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by Windstoked
Tue May 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach
Replies: 65
Views: 7055

Re: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach

I agree, knotwindy, that complete one-handed kite control is a mandatory, but too often high-level kiters with these skills will downplay or even overlook glaring life-threatening risks at a launch because they have mastered these skills, but that isn't reality for beginning kiters. For example, thi...
by Windstoked
Tue May 16, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach
Replies: 65
Views: 7055

Re: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach

I agree that releasing a carabiner one-handed is sometimes challenging, as the carabiner hook at the nose can catch the chicken loop. A snap like the ones on the kite safety leash is easier to undo and less likely to catch. However, I think the one hand launch technique for beginners (with other han...
by Windstoked
Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach
Replies: 65
Views: 7055

Re: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach

Here is a video demonstrating by far the safest way to launch a kite, whether assisted or self-launched. The reason is that the kiter can't get yarded while bringing the kite up to 11 o'clock after initial launch, as that is when the kite hits stronger wind higher up, and if overpowered, that's when...
by Windstoked
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 106
Views: 18339

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

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by Windstoked
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Snowkite Video Topic
Replies: 106
Views: 18339

Re: Snowkite Video Topic

Some recent clips of Brian Frink near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra. It was quite gusty and he is on a small kite (10m Core GTS).

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by Windstoked
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding without sunglasses
Replies: 82
Views: 6859

Re: Riding without sunglasses

The best solution to sun-related eye pain/visual impairment I've found is a visor/cap, preferably a wide-billed one. It made an incredible difference. I was having significant eye issues at my local beach when morning kiting due to a dominant west wind pattern and resultant facing the sun in the eas...
by Windstoked
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Carson Pass
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Carson Pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwT_QCx6TmM This is on the southwest face of 10,063 ft Red Lake Peak. Here's a map of the area: Carson Pass.JPG After launching, the terrain is open heading north, with a couple of small bowls good for practice before hitting this big one (700 ft+ vertical) a half mil...
by Windstoked
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Carson Pass
Replies: 1
Views: 384

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: 106
Views: 18339

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.

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by Windstoked
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for gear for snowkiting
Replies: 9
Views: 712

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...

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