Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ice Kiting!

Today Nate and I headed out to Nokomis to try our kites out on something that actually moves. We've been practicing flying while standing/running/dragging for a while, and were really anxious to be able to actually move with the kites. Soooo, today we broke out our ice skates and headed to the lake. It was a beautiful day -- warm, sunny, and with thick, smooth ice. The winds were light (~10mph), but that was all we needed for the skates. It's amazing how fast you can get going, even with just a light wind. It's an awesome feeling to be gliding along at close to 20mph with the only sound being the kitelines whistling in the wind. It's surreal, and I'm totally hooked. We managed to come away with about 2.5 hours of Kite time, no major bruises or injuries, and some great experience. We even met a couple of the local riders and got some tips. Can't wait for next time -- definitely going to try to get some bigger air.

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