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Re: Ice riding, was Re: [ksurfschool] Kite size jumping

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  • Hung Vu
    Sounds like a good idea. I will post on the Canadian group also. Hung.
    Message 1 of 21 , Sep 27, 2000
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      Sounds like a good idea. I will post on the Canadian group also.

      Hung.

      "Farnsworth, Kenny" wrote:
      >
      > Hung,
      >
      > You ought to post this message on the ksurf group. I bet we can find
      > someone with experience kite boarding/skiing on that group.
      >
      > Kenny
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 10:02 AM
      > To: ksurfschool@egroups.com
      > Subject: Re: Ice riding, was Re: [ksurfschool] Kite size jumping
      >
      > Mark & Kenny,
      >
      > This winter I am thinking of actually do it (kite snowboarding,
      > snowskiing) and write a page on the Kitesurfing School web site about it
      > (should be for "part-time" kitesurfers like us)
      >
      > Is there any instructional information regarding kite snowboarding,
      > snowskiing for "beginners" like me (what equipment to use, what to watch
      > out for, what kite size, how to, etc.) ?
      >
      > Hung.
      >
      > Mark Frasier wrote:
      > >
      > > on 9/27/00 10:47 AM, Farnsworth, Kenny at kenny@... wrote:
      > >
      > > > Mark,
      > > >
      > > > I have plenty of old skis. I was a freestyle skier for years before
      > taking
      > > > up snowboarding.
      > > >
      > > > The modified skis you described sound pretty similar to a pair of
      > snowblades
      > > > (very short skis). I have a couple pairs in my garage. I will sharpen
      > the
      > > > edges and bring them along if the ice is not blanketed with snow.
      > > >
      > > > The 4.5 kite should be perfect for kite boarding in the winter since you
      > > > don't need nearly as much power glide on snow or ice as you do on water.
      > > >
      > > > Kenny
      > >
      > > Hey,
      > >
      > > The one possibly bad thing about snowblades is that a lot of them have
      > more
      > > sidecut & flex than chopped-down skis. That would make the edge curve &
      > slow
      > > you down a bit. I'll bet they'd still be a blast, though!
      > >
      > > Someone told me that Dynastar has a model that is quite stiff and
      > straight,
      > > and also wider than other models for better floatation on softer snow.
      > >
      > > The twin-tip nature of blades would be much better for trick jumps, I'd
      > > think - I'll have to see if I can rent a pair and try 'em out this winter!
      > > Going backwards at 35 mph sounds like a thrill, too :)
      > >
      > > Mark Frasier
      > >
      >
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