dimanche 18 janvier 2015

Le Sénépy

Super session au Sénépy ce dimanche 18 janvier.
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lundi 29 décembre 2014

Le Connest

Sympa session au Connest ce lundi 29 décembre.
La première sur ce spot cette saison pour moi.
Vent un peu brutal.
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vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Le Granon

Session sympa au Col du Granon pour ce vendredi 12 décembre.
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mardi 9 décembre 2014


No-wind session in Cervières today.
That's snowkiting life.

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mercredi 3 décembre 2014

Snow is melting

Wednesday 03 december at Lautaret Pass.
This is at the moment the only one snowkiting spot available here in France as the snow is melting a very lot up to 2.300m lately.
So sad that all the nice fresh powder snow disappears so quickly due to the warm weather and south wind blowing.
Another bad point, is that the french army is organizing trainings in our mountains and it's forbidden to go to the Galibier area which is the best at the moment and would be great this week as the S/E wind was blowing quite every day.
That's life.
We only have the right to keep kiting near the Pass and here the snow is really poor at the moment.
Anyway, the session was good today although the sky was covered and the snow really hard.
Let's expect for the next snowshower which is due to friday and saturday.

We can see below the army car checking out every kiter and touring-skier to forbid them all for trying to go to the Galibier mountains.


jeudi 27 novembre 2014

27 nov, Les Trois Evêchés, Lautaret.

Super session at the Lautaret Pass today.
We managed to reach "Les Trois Evêchés" as the South/East wind was blowing properly about 10-20 knots.
Super cloudy sky with huge dark clouds rolling all the day long.
Often complete flat light.
But sometimes, the wonderful sunbeams came for a couple of minutes and that was really incredible (but true).

Here, Wareck and Gauthier having a short rest.

Once at the top of the area, we found a real fresh powder snow and that was amazing, awsome, stunning, to go cruising around on such snowpack.
We stopped the session about 4 PM and met the rain while leaving back home with the car.

It seems that the super S/E wind conditions are here for a few days more.
So, don't hesitate to join the spot, dudes.


mardi 25 novembre 2014

25 nov, Lautaret with rain

Gauthier with the new HQ race prototype 20m

Super wet session today at the Lautaret.
The wind was remaining the same than the three past days, I mean too much South/West so it's blowing against the high mountains Galibier then goes down to La Grave and crossing along the Lautaret.
On the area "Jardin Alpin", it was super gusty, lot of rotors, On-Off, sketchy, scary, at the end not so super good actualy.
We tried to go towards "Trois Evêchés" but the wind was definitely blowing downhill back there.
The snow is melting super fast as you can see on the pictures, and very bad for skiing, we staid stucked on the snow even with perfect wax put to the skis yesterday evening.
This super dark cloud cover was not the best for the visibility on the snow. Super flat light so pretty dangerous to cruise too much fast as we couldn't see the holes or windlips and the risk to fall down into one of them was super high.
Quite nobody kiting on the spot, the real snowkiters are more clever than us, Gauthier and me.
We went rather early on the spot as the forecasts said rainy around noon and getting stronger and stronger to the night.
After one hour on the first spot, we went to the opposite side of the road, behind the five stars Hotel.

This area is often better during such conditions, the wind blowing more stable here.
That was the occasion to give a try to our HQ Race prototypes 10m, 14m and especialy to the new 20m arrived yesterday.
No hill-gliding with these Formula 1, but testing the rushes, the acceleration, the loops and other fast movements we have to do during a Race.
We had a very cool moment here and even we went right behind La Pyramide to explore the terrain.
But the rain came and didn't stop for about one full hour.
As the forecasts said it was due to get harder and harder, we packed the kites and stopped the session.
No worries, no problemo, that was a cool day and we'll come back sooner or later.
Lautaret is THE spot.

Here is the HQ Race prototype 14m.