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by Hardwater Kiter
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ultralight vs standard foil kite degradation
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: Ultralight vs standard foil kite degradation

FWIW all my kiting is in winter. So solar degradation is minimal. In my world, UL fabric tends to hold up very similarly to standard unless you snag it on an ice shard or some similar mishap. I will be more gentle with UL but it is surprisingly durable. As stated above, a foil well cared for will la...
by Hardwater Kiter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

Nice video Hardwaterkiting! I think wings can't replace kites in light wind for example, but sometimes they can save your session, like in dense fog where you can't actually see where your kite is (my yesterday snowkite session :cry: ). I think every piece of gear that can save you a kite session a...
by Hardwater Kiter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

LOL oh okay then. SMH. Been told a lot of things can't over the years. Most of those people never actually tried any of it ot lacked the skill or nerve to do so. Most of them were wrong. We'll just have to wait and see. I have windwing /cabrinha/ had kitewing and used them together with kites both ...
by Hardwater Kiter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

LOL oh okay then. SMH.


Been told a lot of things "can't be done" over the years. Most of those people never actually tried any of it or lacked the skill or nerve to do so.

Most of them were wrong.

We'll just have to wait and see. ;-)
by Hardwater Kiter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

I havent done deep snow yet. But my bet is it will be much like the kite in that you will need to be sure you have the right gear in your feet for th conditions. Im guessing that being unable the throw a big power stroke to get started, is where the challenge for deep snow lies. But big fat powder p...
by Hardwater Kiter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

By the way, if you know how to edge and actually have power, your tips rarely come close to touching.
by Hardwater Kiter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Wings work on snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: Wings work on snow?

I've been riding the Ozone WASP on snow and its suprisingly fun. Better than I would have expected. The arm pump after long sessions is considerable. Making a harness line is not a big deal tho. I like the inflatos vs. rigid frames as inflatos are light, fast to put together and don't break in a cra...
by Hardwater Kiter
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Fly dry it first, that will get 90% of it. After that, loosely piled up indoors in warm rooms will finish it. You have to shuffle it around every 30 min or so to get warm air to all the spots but it will dry out.
by Hardwater Kiter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 80 knots on a foilkite
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: 80 knots on a foilkite

142kph even if dh assisted stand on some slabs of wood being pulled by and angry kite is a storm is still nucking futs. I say full credit to that man. He can still claim to be the fastest human pulled by a kite. Sorry but I have to disagree. For example, the current world speed ski record is over 1...
by Hardwater Kiter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Another kite size recommendation for a 1st timer
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Another kite size recommendation for a 1st timer

Locally for your size on a board and our normally firm conditions, an 8 or 9m (depending on the kite and your piloting skills) can be a "meat and potatoes' size range. Being on the board you'll need a bit more than a skier. And riding near the coast means you will often have snow with a higher moist...

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