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Anthonyshopguy
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Local Beach: Grandmesa CO
Favorite Beaches: Lake Arena CR, Cocoa Beach FL, Ivanpah CA, 6 Mile on lake Mohave NV.
Style: Snow kiting, buggy, water
Gear: 15m LEI Slingshot Turbine, 13m Waroo LEI, 11 m foil Frenzy Ozone, 11m Lei Escape PL, 9m Lei Nemesis Best, 7m Lei Waroo, 6m foil apex HQ, 174 SB for the Pow, 169 split SB for the outback, Cabrinha 154 twin tip for the lake, 600 switchback Polaris to get me there, and why not add in a nice new big foot buggy for that once a year buggy blast at Ivanpah.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Anthonyshopguy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm

Another great session. Zack who couldn't make it on Sat. called on Sunday and asked if Monday was an option. H'mm to kite or not "eh that is the rub Quoth the Bard" such a tough decision yeh sure I can. :P 3 miles of deep untouched drifts between us and kite lake, SURE lets go for it. Barely made it in. I would not recommend trying it again this year unless you have chains and very high clearance. I had a wore out old 4runner and equally worn out snow tires. Some how we made it to the lake. Man it was worth the risk of getting stuck. 14 to 16 mph steady with gust to low 20's but mostly steady. Lake had average coverage of 6 to 8". Zack's first session of the year and he smoked it. He was fairly lite on his 12m Matrix but I really wanted to see his new 15m ultra lite Chrono 2 but I'm pretty sure I would have deliver his car home to him in carbondale because he would have flown there on it :rollgrin: . I'm going to try to post some pics for you all, I haven't had much luck so far so sorry it they don't show up.
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matthepp
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Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
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Style: Rich
Gear: 2008 Best Waroo 9m
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BD Carbon Megawatts
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Location: Ridgway

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:45 pm

Rub it in Anthony, I'm stuck here at work! Waiting with bated breath for the big dump tomorrow that might finally get us onto to some normal terrain.

nate76
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Local Beach: Colorado
Wyoming
Nebraska
Style: oldschool, Light Wind and big kites
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8, 12 Montana X
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby nate76 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:35 pm

Man, no kidding. The only snow I've seen this year is in post cards. So jealous. Way to get after it Anthony; sounds like a blast.

PDCK
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Short ride today before the storm with the 15m.
Only 2/6 inches of snow so far at LH.
Was 45F at 10,000', in January, crazy.
Let see if this storm delivers.
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Anthonyshopguy
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Posts: 68
Joined: Thu May 05, 2016 4:07 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Grandmesa CO
Favorite Beaches: Lake Arena CR, Cocoa Beach FL, Ivanpah CA, 6 Mile on lake Mohave NV.
Style: Snow kiting, buggy, water
Gear: 15m LEI Slingshot Turbine, 13m Waroo LEI, 11 m foil Frenzy Ozone, 11m Lei Escape PL, 9m Lei Nemesis Best, 7m Lei Waroo, 6m foil apex HQ, 174 SB for the Pow, 169 split SB for the outback, Cabrinha 154 twin tip for the lake, 600 switchback Polaris to get me there, and why not add in a nice new big foot buggy for that once a year buggy blast at Ivanpah.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Anthonyshopguy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:37 am

So I'm going to try something new, actually setting a date way ahead of time. Next Friday the 19 Utah Tami is coming by to try out the Mesa. So let's make a date. Snow mobiles would make a good option, to get us into kite lake. I have one and might be able to line up a second. Let's make it an occasion.

PDCK
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:44 pm

Lizard was soooo good on Saturday.
5/6" of fresh, no tracks, blue sky and 18/20mph constant from the N.
Had a blast!
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matthepp
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Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
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BD Carbon Megawatts
Space Pickle
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm

Good to hear Mickey We tracked up Crystal Saturday also, just enough wind and good coverage over the slushy ice. Itching to get off the flats! Word is that Big Mac is pretty close. Hoping for more snow Friday night.

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matthepp
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Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Kino Bay
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Style: Rich
Gear: 2008 Best Waroo 9m
OR Razor 12m
BD Carbon Megawatts
Space Pickle
Brand Affiliation: Alpine Edge Engineering
Location: Ridgway

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:54 pm

Crystal today
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CaptainArgh
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:36 pm

Sweet pics, guys. Thanks for sharing! Nice to see the powder at LH and Crystal.

I got a snowkiting day with J.Regan out East. Was a load of fun. He's had several days on lakes and fields in his neck of the woods. I'm thinking of going to the Wyoming Lodge in February for some kiting. We'll see...

PDCK
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:32 am

Where is Crystal? Was it North too?
I ll be a the Lizard Friday pm before the storm. Should be gusty SW.
Then Sunday could be a good’ North, after the storm, and good snow.


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