RE: [snowkiteidaho] Got Balls?
- ...very large indeed....I'm content to watch video of others and keep mine !...you should be hoping or warm water too !...snowkite & water kite in the same day !
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Brian Kerr
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 9:56 AM
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Got Balls?
This may be all old news to all of you here but I was blown away by
one new direction that kiting is going. Apparently "ski gliding" is
the latest craze in Europe. The Eiger is Europe's most notorious Alp
with many infamous deaths suffered by climbers on its treacherous
North Face. It generally takes days to climb. Check out this link on
"how to get down the Eiger in 2min 33 sec". All you need is skiis, a
kite (with a few modifications) , and two VERY large balls.
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=rLKVx60I5BM
There are other great Ski Gliding post you can check out on You Tube.
Here is another link that I found profoundly beautiful and a bit less
"extreme" http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=CmuH4OfsYOo# . You can also
find this clip on kiteboardingmag. com ; scroll down three to Gege
Chasta French Alps and watch these boys get a little hang
time....unreal. I don't think this is Ski Gliding but just some very
talented kiters getting some serioius hang time by using an updraft
some where in Shangrala.
Sorry if this is all old news to everybody, but it was all new to me.
PS. Is there something seriously sick about hoping for another six
months of snow in March?