As I am about to start snowkiting, I am wondering what is the best gear to start with.
Also wondering whether I should start with skis or a snowboard.
The snowboard option raises a few questions for the newcomer I am:
First of all, I'd like to feel as much as possible as on a water kiteboard, and not have my feet bound by rigid boots and fixed binding, so if someone has experience snowboarding with straps, I'd appreciate the feedback. Frankm1960, in a nearby thread, mentioned that in a post dating 2007, but nothing since then.
Although I reckon being attached somehow to the board is preferable, I remain curious to know if someone ever snowboarded strapless (with or without kite), with a more suitable board for that particular form of the sport, such as a big directional snowboard or why not a SUP
made for snow?
Considering that my useful background for snowkiting is both alpine skiing and water kiteboarding, I am still undecided what should be my first choice. Has anyone here been in the same situation?