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by soplo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 413
Views: 69607

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Yes, good day at BigMac, and great meeting PDCK. I didn’t cover nearly as much ground, but had fun and skied some nice snow. It was about as windy as I’d like for the kite I had (especially up top), and I wrapped up happy to leave in one piece after I heard it was gusting over by US Basin and seeing...
by soplo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 413
Views: 69607

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Kite jumping how did you take that video? Saw no connection to your body but the video seemed to come from directly behind you. Kite? Speed 21? Back in town boys and girls. Hit the Grand Mesa this afternoon. Hitting it again tomorrow. Anybody up for it? Stupid light winds the Soul is still the answ...
by soplo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 413
Views: 69607

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Just noticed that as well and I'm interested, but not sure how much time I'll have. Might meet up there and just bail when it's time to go
by soplo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Tear repair
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Tear repair

Thanks all! Just to be safe, I ordered some ripstop sail tape, and it should get here before I use that kite again, so I'll give that a try. Good to know that Tear-Aid can work in a pinch though. I'm not gonna say I've never used Tear-Aid on LEI material... but just small tears. This one's bigger th...
by soplo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Tear repair
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Tear repair

I have a 2 inch tear with an angle, and have never fixed a foil kite before. Can I just use Tear-Aid Type A to do it? If it's good enough, I don't care how it looks. I got this used, and don't have a patch kit. It's an Ozone Access from 2013 or so. I also have another Access of about the same age, a...
by soplo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Making Turns?
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Making Turns?

Just coming back to say thanks again. Snuck off earlier this week for a quick session making turns downwind (or 45ish degrees). Sometimes "following the kite," skiing directly toward it, with relatively quick turns to keep tension. Before, I was always trying to make turns sideways or upwind. These ...
by soplo
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Making Turns?
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Making Turns?

Cool, thanks, it is helpful to watch while I'm thinking about these things. Last night I decided I'm going to try slower turns instead of quicker squiggly ones and go from there. Just get on one edge, find my way to the other one... see what happens. And yeah, for jumping, in my mind I want to just ...
by soplo
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Making Turns?
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Making Turns?

Thank you both, this is helpful (and will be even more helpful once I actually understand more of it). I had a breakthrough day yesterday and am looking forward to having a lot more control — it's even more fun when you know what you're doing! I'll start trying to get the feel for this cycle/rhythm,...
by soplo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Making Turns?
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Making Turns?

Can you please help me make sense of turning while you’re going downhill and/or across the flats? I’ve been experimenting with turns, but still learning, so here’s where I’m at (ignore any or all): 1. Can/do you make turns? And can you it freely, or just in certain conditions? 2. It seems like when ...
by soplo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 413
Views: 69607

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Matt, what does 'blow like stink' mean — gusty, too strong, or something else? Looks like a straight west wind, and I was halfway considering going, but couldn't. For next time (Monday looks similar but less gusty), I'm curious what to watch out for at BM. FWIW, I slightly prefer the east end becaus...

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