Upsete Wins VAKE

Team Upsete with team members Thomas Sørensen and Per Oskar Store won VAKE with a margin of 3 hours on runners up Team Sweden. Fluid Young Boys came 3rd with with Team Headwind 3 seconds behind.

Upsete Winners
Image from golitsyna.com

 

 

Se full result here

Prototype close to finished – “The Ultimate Kite Pulk”

Puulken

Does you want to be the second team trying out the pulks? Please contact Nils Arne Ro

Read more on “The Ultimate Kite Pulk Project” page

Longdistancekiting.com aims at facilitating new gear development so that you can have the best possible experience on your endless kiting trips. We are therefore proud to present  the co development project with Norpulken, a Norwegian manufacturer of pulks located at Torpomoen in Gudbrandsdalen.

Please also share your own ideas on the pulk desing in the forum discussion

 

Kiting 2300 km of Arctic Russia

Kirill Korabelnikov and an additional team of three Russian kiters (3 men and 1 woman) intend to cross big part of the Russian arctic territory by the hardest deserted tundra terrain .
Russia Artic 1

Total distance : 2300 km (semi straight line)
To be done in 2 stages :
- 1st stage April 2015 – Mezen – Naryan-Mar – Vorkuta ( about 1000 km straight )
- 2nd stage April 2016 – Vorkuta – Calehard – river Nadum outfall – bay of Tazov – Norilsk ( about 1300 km straight).

Read the full story here

Update – “The Ultimate Kite Pulk Project”

An initial design has been suggested. Have a look here,  and comment if you have suggestions for improvement.

Longdistancekiting.com aims at facilitating new gear development so that you can have the best possible experience on your endless kiting trips. We are therefore proud to present  the co development project with Norpulken, a Norwegian manufacturer of pulks located at Torpomoen in Gudbrandsdalen.

Read more on “The Ultimate Kite Pulk Project” page

Please share your own ideas in the forum discussion

 

Exiting times for Race Kites

Among the “formula 1″ kites there are currently only two manufacturers Ozone (Chrono) and Elf (Joker 5). However, rumors has it that Flysurfer, StarKite and North will be providing dedicated race kites in the not to distant future. How distant?, we have no clue.

And the Big Question, will any of them beat the FS Speed in Vake, where wind range and ease of rigging are major factors?

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