Peter,PS: "Land" hangtime jumps are ridiculous to talk about and compare with "water" - I think we all can agree on that
Because we've seen so many posts regarding long hangtimes on land !fernmanus wrote:Peter,PS: "Land" hangtime jumps are ridiculous to talk about and compare with "water" - I think we all can agree on that
So you like to jump, but you think it is ridiculous to talk about and compare land and water. Why???
I too love to jump and I like to boost big. I love boosting big on the water, but I have to tell you I really like the incredibly long jumps on the snow. Like I said before, I am surprised by the dismissive attitude of some water-only kiteboarders. A good comparison is for a kiter that only has kited on flat water to dismiss waves, "Oh, you can't count big jumps off of waves, the ramp of the wave is helping you get additional boost."
Thank you for sharing your opinion. I agree that there is a point where jumping ends and gliding begins. Clearly, I have an agenda. I think all water kiters should at least try the snow. My experience has been that some water kiters dismiss the snow the same way some wakeboarders and surfers dismiss kiteboarding. The big air, gliding aspect of snow kiting is amazing. Maybe the correlation with jumping on the water may not be direct. Jumping behind a boat on a wakeboard does not correlate directly with jumps on a kiteboard. However, big air is big air.
Good Question - it depends on the snow surface and how high you go as well as the wind quality where you are kiting. Some people have made the blanket statement that snowkiting is more dangerous. I don't agree. I think it is as safe as kiting on the water. The dangers snowkiting are similar to the water (obstacles, poor wind quality, squalls). Squalls are more difficult to see coming on the snow. However, they are far less frequent.Is snow kiting more dangerous?
lol! I can't wait. Maybe this weekend if there is wind.The Right Stuff wrote:So do it!mobettah wrote: Me, I'm a beginner looking to do that first boost before the summer is out!
The first one doesn't have to be pretty. Go left, keep going in a straight line, pull with your right hand. Do a couple pulls slowly, if you wish, then pull hard and leave the Earth. It's unavoidable, really, and feels great. Once you're up there, pull down on the left hand. Smile, and repeat in the other direction.
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