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I have posted a few times proposed outings to go snowkiting. I mostly received responses saying "I can't do it but it would be so cool to try". 


So, if someone's interested I would be happy to give snowkite lessons to whoever thinks it's cool enough to try:)  It'd be 100CHF/1.5hrs with me providing all the gear, of course.


the dates and locations of course depend on the actual conditions, so if u r interested please shoot me a message/reply here, or give me a shout at 0786034551


This weekend the conditions will be perfect (snow is there and bise is blowing), so I will most likely go to Chasseron. Les Rasses has a great place to teach kite basics;)

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I have posted a few times proposed outings to go snowkiting. I mostly received responses saying "I can't do it but it would be so cool to try". 


So, if someone's interested I would be happy to give snowkite lessons to whoever thinks it's cool enough to try:)  It'd be 100CHF/1.5hrs with me providing all the gear, of course.


the dates and locations of course depend on the actual conditions, so if u r interested please shoot me a message/reply here, or give me a shout at 0786034551


This weekend the conditions will be perfect (snow is there and bise is blowing), so I will most likely go to Chasseron. Les Rasses has a great place to teach kite basics;)


cisioFeb 2, 2012 @ 15:17
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Re: snowkite lessons
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Hi, what size kites do you use for snowkiting? I have been kitesurfing and have my kite here, but guess you probably use 2 or 3m kites?


 


All the best,


Nick

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Hi, what size kites do you use for snowkiting? I have been kitesurfing and have my kite here, but guess you probably use 2 or 3m kites?


 


All the best,


Nick


Nick Shiroi, Feb 2, 2012 @ 15:36
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Nick, not at all. 2-3m kites are good on ice with skates only. In powder snow u need the same kite size as you would use on water. Depending on the spot, if u want to go uphill you need the same size even on packed snow.


 


K.

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Nick, not at all. 2-3m kites are good on ice with skates only. In powder snow u need the same kite size as you would use on water. Depending on the spot, if u want to go uphill you need the same size even on packed snow.


 


K.


cisio, Feb 2, 2012 @ 15:41
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Cool, so there can be a lot of power then!! Do you use skis or a snowboard? Or do you teach on buggies? I have all the kitesurfing gear here and had considered it but no more... Do you use similar harnesses?


Nick

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Cool, so there can be a lot of power then!! Do you use skis or a snowboard? Or do you teach on buggies? I have all the kitesurfing gear here and had considered it but no more... Do you use similar harnesses?


Nick


Nick Shiroi, Feb 2, 2012 @ 15:49
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Cool, so there can be a lot of power then!! Do you use skis or a snowboard? Or do you teach on buggies? I have all the kitesurfing gear here and had considered it but no more... Do you use similar harnesses?

Nick


Feb 2, 12 15:49

Absolutely you do pretty much the same stuff with the kite as on water, except for some launching and landing tricks. But you need power to boost the jumps man!;) Harness can be identical, no problem. There are dedicated snowkite harnesses if you are up to spending extra cash. I find it of liittle use.


I use skis mostly because I can walk with them, and u can also edge harder for better pop. Landing is trickier on skis though. On powpow a snowboard is clearly better.

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Absolutely you do pretty much the same stuff with the kite as on water, except for some launching and landing tricks. But you need power to boost the jumps man!;) Harness can be identical, no problem. There are dedicated snowkite harnesses if you are up to spending extra cash. I find it of liittle use.


I use skis mostly because I can walk with them, and u can also edge harder for better pop. Landing is trickier on skis though. On powpow a snowboard is clearly better.


cisio, Feb 2, 2012 @ 16:08
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Hi,


I just saw your message and I'll be interested to do some kitesnow... are you still available and motivated to teach snowkiting?


 


Thanks


David

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Hi,


I just saw your message and I'll be interested to do some kitesnow... are you still available and motivated to teach snowkiting?


 


Thanks


David


david b, Dec 14, 2012 @ 08:35
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This sounds GREAT!


The lessons still on?


Are you a qualified teacher, or just a good snowkiter teaching others (which is no problem, just to know)?


Nir

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This sounds GREAT!


The lessons still on?


Are you a qualified teacher, or just a good snowkiter teaching others (which is no problem, just to know)?


Nir


Nir Ofek, Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:36
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This sounds GREAT!

The lessons still on?

Are you a qualified teacher, or just a good snowkiter teaching others (which is no problem, just to know)?

Nir


Dec 14, 12 10:36

LOL, Nir, there are no "qualified teachers" in snowkiting. Or, should I say, there are qualified ones but not "certified" ones, if that's what you meant.


I am just an experienced kiter (water+snow) who sometimes teaches others. 

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LOL, Nir, there are no "qualified teachers" in snowkiting. Or, should I say, there are qualified ones but not "certified" ones, if that's what you meant.


I am just an experienced kiter (water+snow) who sometimes teaches others. 


cisio, Dec 14, 2012 @ 18:58
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Hi,

I just saw your message and I'll be interested to do some kitesnow... are you still available and motivated to teach snowkiting?

 

Thanks

David


Dec 14, 12 08:35

David, Nir,


 


I haven't really kicked off this season yet. In Switzerland the right combination of wind and snow conditions is too irregular to predict or make it a regular activity. But I will be posting if there will be good conditions ahead, and I will have the time to teach.


 


K.

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David, Nir,


 


I haven't really kicked off this season yet. In Switzerland the right combination of wind and snow conditions is too irregular to predict or make it a regular activity. But I will be posting if there will be good conditions ahead, and I will have the time to teach.


 


K.


cisio, Dec 14, 2012 @ 19:01
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Hi Cisio,


I am interested too. I can kitesurf but I am not really good (advanced beginner I would say), do we need an advanced level for kitsnow?


Also, I have no kite equipment (no kite, no harness...) at the moment. Is there a way to rent?


Maxime

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Hi Cisio,


I am interested too. I can kitesurf but I am not really good (advanced beginner I would say), do we need an advanced level for kitsnow?


Also, I have no kite equipment (no kite, no harness...) at the moment. Is there a way to rent?


Maxime


Maxime C, Dec 14, 2012 @ 21:09
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