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 Post subject: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Last week there was some wind and I made 4 great snowkite sessions.
Here is some photos from my last week fun sessions.
All sessions went on some meadows approximately 40 km far away from Riga, Latvia.
Some photos made with dsrl camera and some with gopro camera on self-timer mode.

Sunday
Slingshot RPM 2011 9 sqm
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Saturday
Slingshot Fuel 2006 15 sqm and Slingshot RPM 2011 12 sqm
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Friday
Slingshot Fuel 2006 15 sqm
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Wednesday
Slingshot Fuel 2006 15 sqm
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Some more photos last week here "Martins kite photos"

Cheers!

Martins Sprogis


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:08 am 
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Hi Martin, great pictures, especially the first ... next time use a helmet, please :nono:
Regards, K


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:04 am 
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Great pics! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am 
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Nice pictures!
What is the jacket you are using? Does the zipper allow you to zipp around the Spreader bar, or did you pimp it yourselve?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Thanks for comments!
Seems that jacket I'm using is Volcom Iceman I brought it to dressmaker to tuck in zipper. I prefer wearing harness under jacket and this is already second snowboard jacket which I made this kind tunning.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:38 am 
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nice pics :thumb:

And helmet is a MUST.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Krzysztof wrote:
Hi Martin, great pictures, especially the first ... next time use a helmet, please :nono:
Regards, K



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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:04 pm 
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Here are some new photos from my sessions which went on over the last couple of weeks.

One day with low wind but still some fun because of hilly terrain which usually is not so easy to find in Latvia without some buildings, forrests, electrical cables or some else obstacles ruining wind or riding. I used my Slingshot Fuel 15 sqm kite to catch some wind and get some air.
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Last friday and saturday was windy I used my Slingshot RPM kites 12 and 9 sqm size. Bad thing that wind was very gusty (3-12 meters per second or approx 6-23 knots) and snow slowly melting but still much of fun.
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Spring is coming slowly and we need to drive little more far than usually to catch some snow. Couple photos from sunday speed session together with my girlfriend on frozen lake with snow crust.
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There is hope for some wind again this weekend and seems that spring will come very soon so want to catch some more snow sessions before get back in water.

More my photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/105301460867416943053

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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:44 am 
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Some new pics from me.

Again one day with low wind but still better than without one.
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Little bit offtopic but want to publish here because managed to open water season between snowkite sessions. The gulf of Riga near coastline was full of ice and I decided to try out river Daugava near entrance into the sea. Got some nice shots with Riga-Stockholm ferry in background.
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Back on snow again but seems that this was last time on snow or if there will be some more then only couple more. First time tried combination of kite and fun box. This was much of fun.
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More photos from these sessions here: https://picasaweb.google.com/105301460867416943053

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 Post subject: Re: Snowkiting from Latvia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:53 am 
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couple pictures from previous winters

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railey over local road

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spring fun - snow vs water

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no need for chairlift

some more: https://picasaweb.google.com/1053014608 ... e2010Older


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