Favorite Beaches: _ Crandon - Key Biscayne, FL Sherman Island - Antioch, CA Crissy Field - San Francisco, CA Kanaha - Maui, HI Anne's Beach - Islamorada, FL Curry Hammocks - Marathon, FL Kite Beach - Cabarete, Dominican Republic Tableview - Cape Town, South Africa Main Beach - Langebaan, South Africa Mui Ne Bay - Ham Tien, Vietnam
Style: Big Air :D
Gear: _ 2014 8m,10m Naish Torch 2014 11m SS RPM 2015 17m Blade Fat Lady v3 2014 Best Breeze 145, 2014 Naish Antic 142, 2017 Core Choice 2 142
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.
The ideal terrain for snowkiting would be an alpine (above tree line) ridgetop, plenty of terrain and if the wind is upsloping the balance (gravity vs kite power) of downwinding UP a hill/mtn is interesting. Terrain becomes 3D and is way beyond water with waves.
Now granted, this guy just wanted to do speed on ice. Boring imo but there are people who just love raw speed, so more power to him. The NE is veyr icy in terms of snow cover so this would be a good way to take advantage of it
We had a ton of pow this year. Now it's turning to corn.
The riding this year has been great. Really probably the best or second best I've seen in the last 14 seasons. We're still riding ice up north and hope to for at least another week.
Did a nice tour on Sunday after the rain drained off. You really get to see some wild and beautiful stuff out there. Attached is a pool of rainwater about 200' wide. Again, hard to tell scale in these images. The kite in the distance is my wife's 18m Matrixx 2. She's riding a river about 20' below the sand bar that I'm on. The pool is a depression in the bar that the sheet has collapsed into and then filled with rain that drained in. Wanted desperately to skim it but the wind direction wasn't right and too light.