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Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby Brian H » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:14 am

Anyone riding a open cell kite up the hill then pack it down and pull out a mini wing/speed wing and glide down . :thumb:

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby BWD » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:02 am

As they used to say in the day, pics or it didnt happen

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby joriws » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 am

Well I know people who use the 18sqm miniwing also as kite up then ridge soaring and speed flying.. On video they say 6-12ms winds, ridge soaring on higher end. But the mountains are not that big in Finland - like videos of speedriding mnt Blanc etc. So nothing like that spectacular.

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They used to have parakite as well - and even smaller speedwings.. Look same author's videos for more..

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby plummet » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm gona do that one day. speed flying looks so cool.

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby fernmanus » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 am

Yes, it has been done. Some of the local Utah kiter seems went to Craters of the Moon park in Idaho and filmed footage.

What’s more fun it to kite up and glide down without packing up the kite or unfurling a Speed wing = more time kiting & more time flying.

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby Windstoked » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 am

The snowkite video "Mountains of Wind" by Will Taggart had some scenes of snowkiting up and speed flying down. I think it was Pascal Joubert doing the speed flying.
Unfortunately, that fantastic video was removed after over 60K views. I found an abbreviated version here: http://www.alaskakiteadventures.com/201 ... ing-video/
If anyone has a link to the original video, please let me know.

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:58 am

Windstoked - you might try searching with the wayback machine - http://www.wayback.com/

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby nate76 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:01 am

Ya, so a lot of times they call it combo'ing or combo kiting, here's a great example of some guys making it happen in Iceland. Looks like a blast:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSrIOmdRONE

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Re: Snow kite up and speed fly down.

Postby fernmanus » Sun May 20, 2018 4:27 pm

I also recall a video from a few years back where I guy took off from a snowkiting area in the mountains and descended approximately 2000 feet into a town the whole time on his flysurfer foil. Not safe as any failure would have been fatal. 😳


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