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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:23 pm

I want to go for snowkiting but doesn't know which kite to buy.
who knows?

gracias-alberto

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Postby murdoc » Sun Dec 30, 2001 3:34 pm

yo, alberto!

tell me more:
do u have experience with kites?
do u just want to use it in snow?

which winds do u have where u are?

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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 30, 2001 4:48 pm

I know about kitesurfing, but didn't try it on the snow yet.
I don't want to use my tubes and a friend of mine told me to use a foil.
I have no idea of the winds, since I never tried it in the mountains. But the friend uses a foil with app. 5 sqm. He said that I don't need as big as on water.

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Postby Helloween » Sat Apr 13, 2002 2:40 pm

please note
we use in switzerland kites from 3 to 12sqm
important is the place where jou are use the kite. important is the same as in the water, is better with a smaler kite, wen you be overpowered jou have more problems.
Tast it and have many fun!!!

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Postby Helloween » Sat Apr 13, 2002 2:42 pm

i vorgot

is important to have a foil kite!
the tube have the problem of the relaunching backside without help.

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Postby Toby » Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:08 am

do you have in general good winds in the mountains? Or wherever you ride?

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Postby SKIBUMNCO » Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:18 pm

Hello friend...
I live in Colorado.. I am new to the sport myself.. I know about 10 locals that learnd and progressed from the foil's. They all sware on the tube kites, and would not go back to foil's. Coastal shops say the bladders kites have problems with the cold... My friends say they flown in 10degrees with a 15-20below wind chill..The hardest part w/ tubes is simply blowing them up and w/ cold hands closing the fill plugs. They also say crashed kites hard and no problems.. NOW im sure there is pro's and con's to this. However my friends all say tubes...
The relaunch on snow can be easy w/ the addition of a 5th line, or depending on wich kite you have now.Yes there is much less drag on snow so you wouldnt need a huge kite but changes w/ the wind conditions.
Take a look at are local web sight. http://www.KITESNOWBOARD.com
There is a section on relaunching and how to set it up etc.. Depending on the wind conditions, they all have diff size tubes for the winds. So poss save yourself some $$$$ this trip and take the tubes..
Again just new too this but take a look at the web sight.. I dont think my advise would be bad..!

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Postby murdoc » Fri May 03, 2002 2:14 pm

well ... it depends on the wind and the snow ..

but in general, it's better to use a kite that was made for land-use.

you can use your tubekites for sure - i used mine on water with about -5°C air temp and 2°C water temp and nothing happend :wink:

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Postby Guest » Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:36 am

I can recommend you the indestructable NPW5 or, even better, the new NPW9, these kites are cheap and have a lot of pull. Take a look at http://www.npw5.com

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Postby Monkey4Christ76 » Tue Aug 06, 2002 3:48 am

I'm a little confused but can you use tubes like tubing water tubes that u use on snow as well with kites? Like does anyhting work? I'm kinda a newb I guess u could call it to snowkiting

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