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First Snowkite Session of the Season - Big Horns

 
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noah

Since 19 Oct 2006
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Bozeman, Montana
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PostSat Nov 18, 17 2:10 pm    First Snowkite Session of the Season - Big Horns Reply with quote

Write up of my last few days in the Big Horns:

https://ozonekites.com/news/article/first-sessions-of-the-season

Thanks for reading and see ya out there,
Noah

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dpow

Since 13 May 2011
83 Posts
Seattle, WA
 



PostTue Nov 28, 17 8:12 pm     Reply with quote

I really miss the bighorns. moved from bozeman to seattle in 2013 and havent made it back. It is amazing there.

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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P-town
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PostWed Nov 29, 17 10:03 am    Re: First Snowkite Session of the Season - Big Horns Reply with quote

noah wrote:
Write up of my last few days in the Big Horns:

https://ozonekites.com/news/article/first-sessions-of-the-season

Thanks for reading and see ya out there,
Noah



Nice write up Noah about your trip! Keep the posts coming you lucky dog.

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Windstoked

Since 21 May 2013
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PostThu Nov 30, 17 4:08 pm     Reply with quote

Noah,
I enjoyed your review of the new Ozone Blizzard. I'm looking at moving into foil kites for snowkiting and want to get more info about the Blizzard as well as Ozone's Hyperlink and any other foil kites you may have used for snowkiting.
The Hyperlink can be flown as either an open or closed cell while the Blizzard is open cell only, and I've read that closed-cell foils are more stable in gusty conditions and less likely to collapse, so for powered kiteloops would it be better than the Blizzard?
Do you think a closed-cell kite would be safer for gliding as well?
The Blizzard is a lower aspect kite than the Hyperlink and thus seems like it would loop faster. Is that your experience?
The easier landing/folding up for open cell foils makes them better for climbing a mountain to freeride down, so having that option makes the Hyperlink a more versatile snowkite, not to mention the closed option allows the Hyperlink to also be used on the water, so maybe it's worth the extra money. Do you use the same foil for snow and water?
Thanks. Also, any other snowkiters with opinions on foils are encouraged to chime in here as well.

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noah

Since 19 Oct 2006
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PostThu Nov 30, 17 11:04 pm     Reply with quote

Windstoked, I sent you a message.

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AKkiter

Since 31 Aug 2008
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Portlandia
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PostWed Dec 06, 17 10:40 pm     Reply with quote

Nice write up Noah- way to get after it per usual. Hope you guys are having fun this week!

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