. Be careful up there! Anyone for Big Mac Saturday afternoon? West winds and blue skies.
I'm in! But you know I have newbie questions: Is a 6m a decent size for me tomorrow? I don't need to get a ride to the top at tram-like speeds—I'll be happy to just cruise back and forth and learn a few things by watching. If I have to skin a few laps I won't be too sad. And I might actually prefer to err on the side of being too small.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:07 am

Matt, i ll be paragliding Gold Hill Saturday. Looks W , not too strong.
I ll try lizard Sunday with N.
Hope you get the good at Big Mac.
Soplo, you ll definitely be on the small size with 6m, so try skin a bit higher to launch and get better wind.
You guys have fun, looks like a bluebird day!

Btw, I was at lizard yesterday Thursday, around 11, but it was pretty horrible. Gusty and switching direction.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby tommygun » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:18 pm

Good time kiting with you all! Lets go again after some fresh snow!
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:59 pm

Looking good Tom! Is it Molas?
Matt, how was Big Mac? I had to cancel my paragliding flight due to blowing snow at GH.
Went to Lizard on Sunday, was strong N, on my 8m, but snow condition was very bad.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:00 pm

Tommy's photo is Big mac from Saturday. It was good to see you out again Tom! Good wind, great company, lousy snow "grasstrugi". Man we need a lot of snow .
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:53 pm

I know this is the Colorado thread, but as it's the only active stoke filled snowkiting thread going, I figured I'd ask about the Big Horn Snowkite Masters next month!
Anyone going?

I'll be there. Hope to see some of you guys up at the lodge! :thumb:
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Here's a fun video I stumbled across on the lodge;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwxWvc6_OuQ

In related COLORADO news, I drove over Rabbit Ears pass a couple times last week on the way to/from Steamboat. There is substantial snow coverage up there. The snowmobilers are having a field day. As I did not pack kites on this trip, I was not able to post any snowkiter representation up there. :cry:

Steamboat Lake also looked like it had substantial snow coverage for kiting.


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