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What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:13 pm

Late season high speed tour on New Hampshire's largest lake. We've had an amazing season.


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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby RedSky » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:21 pm

Very cool video. Are you James Bond?

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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby KiteDR » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:55 pm

Looks like fun! Moving to MSP this summer and looking to get into snow kiting for next season...

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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Laughingman » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:40 pm

Hardwater Kiter wrote:Late season high speed tour on New Hampshire's largest lake. We've had an amazing season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... W8o6ru6EdU
Each to their own, but this is exactly why I don't snow kite. Shitty patchy conditions, no terrain... If I was paid to do it I would have to think about it...

Still 100 miles? Self mutilate much? Good for you guys, I hope the beers were cold and plentiful after the torture you endured.

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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:25 pm

I didn't know there was much terrain in water riding. :D

Riding these surfaces is akin to riding flat water IMO. Some people look for double overhead and some love cruising.

We do a lot of touring. Personally, when I ride I like to see stuff. This lake has over 200 islands, the technical aspect of navigating them and flying a kite through them offers something that appeals to some of the more die hard snowkiters we see here. Any idiot can ride a steady on shore breeze. It takes a special idiot to fly through some of the places we like to ride. :wink:

Between the sight seeing and the sensation of screaming across a lake at 50mph in a pack like a flight of F-18s its a good time.

But you're right. To each their own. Very few kiters are able or willing to banging out 100miles in a day.

We do all right though.

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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby NHKitesurfer » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:20 pm

Very nice Chris! In the zone and Zen like..different than being on the water for sure but then again, I am a firm believer that snowkiting and kiteboarding are 2 completely different sports to begin with. And they are both great!!! :wink:

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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:10 pm

I tend to agree NH. FWIW, there are a few lakes that offer terrain at certain times in certain conditions. Here are some shots from the other day.

For scale, the trees surrounding the lake are between 75-100' tall. I'm standing on a mound about 25' high above the ice. One image has a blue circle in the upper left corner. Inside the circle is my wife tightening her boot. :D

Fun stuff to huck, climb up and glide off.

Climbed and rode 30 miles of this stuff in a couple of hours.
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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:11 pm

Another.
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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:11 pm

The Missus. :wink:
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Re: What a 5 hour, 100 mile snowkite tour on ice looks like.

Postby NHKitesurfer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:03 pm

Awesome terrain! I just started getting into terrain riding this winter and had a number of amazing sessions. Spoils you!


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