Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Next Snowkite Clinic

The next Kite Clinic is this Sunday (3/22).

For less than the price of a lift ticket, you can learn how to snowkite. Check out the rest of our blog for pics and videos to see what's posssible with this limitless sport.

Cost: $45 (4-6 hours)

Location: Near Colorado Springs

Registration: snowkitecolorado@gmail.com



Learn the fundamentals of snowkiting through local instructors.

In this Clinic we cover:

  • Wind dynamics and the wind window
  • Safe wind and weather conditions
  • Proper rigging
  • How to steer and control the kite
  • Board and kite dynamics

By the end of the session you will have a working knowledge of snowkiting and most participants are up and riding with the kite.

Kites are provided. Bring your snowboard/skis, helmet, appropriate clothing, and a lunch.

Colorado Springs has many awesome areas for snowkiting, but our favorite for learning is Eleven Mile reservoir (an hour from the springs) because of it's consistent wind, smooth surface, wide open area and stunning setting. Clinics can also be held closer to town if participants prefer.

Registration email: snowkitecolorado@gmail.com

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sweet DIY Custom Earphones

I just discovered the what may be the best iPod product ever. EarFuze sells a kit to make really comfortable, custom earbuds. These things are amazing. Perfect if you enjoy kiting to music. Once in, they're not coming out.


EarFuze iPod earbuds start at $24. Buy them at earfuze.com


Monday, February 26, 2007

Project: Cloud 9 Teaser

Excellent footage east of Denver during January shot by the Project: Cloud 9 crew.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Colorado's Big Snowkite Event

4th Annual Therapy Sessions
March 9-11, 2007
Dillon Reservoir. Summit County, Colorado.



This event draws kiters from all over the United States. More info at snowkitetherapysessions.com.

Free entry, demos and beginner lessons for anyone wanting to participate. Don't miss the BBQ, pumping tunes, swag and after-party. You can freeride in the park or take off out onto the lake to explore for miles. Downwinders from the Dam or an impromptu winduro race are some other possibilities.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Transcend Kiteboarding



Designed right here in Colorado Springs, Transcend Kiteboarding makes some of the coolest kiting apparel around. Transcend captures the vibe of the sport without the feeling that your advertising for a kite brand. Check em out...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Project: Cloud 9

The Colorado Plains are in Epic condition this winter!



Check out Motz's Project: Cloud 9 blog to see what his crew has been doing on the plains of Colorado.

"Project Cloud 9 actually started over a month ago (unexpected) here in Colorado. After two blizzards and non-stop snow storms we have been kiting like crazy around here. Basically everything east of Denver is unreal with a couple feet of powder and smooth winds nearly everyday. It's been hard to get this site going knowing there is some of the best riding ever just 20 minutes away. "

"Well we are filming still here in Denver and we are not going anywhere. We have all decided that this is the place to be in the US and it's crazy insane. Pat and I have kited every afternoon..."

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Entropy

A sick video out of Norway

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Baffin Island Kiting

Andrew McLean has stunning photos on his site of two trips to Baffin Island to kite the fjords and lay first descents on gnarly couloirs.

Colorado Snowkiting DVD

Colorado snowkiter Paul "Motz" Macaj has a couple of great feature length DVD's out. Check out his site kitesnowboarder.com to see the trailers.

From the deep champagne powder and natural terrain of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah to the rails and kickers of Colorado. 20/10 has new camera angles which includes the mindblowing view of Chasta's helmet cam. From freestyle to big mountain riding, backed with a sick soundtrack, 20/10 is sure to deliver.


Featuring the riding of Guillaume "Chasta" Chastagnol Dave Tyburski James Brown Paul "Motz" Macaj Remi Meum and more...

The Next Chapter

Monday, January 8, 2007

Pikes Avy

This weekends nuking winds loaded up the east facing bowl on the northwest flank of Pikes and caused it to cut loose on saturday.

This was a big slide for this time of the year.


El Nino has been working his magic, keeping the storms tracking south and bringing winter back to the southern front range. Its been a while since we had a good winter and Ulr is welcome to reek havoc as long as he likes.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Classic Images

A kite can get you places you normally couldn't go on a snowboard...




Saturday, December 16, 2006

Island in the Sky

Southern Colorado's limitless potential




Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Need for Speed


51.5 miles in 2:45 with a top speed of 47 miles and hour. In the image below the upwind distance was made in about 20 minutes!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Pikes Peak

Kiting at 13,000 feet is unreal!