Winter Kiting B: Harness - U Bay Fields
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Event Description: The lesson will review kite flying techniques and cover safe usage of a kiting harness. Students will work in pairs with the guidance of their instructor to practice these skills. Students should come prepared with warm, comfortable clothing. Warm, waterproof shoes with good traction are recommended. You do not need to bring skis or snowboard; there will be no riding. Tip: when snow cover is low, bring a water bottle or two to carry in your kite backpack; the heavy backpack can hold your kite in place when setting up and launching; see the side-launch video below.
Prior to attending this class, students should review the Winter Kiting Manual and the following videos:
- Safety Systems
- Depower systems
- Launching and Landing
- Heavy Air Instructional Video
- Kiteboarding Safety Precautions - Though this video uses a water kiteboarding example, the information is equally applicable to snow kiting.
- Survival in the Ice
- Side-launching a foil kite - Watch the first 4:30; this is the technique to use when snow cover is low.
Location: This lesson takes place at University Bay Fields. Students should meet at the shelter at the Northwest end of the fields.
Prerequisites: Winter Kiting A rating
Students who take this lesson will be working toward earning their Winter Kiting Harness (B) rating. It may take several lessons to achieve proficiency in the skills that constitute the rating. Ratings are issued at the discretion of the instructor.
- Event Type
- Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
- Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
- If this event is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, participants will be notified via the email associated with their membership account. If the event needs to be cancelled within 24 hours of the event start time, the instructor will call each participant individually via the phone number associated with their membership account. We ask that students remove themselves from a lesson as soon as they know they will be unable to attend; lessons dropped within 24 hours of the lesson's start time will be considered a Late Drop. If you no-show for a lesson without informing the instructor, they may temporarily suspend your lesson sign-up privileges.
- Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
- This event will occur primarily on land. Participants should wear attire they can move easily in and are comfortable getting wet / dirty. Close-toed shoes are required on all Hoofer craft. Use of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle are strongly encouraged.