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RomeUtah
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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby RomeUtah » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:51 am

For Water:
Travel 23 min, 1 hour each way, depending on the spot
Ride for 1 to 4 hours
Tired after sesh but not into next day.
For Snow:
Travel 1 hr 15 min or 2 hr depending on the spot
Ride for at least 2 hours unless wind is too punchy
Tired into next day early season, getting used to the altitude, not at all mid way through season on

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby decay » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:04 am

80% of my sessions I get into wetsuit at my house and walk 5min to beach with my gear.

Average session is a little over 1hr

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby Rojbrown » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:12 am

3hrs one way. boat launch for session. each about 1-1/2 long. 2-3 depending on length of day/water temp/air temp. Desert conditions summer and thick wetsuit winter. Hate/hate/hate the donning of the wetsuit for the second session in the winter. 3hrs home. Exhausted

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby Greenturtle » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:13 am

Distance: variable, I like diversity of spots.
Duration: usually fairly long, 3 to 5hrs+ (including a break or two if its an all-day kind of session).
Result: generally pretty beat, followed by euforia, then feeling like a well-used rubber band the next morning, but regaining normalcy by noon or so.

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby Herman » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:35 am

1. 100m walk pulling a hand cart.
2. 2hrs average including rigging
3. Exhausted - sometimes have a nap after, growing old is a bitch. But rarely stops me kiting the following day.


Alternatives are 20min and 60min drive to cover non prevailing wind direction. Occasionally have a land session after a water session if conditions go that way. Often people say I am lucky but my reply is no I planned it that way. Can skate & MTB local but have to drive to kite with skateboard.

Kiting Atlantic weather systems.

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby qba-epp11 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:39 am

45 min in one way

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby fernmanus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:40 am

Water 40 to 90 minutes. I ride 5 different spots
Ride for 2 to 3 hours
Tired only if the wind is strong

Snow 75 minutes to 2 hours
Ride for 3 to 6 hours
Tired only on the longer sessions

Between snow & water average about 150 to 200 sessions per year. Rode a lot more in 2020. :thumb:

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby Kristan » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:30 am

Water:
- 2-4 hours car trip, depends on traffic
- 3-4 hours of riding
- Barely walking when I get out of my car

Snow:
- 1.30 to 2 hours car ride
- 2-3 hours of riding
- Barely walking when I get out of my car

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby Kerplow » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:38 am

As I have a caravan near the coast, it is a weekend trip for me. If a look 5 years back, I barely missed a weekend during 4-5 months of kite season.

1. 4 Hours driving one way (350km)
2. Depends on conditions, but on average 2 to 5 hours per day.
3. Nice evenings with a sip of rum near the campfire with 0 energy left :)

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Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

Postby deldenk » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:56 am

1. 2h - 3h to the spot
2. 2x2h
3. during winter I‘m mostly unable to kite the next day


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