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 Post subject: Umpteenth Annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:19 am 
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After last years success, hosting the Rodeo at Jackson Hot Springs over spring break as a season finale... this years repeat has been living up to all expectations.

Lots of kiters rallying in from all directions.... lots of caravans. The Rodeo participants represent a fine tuned breed of winter kiters that have the sport dialed. You can tell by all the various camper rigs and sleds that allowed the nomadic tribe to be a mobile command unit that moved with such ruthless efficiency, even military generals would be impressed.

So far, representing from Utah, we have had 3 days in a row, with Thursday and Friday being the best yet. Hit Monida Pass and scored north winds and cornice rides. Big Hole Pass on Friday brought 2 sessions, the earlier allowed for exploratory riding and gliding, the afternoon session warmed up and was a different style of fun.

Saturday brought an up and down morning session, with gusty winds. A 40mph plus polter-gust took out all the kites with everyone pulling safety's. One bar even broke this morning. A white out ensued and the caravan headed back to home base at Jackson Hot Springs. Full Bar and 105 degree temps made for a great afternoon session. As the weather cleared, half the posse headed back to Big Hole Pass as I write this.

Great People, Great Location, Great Vibe, Great Event.

Windzup,
Brian Schenck

www.Windzup.com


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 Post subject: Re: Umpteenth Annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:42 am 
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Wish I was there. Keep sending news.


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 Post subject: Re: Umpteenth Annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Saturday, after the obligatory p.m. hot springs soak, went back to Big Hole Pass and scored an amazing session of smoooth crust cruzing and small pockets of powder.

I toured south - southwest a few miles and as always, the Big Hole delivered. Blow dryer smooth 25mph winds allowed for some very easy kiting. Reverse camber skis took care of the surface. Kited to about 7:30 before we headed back to the Lodge.

BIG UP to Julian and Mack who showed up with a tap for the SKA brews at camp!

Ten p.m. soak and back to the bar, it's an easy setup here in Jackson for kiting and hot springs. Can't beat the super-laid back Rodeo vibe!

We're heading back to the Pass for more today.


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 Post subject: Re: Umpteenth Annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:57 pm 
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More photos and a full recap on the weekends adventures at the link below. Thank you Tony and Joel for hosting another Septic Event! The Snowkite Rodeo is definitely in a class of its own with the most laid back vibe and high quality people.


http://www.flyozoneusa.com/stories/mont ... g-big-hole

Windzup,
Brian Schenck

www.WindZup.com


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