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murdoc
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Postby murdoc » Sun Dec 30, 2001 3:32 pm

hi,

my last exerience with snowkiting left me sitting here with a broken arm :sad:

but there's something im ondering about:

pro's of skis:
more edging (two edges)
more speed
bigger airs
whole new tricks because you got two of them.
more safe because of safety-bindings.

cons:
less style
no 'use-your-sytle-and-stuff-learned-on-the-water' ?

any more?

is there a snowkiter out there who can ride both really good and tell more about this?

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Postby Paraflysurf » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:40 pm

Ist Dir am Ski schon mal nur eine Sicherung aufgegangen? Dann kannst Du sicher auch das andere Bein vergessen !

Mit dem Board bist Du auf jeden fall auf der sichereren seite.


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Postby Matt.Woods » Wed Jan 16, 2002 12:48 pm

Hi,

Ijust like to add my views on the ski v's board debate.

In my opinion skis are the better tool for snowkiting, but there are a few exceptions. To be able to use skis successfully with a kite a certain amount of skill is required to keep both skis parallel and the edges biting. Skis become more difficult to use in deeper and heavier snows.

Therefore my recommendations are that if you have limited ski and board experiance use a snowboard (less things to think about). If you can ski parallel turns well on skis then use them.

Most important thing to remember is that it is up to you to decide which you are more comfortable with for the snow conditions.

If you are going to snowboard step-in bindings are a must otherwise it is very difficult to control an airborn kite and put your feet into the bindings.

If anyone finds / knows of a good place to snowkite in europe then please post them to this site. I'm from England and it is difficult to know where you can and can't fly in the alps.

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Postby Paraflysurf » Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:25 pm

Hai Matt,

the best spot to snowkite is the Lake SILVAPLANA here in Switzerland.

But in a french kite-magazin I have seen beautiful and perfect spots to go in Denmark.
Tell me if you are interested.

Dont forget to visit me if you come to Switzerland.

Manfred

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Postby Matt.Woods » Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:45 pm

Manfred,

I'll be in Switzerland the first week in Feb Staying in Evolene near Sion. Give me a Shout if the weather looks promising. Just getting My ARC1120 wedged so hoping to try it soon.

How is the bar coming along I'm interested to see it.

Cheers

Matt


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