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Can i use a tubekite on snow?

Postby Zenner » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:51 pm

I have the f.one bandit dos and i would want to use it on snow.
Is that a good or a bad idea? Tell me what you think.

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Re: Can i use a tubekite on snow?

Postby Toby » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:55 pm

the majority use their tube kites on snow as well.
Just don't crash it hard! But if a bit snow is on top, it is softer than water when crashing it with speed ;-)

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Re: Can i use a tubekite on snow?

Postby Zenner » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:03 pm

Thanks man!

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Re: Can i use a tubekite on snow?

Postby frankm1960 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:29 am

Tube kites work great on snow :) Just watch out for crusty snow conditions, it's like sand paper on the LE, you don't want the kite sliding around too much in those conditions. Fresh snow, no issues.

Depending on snow depth you can likely use a slightly smaller tube kite on snow than you need on water.

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Re: Can i use a tubekite on snow?

Postby Windzup » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:35 am

Everything works. Start with what you have and go have fun. Most people use the gear they already own, and there are more and more kitesurfers converting to the epic terrain winter offers kiters. Folks that Snowkite full time and live in wintry areas end up with a dedicated Snowkite or two, for ease of use in alpine conditions.

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