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by Windstoked
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Carson Pass
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Carson Pass

Carson Pass, California, the highest year-round snowplowed pass over the Sierra.
by Windstoked
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 100
Views: 16574

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

Some clips from Carson Pass in the California Sierras.
The wind was high and gusty, and we were on the smallest kites we've been on for snowkiting.
Brian is on a 9 Rev here.

by Windstoked
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for gear for snowkiting
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Advice for gear for snowkiting

If you have all your old ski gear in a closet somewhere, you're actually ready to go. I think bib pants are better than regular ski pants, because they prevent snow penetration under your upper layers pulled up by the harness. The problem with bib pants is they can tear out from the crotch stretch o...
by Windstoked
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites

Thanks, Kenny.

Here's the updated map that includes Mud Creek and Marina:
Strawberry Kite Sites.jpg
by Windstoked
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites

Yes indeed, RagingGrandpa, be careful. Strawberry feels safer than Skyline because it's not so exposed atop a high mountain ridge, but many of the best kiting areas are quite far from the parking areas, while Skyline's terrain is mostly relatively close in, and the wind there usually holds up well p...
by Windstoked
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Strawberry, Utah Snowkite Sites

We recently returned from a snowkiting trip to Utah, and got 5 days of kiting out of 5, the best average for all our trips there. This was partially due to having the flexibility to go to either Skyline or Strawberry depending on the forecast. While Skyline is definitely more reliable for wind, when...
by Windstoked
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Re: Looking for local knowledge for Chico calif
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Re: Looking for local knowledge for Chico calif

Welcome to the north valley, Oldpeople. Thermalito is the mainstay for off-season kiting, and attracts dedicated kiters from Chico, Yuba City, Sacramento, Grass valley, Davis and other Sacramento Valley cities. We're just moving into the peak north wind season, March thru June. The north wind here i...
by Windstoked
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot Turbine 2017 6-Point Bridle Option?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Slingshot Turbine 2017 6-Point Bridle Option?

The Slingshot website shows the bridle as either a 5 or 6 point attachment, but I can't find any info anywhere on the 6-point attachment option.
Anyone have insight on this option and how good is it?

http://www.slingshotsports.com/2017-Tur ... Id0YYWcHIU
by Windstoked
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Would you like to see a Utah ride guide?
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Would you like to see a Utah ride guide?

Great idea, fernmanus. The kiteforum spots is helpful, but it doesn't include an ongoing thread from users where more detailed info on a launch such as the dynamics of wind direction or current condition updates are discussed. In addition to basic access info, wind data etc., I often find the varied...
by Windstoked
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Would you like to see a Utah ride guide?
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Would you like to see a Utah ride guide?

Thanks, Fernmanus. A Utah snowkite guide would be greatly appreciated. We originally got our trip planning info from old forum searches, but that's hit and miss at best. When we arrived, other kiters in the parking lot sometimes knew less than we did. For example, our first time at Skyline we sat in...

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