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« on: November 24, 2010, 09:49 AM »

I don't get a chance to fly the snow very often - yesterday was one of the few times that I've been able to try it.

I had a great time.  Tip stabs were amazing fun - the kite would literally just stick there partially held in position by the snow. You also get nice visibility, since the entire background is white - if only I had brought my camera!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 10:13 AM »

I flown this morning.  No snow here.  Wink

The Vancouver snow should be ours.  Look like the climate has changed.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 10:48 AM »

No snow here in hawaii yet... Maybe tomorrow snow will come in, my fingers crossed.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 01:06 PM »

Watch out for frozen tip stabs.  You just have to be a little bit more careful with ground work on the snow.  I love flying on a snow field on a sunny day.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 02:04 PM »

We've had a week of weather quite a bit chillier than we usually get along with a few cm of snow. The park's pond had a thin skim of ice on it when I took these pics but it's been cold enough the last few days that you can skate on it now.




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Watch out for frozen tip stabs.

The ice was still slushy enough that I could tip stab it into the ice and the kite would stay there, so I could get close enough to get a closer shot than my old digicam's zoom would allow.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 05:47 PM »

I didn't get a chance to go out... but flying in the snow sounds like a good time.  Later this winter perhaps.

on second thought, I don't know how I feel about flying in 19 degrees...

Any pictures of your outing Tom?

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 09:56 PM »



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When it snows... every field is a kite field
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 10:23 AM »

I didn't get a chance to go out... but flying in the snow sounds like a good time.  Later this winter perhaps.

on second thought, I don't know how I feel about flying in 19 degrees...

Any pictures of your outing Tom?



In has been cold here in the PNW!  I literally had a layer of ice hanging on my lower spreaders when I called it a day - good times.  Smiley

I can do one better than pictures - I took some video yesterday. 

I've actually been experimenting with different ways to capture video while flying.  Check it out.......

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=4398.0

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 10:53 PM »

last winter in the netherlands

fresh snow is coming this week  Smiley


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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 07:47 AM »

I'm jealous of all of you! No snow so far this year for me. Had my first sprinkle of it on thanksgiving, but it was for a few mins, and never stuck. Looking forward to flying in the snow again.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 04:32 AM »

It's okay in the 30s and 40s in the winter. Any colder than that and it's COLD!
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 09:24 AM »

Almost exactly zero degrees here last night.
Fahrenheit, that is.  Not Celsius.
Snow everywhere.  But no wind to speak of.  If I did have any wind, the muddy field back of my cottage would be nicely frozen over, and I could nudge the sheep out of the way and try out my new Silver Fox!
I've never yet tried kiting in wellies  ...
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 02:12 PM »

In northern Michigan the facts are you get alot more cold weather than warm, so you just adapt.  Above 20 degrees...light gloves, below 20, thicker gloves.  I own a DN iceboat and always take along a couple of kites.  I "share rides" with the wife, so when she is out for a run, I'm flying kites.  As for the cold, if your dressed warm enough to iceboat across the lake at 30 to 50 mph, your dressed plenty warm for kite flying.
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 02:46 PM »

Herman Plattje took this one...
love the picture!


From his folder on picasa
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