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post Dec 11 2005, 07:40 AM
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I was wondering if anyone has tried the short little snow skis with their kite?

I am just learning how to snowboard, so I pulled out my long downhill skis. I picked it up in minutes, but I think those short skis would work even better. The transition is a little tricky with long skis, but very cool.

I seen a Mini snowboard for adults, has anyone researched this new technology for snow kiting. Since the snowboard is 1/2 the size it looks much easier to move around on and with the kite to give you power it should be fine. I am doing some research on it so any information would be appreciated.

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post Dec 16 2005, 07:59 AM
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My old ski boots are killing my feet and need to be upgraded. I guess my feet have grown from when I was 20 or they just fatter due to gravity.

I was thinking of buying new ski boots. Does anyone know if I need to spend a boat load of money on boots for Kite Skiing or will a cheap pair do just fine?

I was also re-thinking cutting my old skis down and might buy the shortest skis possible new (again cheap). My bindings are from the 80's and a ski shop won't even re-mount them for me.

Does anyone know what the shortest (non-micro) skis you can get for an adult?. I was at Sports Authority yesterday and seen some short ones, but I think they are kids. Does it matter? Should I look for a certain stiffness? Is one brand or style going to be better for the ice than another?

Help a Turtle out! Any input would be much appreciated.


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Turtle   Mini Skis or Mini Snowboards   Dec 11 2005, 07:40 AM
SaulOhio   I use microskis. They are very nice on a good base...   Dec 13 2005, 06:35 AM
Turtle   Thanks   Dec 13 2005, 08:18 AM
evilgun   in last months "the kiteboarder" Mag they had a s...   Dec 13 2005, 08:38 AM
SaulOhio   Re: Thanks   Dec 13 2005, 07:06 PM
SaulOhio   I said I would post some videos, but the Putfile s...   Dec 14 2005, 07:36 PM
Turtle   Micro Skis   Dec 15 2005, 08:01 AM
SaulOhio   More videos   Dec 15 2005, 06:43 PM
Turtle   More Questions for the New Guy   Dec 16 2005, 07:59 AM
mlanthie   Been using both long and "shorty skis Shorty (~2 1...   Dec 16 2005, 09:14 AM
SaulOhio   Re: More Questions for the New Guy   Dec 16 2005, 05:20 PM


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