Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Forum for snow- and landkiters
User avatar
mmclimbhigh
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Kiting since: 2016
Local Beach: MiraMaui
Style: Snowkite (Windsurf h2o)
Gear: Ozone Summit
Brand Affiliation: Liquid Solar
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby mmclimbhigh » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:02 am

Way to get after it Matt! Gotta love the rare Ridgway session. I'll keep it on my radar. Big Mac is looking good tomorrow...

User avatar
matthepp
Frequent Poster
Posts: 464
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Kino Bay
Red Mountain Pass
Style: Rich
Gear: OR Flite 15m
OR Razor 12m
BD Carbon Megawatts
Space Pickle
Brand Affiliation: Alpine Edge Engineering
Location: Ridgway
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:35 pm

PSA: The regular Big Mac area is heavily wind scoured and slabbed, except for very small pockets of softer snow. US Basin was much softer yesterday and worked well with good NW winds, especially at the top end of the cirque. The sun was out and the temps were balmy!
20200213_145029.jpg
20200213_141132.jpg
US Basin track 2-20.jpg

PDCK
Medium Poster
Posts: 88
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:41 pm
Gear: Ozone.
Epic.
Axis.
WH.
Location: Colorado.....for now
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:27 am

Awesome Matt!
3” of ice is a bit thin for my taste though! :lol:
Pictures of US basin look amazing, I never kited there! How long is the skin part compare to usual BigMac launch?
Tomorrow i am going for the Upper Bear creek. Hoping the wind will be less S and more WNW, wrap around and give me the goods! !
I ll be on first #8 chair if someone want to join.

User avatar
matthepp
Frequent Poster
Posts: 464
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Kino Bay
Red Mountain Pass
Style: Rich
Gear: OR Flite 15m
OR Razor 12m
BD Carbon Megawatts
Space Pickle
Brand Affiliation: Alpine Edge Engineering
Location: Ridgway
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:24 am

Mickey,
Just think light thoughts and go fast! I was actually wearing a PFD and picks of life but was glad that I didn't need to use them.

The US Basin skin is maybe 15 minutes longer than the normal Big Mac approach. Or do the regular and kite traverse south and drop in via 25-30 degree slopes.

I am up in the front range this week and need to give a big shout out to all the Lake Dillon locals and especially Chris Clay. Chris was nice enough to go out of his way to pick me up to join him at the Lake. We also had a great excursion up to the alpine today even though the wind did not cooperate. Chris is starting up an enterprise giving lessons at Lake Dillon and I can say that Chris is very focused on safety while learning. He is trying hard to continue building the Colorado snowkite community so look him up if you need pro teaching, etc.
vasquez 2-20.jpg


Return to “Snow / Land”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron