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chris_wenger
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Postby chris_wenger » Thu Dec 19, 2002 1:06 pm

Have the King kitesnowboard for 1 month now and was mainly riding on plain ice. Excellent grip!! You just lean backwards and the board goes like on trails. Feels more like a twintip than a snowboard. Can't wait to ride it in powder :smile:
Here in Finland, the board only costs 200 Euro.

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Postby maxxed1 » Thu Dec 26, 2002 8:59 pm

The iceboards have tested out awesome! We had 15-20 knot winds x-mas day and sweet hard, smooth ice. We have 10 boards ready to ship and will offer the first 10 as demos for $495, complete with wheel set and sharpening jig. Drop me a line at 406-442-8009 for specs etc.

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Montana Ice Sports/kmaxxed@aol.com

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Postby franz » Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:15 pm

check out these icekiting videos

http://www.letsgotow.com//kite/kite.html

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Postby loeuftok » Mon Jan 20, 2003 7:17 am

Hey franz, nice vids.
a few questions : what kite size and type for what wind speed where you using?
Any major difference speed wise between skis and skates?
Any special protection?

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Postby Air Vermont » Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:21 pm

Greetings,
I am trying to get more ino on hte King KiteSnowboard. Anybody know if these are available in the US?

Gary

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Postby franz » Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:13 pm

in response to the questions about the ice kiting videos.

16m slingshot fuel and 15.5 flysurfer psycho in about 8-10 knots of wind. skis and skates seem to go about the same speed on ice.

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:34 pm

My friend is using a King Snowglider - a snowboard designed for kiting. It works fine on a plain ice as well as in powder snow.


I used a snowboard on bare ice sunday and it was the worst waste of time of any kiting session. I can't see how he has any fun. I will never do that again. In fact, I'm so sick of this no-snow routine, I'm not going again unless I have to drive 4 hours to get to at least 3-4 inches of nice snow.

V
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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:22 am

I think skis are faster than skates. The longer edges don't get uncontrollable at high speeds and if the ice surface is a little rough it is not as much of a problem.

Unless it is warm and/or the sun is shinning, it is important to have good sharp edges on your skis.

Wear a helmet. Ice is harder than asphalt. Most of the time when you fall you will just slide but if you do hit your head you will wish you had a helmet covering it.

On 2003-01-20 07:17, loeuftok wrote:
Any major difference speed wise between skis and skates?
Any special protection?


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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:23 am

I think skis are faster than skates. The longer edges don't get uncontrollable at high speeds and if the ice surface is a little rough it is not as much of a problem.

Unless it is warm and/or the sun is shinning, it is important to have good sharp edges on your skis.

Wear a helmet. Ice is harder than asphalt. Most of the time when you fall you will just slide but if you do hit your head you will wish you had a helmet covering it.

On 2003-01-20 07:17, loeuftok wrote:
Any major difference speed wise between skis and skates?
Any special protection?


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Postby maxxed1 » Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:14 pm

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