The progenitors of modern winter kiting steel were surfing, skiing under sail. Today, this sport is successfully developing not only on the water. Athletes ride on the surface of the Earth with all sorts of obstacles to Mountain Bordes, on a snowboard with a parachute in the snow. The sport allows extremals to control wind gusts, having a lot of positive emotions with a powerful dose of adrenaline.
Riding under the dome on the board, skiing or skating in the snow is not only a sport for extremals, but simply active rest. The main element of kite is a wing — parachute for which generates thrust intensity, creating lifting force. It is possible to ride with such an air serpent: on a frozen lake or a river, snow-covered field, a ski slope.
You can try to ride anywhere, while the strong wind is not particularly needed. When using parachute-kite, when lifting on a mountain hill, followed by descent on the wing, an amazing force, harmony of nature opens in front of the rider. Having skiing, snowboarding board and kite, you can turn the weightless winter day into the adventure filled with adrenaline.
For the first time, the method of ride on the snow cover under the charge of the air snake was able to turn into the life of the German athlete-paraglider about fifty years ago. Freyrider made himself with a parachute, successfully maneuvering under the dome. A little later, skiers, lovers of skates became a little later.
Developing, Kite Snowboarding has become a professional species, peculiar techniques were formed, execution techniques. Every year in those places on the planet, where there are appropriate climates and platforms, there are competitors of various levels:
The first club of snowboard lovers with an air kite appeared in Russia from the end of the nineties. Currently, a large number of kite centers are opened, where newcomers are trained with slipping under the wing. Similar schools also provide rental equipment for flights.
For those who wish to master this art, it is desirable to start slipping along the freshly buried snow cover. Modern kite’s wings carry out movement in any direction. However, the most natural riding is perpendicular to the air masses. Having learned to feel the air flow, control the wing, you can easily return to the point on the ground, from where the start starts. The distance that Rider passes will depend on his desire, experience, endurance.
Unlike the water kite of surfing, wishing to master, you can not search for flights the right place in warm edges. The climatic conditions and the terrain of the greater territory of Russia allow you to ride in many regions of the country.
A good option, if you wish to learn the art of riding skiing and chalkboard with an air kite, will appeal to a special school. Classes in such centers are under the supervision of experienced mentors who will help to avoid all errors. In such schools, the purchase of the necessary equipment disappears, since in the course of training, all equipment is issued to a novice athlete absolutely free.
Trying to independently, you should remember a couple of tips:
For beginner kaiter, the ability to move with a small burden has a great importance. It is necessary to comply with the safety requirement. Low clouds should be watched, as it is the priority cause of the cyclone wind. It will create a strong twist, which are very dangerous not only for beginners.
To avoid fatal errors, the buzz must remember that when starting, buildings, high trees should be located at least 90 meters below the wind. Carefully reading the parachute instruction, it is necessary to adhere to the exact coincidence of the strength of the current air flows with the specified optimal range in the passport.
For adrenaline lovers who want to master the parachute for snowboarding or other sports equipment, equipped with secure platforms around the world.
Anyone who does not even have special physical training may be engaged in this sport. However, some contraindications still exist:
Being quite honeycomb, descent on a snowy board requires an athlete of iron health. However, snowkaiting — so began to be called a parachute, as the sport turned out to be less dangerous.
For winter kaiting ride, it will take:
When choosing a sail, kaiter specialists recommend buying a universal demi-season wing. After all, such equipment can be used to slide along the water surface. However, the newcomers will need a training miniature dome, with which it will be easier to master the piloting skills.
In addition to the main types of parachutes-wings, there are several more varieties that are called differently. Such elements also fully create lifting force.
Standard domes are two types:
Required equipment and accessories for snowouting, kaitsurfing, SiteLoguding can be purchased at the Sportmaster’s store, where products of well-known brands of decent quality are presented.
Training on aerobatic kites, it is worth remembering that:
Imagine a picture: Dazzling Sun, Fresh Wind, Salted Sea Air, And You Carry on Water Board. And the giant air serpent is relevant above you, which is rapidly pulling you forward. Mustache? Then, perhaps, fascinating and extreme, kaitsurfing, is what you need?
Kaitsurfing is a special kind of surfing, in which you slide on the water on the board, and a small parachute is attached to your waist or, as professionals call, air serpent. The word «kite» is just and denotes the «air snakes». It is kite in the process of skating you will catch the wind to rapidly rush through the waves. Advanced surfers are not only easily controlled with this parachute, but can also do real tricks in the air, taking off from the board and making incredible bats and jumps.
In order to master the wisdom of kaitsurfing, it is not necessary to be able to ride on a blackboard or be windsurfer. You can learn how to manage kite and from scratch, you will only have to pay enough time.
You can comprehend the art of kitesurfing where it is warm enough to not freeze in water during training, as well as in places where smooth and fairly strong wind blowing along the coast. The main Mecca of KiteSerfers traditionally considered the Egyptian resorts of El Guna and Dahab, but also besides them there are enough places where you can practice ride on waves with an air snake. Greek Rhodes, Spanish Andalusia, Vietnam, Hawaii, Venezuela, Some Resorts of Thailand, Lakes in the north of Italy (Garda) and South of Germany (Garda) and the South of Germany (Ammesee) are popular among the Kaitsefer. In the Moscow region, surfers were chosen for training with Kite Plescheyevo Lake, near Pereslavl-Zalessky.
To master the kaitsurfing technique, you will have to stock up the fairing share of patience and curaza. Good sports preparation does not hurt. The simplest dating courses with the kite surfing system are held during the weekends, on which you will be taught to choose for yourself a suitable kite, collect and disassemble it, as well as manage and catch the wind on land and in water. Provided that you are in good fitness and friendly with water sports, already during such a course you can try to master the technique of getting up on the waterboard from the water with a briber kite.
If you are determined, planning a vacation in such a place where you can do a week or individually every day.
In other cases, you will have to make all your persistence and spend not one day off in order to confidently and firmly dissect water stroit, standing on the board. That is why, if you are determined, planning a vacation in such a place where you can do a week to another every day in a group or individually under the guidance of an experienced trainer.
Before with the head to plunge into the delights of Kaitsurfing, keep in mind that, like any extreme sport, kaitsurfing is quite traumatic. Therefore, getting involved in this sport, it is especially important to carefully comply with security techniques. That is why, by the way, professionals advise the kaitsurfing school and instructor choosing pickyly and with great attention. Preferably learning in the native language to avoid misunderstanding, which can lead to injury.
Choosing a school, be sure to learn its program. After the standard base course of kite surfing, you must receive the following knowledge:
It will be optimal to go to kaitsurfing courses with someone from friends or with your loved one. After all
Be prepared for the fact that at first you can not get anything, and give yourself enough time to get used to the new sport for yourself and learn its technique. In order to avoid while in the water, take care that you have a suitable neoprene suit for you. And in order to protect yourself from injuries, purchase or rent a helmet.
Kaitsurfing today is one of the popular hobbies in Europe, and on the eve of the New Year, such a course scheduled for the nearest holiday can become an excellent gift for your second half.
If you want to wait for the onset of summer to you in short, and you are not going to tropical countries yet, there is no need to postpone the development of this sport for later. After all, Kaitsurfing has a winter variation called snowouting. So, if you are going to the ski resort and are looking for new impressions, try winter kaiting. Kite will give you a high speed on the track and feel the excitement and energy of the present race. For such skiing, as a rule, long mountain skiing with a large radius of rotation and, occasionally, snowboarding are used.
In short, if you are extremal in the soul and want to start a new year with new, then try skating with a kite in its summer or winter variation. Regardless of whether you will pull you kite on snow-covered tracks or water spaces, a sense of flight and delight from new sensations are guaranteed.
Or a snow surface board under the influence of wind power with an air snake (kite, eng. Kite). Also, this sport is called snowouting, kiteboarding, snackingboarding, but these words are hardly negligent in Russian, and therefore we will forget about them :).
Winter kaiting — Running with wind
Kite consists of
Skating is happening:
Experienced athletes can perform various tricks on Cite
For Snowouachting, you will need:
Progress does not stand still, and since kaiting in the snow has received its development, kiting equipment is becoming more and comfortable.
Professionals advise to buy all-season universal kite, as it can be used in summer for riding water.
However, if you are a beginner, to start to master the principles of management of kite you will need
Full sports kites are two types:
There are some differences between or skiing from the mountain and skiing. These differences determine the corresponding difference in equipment.
You will need special or snowboarding clothes:
For winter kiting, a frozen reservoir or a snowy field is suitable
Kaiting in winter is possible in a variety of places, it can be frozen reservoir, field or slope. If your choice fell on the frozen lake, it is necessary to make sure that the ice has a thickness of 10 cm. This option has its own minuses: snow cover can be uneven, the ice and other unexpected dangerous obstacles, such as fishing gear, are possible.
The field is the most optimal choice, because Here is usually a smooth wind and sufficient snow cover. Small differences in the terrain, make snow riding more fascinating. Try to notice possible obstacles in the form of shrubs and stones. Pay attention to the power line.!
If you have already gained craftsmanship and became a professional in winter kaiting, you can draw your eyes on the mountains. But it must be borne in mind that the wind conditions in the mountains are complex, the wind is constantly changing the direction and from Caetera great skill is required.
You can begin to master the winter kite in January — February, and then in one winter season you will be completely able to gain good experience. You can learn independently, with the help of more experienced friends either using the instructor.
The big plus of winter kiting is that it is possible to find conditions for him in almost any region of the middle strip of Russia. Here is mainly flat terrain, long and snowy winter. Unlike, there is no need to look for a suitable reservoir or go to the warm sea edges for the raid lands.
Another big plus for beginners is the development of the Azov management techniques of Kite easier on the snow than on the water, and the wind requires less.
For skating in winter, only the wind is needed, plain, kite and board (skis). And forward, catch fresh wind and indescribable impressions!
Russia is increasingly gaining popularity with a new passion — kaitsurfing. Extremes ride snowboards, clinging for parachute. The two-time world champion Artem Garashchenko gave a master class site for exotic sports and told how to tune the kite «on the dial», about the «war» between athletes and fishermen and the choice of perfect ice.
Professional snowcayter Artem Garashchenko on his snowboard literally flies through the snow. Putting on a parachute, in a professional language — to Kite, he gains a speed of about 70 kilometers per hour and jumps into a height of 15 meters. At the age of 20, the guy has already become a two-time world champion, European champion, Russia, and in early January won the first stage of the Russian Cup in Kazan.
Snowouching, originated in the 70s on the slopes of the Alps, appeared in Russia in the late 90s, and Ekaterinburg reached only two thousandths.
Artem is engaged in this extreme sport for ten years. Now to catch it in Yekaterinburg with the beginning of the winter season is almost impossible. The other day he returned from the competition from Tatarstan, and at the time of publication had already set off on the following contests. But even in those rare moments when an athlete is at home, he does not leave his passion and trains on Chartasha. Here his father organized Kite Surf UBA Station, which is popular among many sailing extreme guards.
Before going to the ice, I go to the surf station with Artem — in a cozy room, where many medals and the athlete cups are stored, his ammunition is immediately organized by a small accessories store. First of all, Artem gives me protection: knee pads, shorts, helmet. Kite is an unpredictable thing, any incorrect action can cause a hard fall. An ordinary ski suit is suitable from clothes, as for snowboarding.
While I change clothes, Artem prepares a sports equipment for me: a snowboard, parachute, slings. All items we put in plastic sleigh. I ask: «Now where?». In response, Artem vaguely shows me somewhere deep into the surrounding lake.
According to Artem, it is necessary to ride on the distance from the shore not only in order not to fly on the trees or not crash into the stones. The farther from the ground, the smaller and stronger the wind blows. On the road, we bump into the Christmas branch, stuck in the hole in the ice. A tents can be seen on the horizon. As it turns out — fishermen. Between the calculations and the risks do not rarely occur.
Meanwhile, overcoming a considerable distance, we find a suitable place for ourselves. We leave all things and proceed to unravel the slings. Their length is 24 meters, in such a height of the parachute will be able to rise into the air.
At first, it’s inconvenient to disperse ropes in winter gloves, but your hands get used to. Experienced athletes do everything on the machine, says Artem. Then begin to lay out kite. As it turned out, Artem chose his championship parachute for me, with whom he won the Russian Cup stage in Kazan. Kite area of 15 square meters is one of the largest sails.
Pumping the support elements of kite up to 8 atmospheres, we begin to mount it to the slings. On the left and right side of two ropes that allow you to direct parachute and keep it under control.
The last thing to be done during preparation is to attach kite to yourself. On the body, we dress a trapeze with a hook for which the parachute clings. In the event of an emergency, two types of insurance are provided here. The first when pulling out the parachute on the ground, the second fully dismisses a person from an unmanaged projectile.
All the preparation took about 30 minutes, the head goes around on the number of different details. But Artem is joking, it is only the beginning. He begins to explain how to hold the parachute in the air. Before you raise it, we determine which way the wind blows. While the snowboard lies on the sidelines, but without him to keep the kite turns out not so simple. Of particular physical efforts, it is not worth it, but requires a strong concentration.
Gradually begins to manage to control the kite, a feeling appears when it is worth weakening the craving on the slings, and when the opposite increases, so as not to give it down. After a few exercises, it seems to me that I became the «god kaitsurfing», Artem brings me a snowboard.
It is worth noting that for snowcutting you need experience in skiing sports, otherwise training can last much longer. Fortunately, Artem does not have to teach me to ride more on the board. He explains: the main thing is to always hold on in the back of Kant (focus on the heels).
To his words, I already do not listen strongly, anticipating a long trip to snowing in the endless expanses of Chartasha. But the first gust of the wind in the literal sense lowers me to the ground. Despite all the prizes of the coach, I made a slope on the front Cant, and the meters parachute 10 drags me on the ground. Fortunately, on the head helmet.
Once on Earth, I myself put in front of myself a difficult task — climb to feet with the help of parachute traction. However, all my attempts end in that the kite rises into the air and collapses to earth from a huge height. Artem soothes, from such falls with equipment is unlikely to happen something.
While he is trying to give me some tips, Kite continues to wind me in the snow, the ski equipment turned out to be quite by the way.
After several unsuccessful attempts, when the wind slightly loosens, I finally manage with a naughty kite and get up to my feet. The wind immediately gave me the speed, and I literally fly on ice, in seconds leaving far behind my mentor walking on foot. At speed, the board becomes more controlled, and the parachute is kept in the air or thanks to my efforts, whether the wind is successfully caught. I was able to drive about 100 meters on the board — my personal record. But about trying to jump on it, speeches do not even go. It seems that the speed I scored decent. But Artem dies my ambitions — 15-20 kilometers per hour. Farm to the two-time world champion. In 2013, in Finland, Artem was able to accelerate to 78 kilometers per hour.
He notices for the beginner, I showed a completely good result. Usually he puts students for kite, about 6 hours, I also managed to go after 1.5 hours.
True, workouts fall into a penny. A complete set of outfit will cost approximately 100 thousand rubles, prices strongly affected the economic crisis, they rose twice. You can buy used equipment, which is enough for a short time. But spending you, you are unlikely to regret buying. From Kaitsurfing classes captures the Spirit. The huge plus kaitsurfing is that you can ride non-stop, whereas with snowboarding the mountain slope always has the end.
Snowkaiting is a sport in which the parachute or paraglider is used to slip through the snow. Inventory in this sport is used extremely different, and compared, for example, parachute and skiing according to the characteristics is not always obtained.
In Russia, Snowoukating only began to develop forces of few enthusiasts. However, manufacturers of goods for it will never be at a loss: Kaiter uses conventional skiing, snowboards, paragliding and other inventory used in many other sports. To understand all the nuances of this technique, such Internet resources helped us: peoplewind.ru, Kitteam.ru, Kiteportal.ru.
Snowouachting and kakesurfing are slightly different: equipment, skills and technique are the same. However, there is a specific set of rules that you need to know by leaving the snow-covered spot. In addition to warm clothes, it will take additional equipment, because winter kaiting is a solid surface with various obstacles and hazards.
Kaiting: Winter Features
In general, the size of Kite in winter is the same as in the summer. In winter, a decisive factor for choosing the size of kite is a surface. With the same wind on a shallow snow, the size of the kite is the same as on the water. Deep snow requires a larger area of Kite. Similarly, a solid surface, for example, a frozen lake, will allow you to ride a smaller size of kite in a weaker wind.
We all know that the wind can change during the bank. But you need to know some more subtleties of the winter season. The huge advantage of snowcate is that you can ride in a smaller wind than in the summer. However, there is also a disadvantage, this is the effect of surface quality on the terms of the banking. So riding the slope prepares a weaker wind at the foot and stronger on top. The best way to present windy conditions on a particular area is to imagine that the wind is a river flowing on the surface where you decide to ride. The presentation of the behavior of the wind on various sobs will help to avoid unpleasant situations and stay in a safe area.
Where to go ride?
A very important point is a choice of the start of the road and the route. As a rule, the best places of skiing can be found in a large number of kiteters and the presence of kiting schools, as well as kite shops located nearby. If there is no possibility to get to organized kite spot, we recommend that you follow the following tips. Ensure that there are enough snow on space so that possible obstacles have no danger (about 30 cm). It is pleasant to fall on deep snow, but it is very difficult to study. Do not begin to ride too weak wind, as well as in a pivy, thus avoid numerous disappointments. Make sure you run kite at a safe distance from the road, power lines. It is best to leave for spot with a comrade, especially the first time. Thus, you will quickly learn to adapt to the conditions of completely new, unfamiliar spots.
Clothing: Body warm
Properly selected clothing is the most important component of winter kiting. Often newly-made bits, incorrectly picking clothes, have discomfort. Compared to skating on the slope of snowciting requires much more energy costs. In proper clothes, there should be no hot at high physical exertion, but also cold at low temperatures in the intervals between skiing. Outerwear should provide full protection against strong wind and snow. Jacket with good ventilation will allow you to adjust the body temperature during riding. If you wear a trapezing on top of the jacket, make sure that the fasteners and pockets do not fall under the trapeze, which can cause discomfort. As an option, you can purchase a special kite jacket, which will allow you to wear a trapeze directly on the body as in the summer.
We go to the store for. how?
So, what we need in addition to clothes? The choice of equipment is very diverse and difficult, but there are basic requirements which will help you choose the equipment. First — it is actually a backpack. Out of the wind, or your experience is not yet enough to return to the starting point, we must be prepared for the long haul back to the car. The presence in this situation a comfortable backpack for kite and associated equipment will transform a seemingly long and tedious return a fun walk in the fresh air. A backpack, bundled with kai-how, it is for this amiss. Comfortable backpack allow to take with you everything you need to travel: food, beverages, camera, and extra clothes.
The next essential components of the equipment are helmet, glasses and gloves. The helmet is not always needed, but for safe riding riding, rolled snow coating with a huge number of obstacles that are missing on the water, helmet is necessary. In addition, the helmet protects from wind and cold is better than any warm header. Glasses give additional comfort with snowy weather, providing excellent visibility, not to mention the protection of the face from the wind and cold. Gloves are a mandatory accessory, a spare steam with it is extremely necessary. Since the hands are always in action, during long-term rides, the gloves will necessarily burst. Many kites usually have lightweight gloves used during the preparation of kite to launch, tied sling and a warmer pair for skiing.
You can also use additional accessories that are optional, but will provide greater comfort and safety. When riding in the mountains, avalanche shovel is indispensable for kite powder in a strong wind and to build a saving shelter in an extreme situation. When riding the frozen lakes, it is better to have ice-all with them, which can be used as an anchor to secure kite. The rope and carabiner will also be useful in an extreme situation. GPS will help not get lost during a snowy storm.
Skis? Snowboard? Dilemma
Before you make a choice in favor of this or that, ask yourself the following questions: What are you comfortable to ride? What is already available from the equipment? Skis will allow spending more time, while rushing, while the borders spend most of the time on the «fifth point». If you never ski, focus on a snowboard. The size of the board is selected in accordance with the weight of the rider and the conditions of riding. The harder rider and deeper the snow, the longer the board is chosen. As for skis, direct skis are best suited for riding on frozen lakes, while wide freerish skis are designed for riding in deep snow, virgin. Start with the fact that you already have in the arsenal, with experience will come to understand your preferences.
Let’s start with snowboards
For snowouting, you can use almost any snowboard. An exception must be called snowboards designed for high-speed descent, which are made by one direction of movement. It is best to give preference to symmetrical twin-type of snowboarding with a large cutout radius of Kant. In a word, than Kant Snowboard will be straight, the easier it will be to control the board.
The board should not be too soft. It will be more difficult on the soft chalkboard, but it is easier to jump. The position of the legs on the board in the snowkaiting should be symmetrical about the center of the board. Expand the boot mounts by about 15-20 degrees from the center. Such a position will allow you to maintain equal control moving both right and left galks. Short boards will give you more control and the opportunity is better to kill before the jump, long allow you to ride at high speeds and on loose snow. Ideally, the snowboard should be in the height to get from the legs to the chin.
Now some manufacturers are made in the production of boards emphasis on snow bucket. These boards have a direct caten. This is the best choice. Such boards are specially designed for skiing, have a small weight and very good control.
You can use any snowboard attachments, but more convenient to have Flow-system mounts or STEP-IN. STEP-IN The system is good because we are for a short time you can gain on the board, but initially boots have a heavier design and it is inconvenient to walk. Nowadays, the STEP-IN system is not used at all, or quite slightly. For example, the site kiteportal.ru strongly recommends using Flow-fasteners. They allow you to quickly connect with the board. It is convenient for those who begin the first steps in Snowoukating, as well as for those who ride on the C-types. If you make tricks, then choose for lightweight fasteners. In any case, the choice of snowboard and its setting for kateke is a personal case. All subtle settings are better to communicate in the process of riding and training.
Ski: any or not?
For skating under the kite you can use skis almost any design and style. Let’s talk about the specifics of the choice of ski for snowouting, focusing on what is categorically not suitable.
Classic skiing are very stable. The huge plus is that they have no side cut. Do not choose too long skiing, as it will make it difficult for turns and walking on the wind. Skiing for extreme riding with a large neckline (carving) are not recommended. With a large cutout of Kant, you will have less clutch with the surface, as a result of smaller control.
If you are a beginner, choose not too hard skis. They will make it easier to drive the movement and gain speed, but they are not recommended for the execution of tricks and jumps. Running or pleasure skiing — not the best idea for snowouting. They are not intended for freeride skating, and you will not be able to control them.
Wide long skis will allow you to confidently ride on loose snow, but they have a greater weight, which makes it difficult to skate. Also in them heavier to climb the wind, putting the leg on the edge. We recommend freestyle skis. They are easy to determine on the curved ends on the nose and the tail. They have a twin-type design, smaller weight and small cutout radius, or its absence. Fastenings are installed in the center of the ski for equal weighing. Do not forget to adjust the mounts under your weight. In an emergency, skis should run away. Boots are also an individual selection of each, preferably the presence of a system that allows you to adjust the rigidity of a boot for riding and walking.
In conclusion I would like to say that the kai-ting equipment still has its small differences, so from manufacturers it is worth choosing products of those who specialize specifically on equipment for winter kiting.
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