Typically in Snow good snow that is there is very slight differences in power needs so what you use in water is fine for good snow. If you're on ice or light covering snow size down abit.Another question: I always assumed that you wouldn’t need as big of kites on land as you do on water, but it seems that the opposite is actually true, it appears that we might actually need bigger kites than normal, especially when dealing with hills and (hopefully) some powder!
My wife and I weight 120 and 150 lbs, respectively. Generally, my wife rides a 7m and I ride a 9m in 17+ mph. In the lower 14-20 mph range, we ride 9m (her) and 12m (me).
What sort of kite sizes should we plan on bringing out west? Do I need to pick up a 14m or 16m for this trip?
Sound advise from a well travelled kiter! The kiters living close to the Bighorns are very spoiled. Especially if you own a sled. There is no need for us to travel anywhere else. We'll be starting our season this weekend with the Bald Mtn Snotel now reporting 13 inches in the last 24 hours. By December, 14A will be closed and all the best kiting will be by snowmobile access. Terminal B (our safety shelter) will be somewhere below the south side of Baldy and a second shelter has yet to be mounted with skis and find a new winter home ( Duncum Mtn???).Windzup wrote:Here is my personal advice, that would nail great kiting, gravity riding and sweet mountain adventures, all for about the same cost of purchasing lift tickets : Head to northern Wyomings Big Horn mountains, stay at the Bear Lodge, rent a snowmobile and score great winter rides everyday.
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