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

Postby Bille » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Hardwater Kiter wrote:Late season high speed tour on New Hampshire's largest lake. We've had an amazing season.
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That was Awesome ; wish it coulda bin ME me me... !!! :thumb:
Laughingman wrote: ...

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.
Dang dude --- ??

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

Postby rvrrat » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:57 pm

Is that Parksville Res in NH? I rode that last week. The terrain left on the surface of the ice after they lowered the water level was awesome. It was like a snowkite terrain park. JR

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

Postby Laughingman » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:04 pm

Bille wrote:
Laughingman wrote: ...

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.
Dang dude --- ??

Bille
LOL, come on.... Patchy bare ice and snow for 100 miles. It is a heck of an accomplishment but talk about torture. Well it would be for me anyhow.

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

Postby dracop » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:24 pm

Laughingman wrote:
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.
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

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

Postby rvrrat » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:55 am

On the contraire my dear friend. New England had some of the best POW in the lower 48 this year. Still gettin' it as a matter of fact. Not to mention the awesome corn to be had yet. JR

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

Postby NHKitesurfer » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:41 pm

[youtube]https://youtu.be/vYm3Pr86B-I[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/vYm3Pr86B-I

Yeah I'd say we have some pretty sweet powder and terrain in the north east. This spot is 40 minutes from downtown Boston :o

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

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:53 pm

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.
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