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 Post subject: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:45 pm 
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I have received reports from northern Sweden that the northern Baltic Sea is a perfect playground right now. Cold temperature and little snow. Photo from two days ago in LuleƄ:
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This means that this is the sport to do at the moment:



Sorry, not really snow, not really land, and not really kite. This is a snow/land kiting forum, but anyway, I thought I should share...


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:32 am 
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Where can I get those skates for ski boots ???
http://www.youtube.com/user/hiirimoguli ... a94BkM5sTU

Im planning to build my own kitewing when there is no wind !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:09 am 
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Verah nice! :thumb: Pity our lakes don't freeze here ... they're the perfect toy for big gusty wind on the land though eh!

Looks like a DIY on the ski-skates ... nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:46 pm 
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Beautiful sport. The ice only looks a few inches thick though? Safe? I guess so. Thanks for posting. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:51 pm 
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snowflick wrote:
Where can I get those skates for ski boots ???
http://www.youtube.com/user/hiirimoguli ... a94BkM5sTU

Over here you can buy "Swedish touring skates" in any sports shop. They mostly come with skate-touring binding, but you can buy them without binding to mount your binding of choice. Nowadays also Dutch skate manufacturers have this kind of skates, not only Swedish manufacturers. Here are a few skates without binding:
http://www.excelsior.se/?cat_id=66
Note that many tour skates "edge out" when edging hard during sailing, so you loose the grip and fall. Therefore high skates are good if you sail aggressively. Here's a page on how to make your own skates:
http://www.sssk.se/segel/utrustning.htm
Sorry, only in Swedish, but there are some pictures.

How about these ;)
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More about those skates and about speed-sailing here:
http://home.swipnet.se/ansar/s.html


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect season for kitewing on sea ice
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:42 am 
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snowflick wrote:
Where can I get those skates for ski boots ???
http://www.youtube.com/user/hiirimoguli ... a94BkM5sTU

Im planning to build my own kitewing when there is no wind !!!



http://www.nordicskater.com


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