I am curious
- View SourceAnyone ever tried kiting using a slalom waterski
versus a kiteboard?
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- View SourceGeorge,
Some waterski-type board rode by Cory in the past at
It was this image that has attracted many kitesurfing/kiteskiing
pioneers in the early days http://www.kiteski.de/Material/NoHands.jpg
George Sarris wrote:
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- View SourceHello George,
In the early days, I think that was the primary way guys used traction
kites on the water. As Hung mentioned, Cory has been using skis for
years. He has had a particular advantage I understand in the Gorge
Blowout with a fair amount of downwind segments. I think heard last
summer that a few guys were on skis. So, apparent water skis still
have value to kiters. There is an article about a guy going in 1988,
in "History of Kiteboarding" at: http://www.fksa.org/viewforum.php?f=46
(We are changing hosts today so the site may be slow to load, sorry.)
I am curently working on an interview with Pete Cabrinha for the
"Famous Kiteboarders" series on the FKA site. He described
competiting at a windsurfing competition in France in 1977. Suddenly
this guy plys through the windsurfing area on skis under kite power.
Everyone just stopped and stared. The rider went downwind and vanished
behind a point of land, for ten years as Pete put it. It was Bruno
Legaignoux playing with some early gear in the infancy of kitesurfing.
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