Re: Ice riding, was Re: [ksurfschool] Kite size jumping
- Sounds like a good idea. I will post on the Canadian group also.
"Farnsworth, Kenny" wrote:
> You ought to post this message on the ksurf group. I bet we can find
> someone with experience kite boarding/skiing on that group.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 10:02 AM
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> 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.) ?
> 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
> > > up snowboarding.
> > >
> > > The modified skis you described sound pretty similar to a pair of
> > > (very short skis). I have a couple pairs in my garage. I will sharpen
> > > 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
> > sidecut & flex than chopped-down skis. That would make the edge curve &
> > 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
> > 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