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Post best way?
hi everybody, just started snowkiting, and im having a few problems with skiing side, the kite side is ok but being no skier thats where the problems start, has anybody else had this problem and how long did it take to get used to the skiing side of things, cheers ice.


Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:22 am
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Ice,

I'm not a kiteskier (yet), but I've heared most people can pick up snowkiting on skis within a day or two. Perhaps if you give us some additional information we can better help you. What's going wrong when you ski, what equipment are you on (kite, skis, harness)?

I'll see if I can find someone who's more experienced with kiteskiing to help out also.

Also, thanks for posting a new Switzerland location in the locations section! Do you have a photo?

Good luck,
Eric


Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:08 pm

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hi Eric, well its not the tools its me, i think you answered my question a couple of days to ski, just find it very strange to be on ski's, i think its very alien, will ty and get a photo a bit later thanks again ....ice


Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:18 pm
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here is the deal ICE...
when you are kite sking....and running the skis side ways and or tacking with the kite....you are essentially turning the entire time in comparison to the ski mountain or gravity powered skiing experience...what you need to do is keep the kite powered in the 12-3 (right tack) and or the 9-12 position (left tack) (wind clock wise..) then basically keep the pressure on the down wind ski edge...and maybe partial weight on the upwind ski for balance and distribution of power to the skis as a whole unit......experiement with legs and angulation and pressure etc..
basically remember that flying the KITE is going to be the control for movement so be sure that if your having problems that it is first found in perhaphs your kite flying then check out the way you are skiing it will then come naturally...

Good Luck. go to Utah in March for the 25 26 Masters event..
Crabnebula
OZONE KITES ARE BETTER THAN SLINGSHOT


Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:35 pm
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hi crabnebula
thanks for that i can see your point with the skis will try all that next time, thanks again.....ice


Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:01 am
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