Tricks: Vidar shares how to land your kite properly in medium winds. Please share you own videos of how to land and launch safe and efficiently.
Gear: A very short video summary of the pulks you find at VAKE
From Flysurfer: “They’re here! The SPEED4 Lotus kites in sizes 8.0 and 10.0m. After seeing the high demand for our larger sizes and numerous requests from stoked end-customers, our R&D team went back to the drawing table to further extend the SPEED4 Lotus size option. We are happy to now introduce these two new ram-air kites to the line, just in time for the autumn storms and the snowkite season.”
See the video here
New this year is a lower weigh limit (LWL). However it is not yet concluded exactly what this will be. Currently the lower limit is 35 kg packed weight, excluding kites, skis, food, fuel, and the clothes you are wearing at start.
Detailed waypoints are not yet released, and rumors has it it will be at least one new waypoint this year.
Looking at this highly classified image, it should be somewhere around Magistertoppen, North of road 891…
From VAKES facebook site: “It’s official! VAKE 2015 is approved by WISSA (World Ice and Snow Sailing Association) as World Championship in long distance kiting! We’ll open for applications on vake.no October 15!”
TOKE – Trans Onego Kite Enduro in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia, will be held 04-08 of March. Team Upsetet with Thomas Sorensen and Per Oscar Store is the first team to sign up. Let’s hope they bring a functioning burner this time!
According to VAKE official’s latest tweet