Power Kites

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Kite Slayer
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Power Kites

Postby Kite Slayer » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 05:45 PM

do any body do that power kiteing with snowbords and sleding and that stuf can you tell me if it is good or not





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Re: Power Kites

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Dec 06 2006, 10:45 PM

Do you suppose the kite you have would pull you? We could go try it this weekend if the wind and snow are right. Some one here mentioned using the kites to pull a sled. That'd be fun to try!

If it doesn't work you can power up with Star the wonder dog. :lol:

Some dummy bowled over KiteSlayer on the sledding hill last Friday, trying to sled down the hill and hold a dog on a lead. :roll:

KiteSlayer said, "Yea, I'm okay Mom!" :oops:
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Re: Power Kites

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Wed, Dec 06 2006, 11:07 PM

The sled has to have enough drag not to catch up to the kite and slack the lines or have enough of an edge to bite into the snow and be able to tack across the wind. Some people use short skis and some replace buggy wheels with blades. Lee Sedgwick always had a valentines day traction ice fly. I don't know the status of it since Sue (his wife) died. Legend has it he once fell through the ice and had enough presence of mind not to let go of the stack of Rev Is he was flying and flew them into the center of the window and pulled himself out of the water. As with most of the stories, Lee will neither confirm or deny. Lee is also often credited with being the first person to put standoffs on a sport kite, the first to stack Revs, the first to 3D fly a Rev ....

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Re: Power Kites

Postby Draftnik » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 09:22 AM

Hum, interesting...maybe the runner sled would work, the one with the red metal runners and a steering bar.

The city shut down the local sledding hills last year. :( To go sledding around here we have to drive outa town, or make do with the small knolls and snow piles. We just might start somthing if folks find out there's a way to sled off hill!





8) That's quiet a legend tha he pulled himslef outa the ice with a kite!
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Re: Power Kites

Postby awindofchange » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 01:19 PM

Peter Lynn Kite Sled

Here is some info that will help ya out.
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Re: Power Kites

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 08:57 PM

The sled looks good, putting sharp blases on a buggy always seems dangerous

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Re: Power Kites

Postby awindofchange » Fri, Dec 08 2006, 12:40 PM

The sharp blades work great on ice and I know of quite a few people who ride ice buggies (and boards) and get some pretty awesome speeds out of them. Like ice skates, you do have to worry about the blades which could turn pretty ugly if not respected properly. Like is mentioned in the article, ice blades do not work at all in the soft stuff. On the other hand I don't think the snow buggy would work that well on the ice....
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Re: Power Kites

Postby denverberry » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 02:11 AM

If I'm not fishing I don't want to be on the ice... Just me though.

I'd be all over a snow buggy though!
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Re: Power Kites

Postby sodfarmkiter » Wed, Apr 02 2008, 11:37 PM

This year i tried to use a snowboard and a set of snow skis. The board wasn't really for me but the skis were sweet! I didn't really have time to modify my buggy for the snow, but maybe next year. Now peter lynn seems to have a rig for everything. Heres one for water...
http://www.canadianwindrider.com/produc ... tecat.html

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Re: Power Kites

Postby brownssl » Sun, Sep 14 2008, 02:32 PM

i just ordered a ozone cult 3.5 cant wait to get it
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Re: Power Kites

Postby illmnxmaiev04 » Sat, May 14 2011, 10:13 AM

The beauty of it, is that it collapses without breaking anything. I don't think it has any fiberglass rods or anything like that.


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