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1063Re: [ksurfschool] kite to use skiing?

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  • Mark Frasier
    Feb 1, 2001
      Hi J,

      A couple of people have said it's pretty tough to relaunch an inflatable, or
      even launch for that matter. You would get the normal benefits of a sled
      (trim control, mostly) but you might want to plan on having a helper to toss
      your kite up for you, and plan not to crash much! Generally I think (based
      on what people have said about sleds) that foils would be better, unless you
      have one of those new or modified sleds that can launch "in reverse" - that
      is, fly up off the ground trailing edge first. Plus, as you said, you don't
      have to deal with pumps, stiff valves, etc.

      Are both your kites the same size? If you're on hard snow you'll need a lot
      smaller kite than you use for kitesurfing.

      What part of the country are you skiing in? If you're around VT/NY I'll put
      you in touch with the guy that's running an F-One kiteskiing/snowboarding
      demo this w/e, and maybe see you there.

      Good luck,
      Mark Frasier

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <Kitesurfgirl@...>
      To: <Ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 6:13 PM
      Subject: [ksurfschool] kite to use skiing?

      > Hi all~
      > I'm going to go kite skiing for the first time this weekend. I am just
      > considering which kite to bring, my inflatable, or my foil. Are there any
      > advantages to an inflatable in the snow? It certainly doesn't need to
      > and think of the time I will save if I don't need to pump up the kite!
      > Thanks for the input~
      > J
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