dimanche 25 décembre 2011

vendredi 23 décembre 2011

La Pyramide



Bonne session au Lautaret ce vendredi 23.


LE COMPTE RENDU DE LA SESSION ICI




:-)

mardi 20 décembre 2011

Le Connest presque :-)

Un compte rendu de la session pas terminée à cause du brouillard :



LIRE LE COMPTE-RENDU ICI



:-)

samedi 17 décembre 2011

Le Connest grisou :-)

Une session au Connest mais dans les nuages brouillard :


LIRE LE COMPTE-RENDU DE LA SESSION ICI



:-)

jeudi 8 décembre 2011

La Pierre Plantée

North wind session in France, Matheysine, spot La Pierre Plantée.
Cool.





:-)

mercredi 7 décembre 2011

White Kite # 4 Décembre

Le numéro de décembre de White Kite journal





LIRE LE JOURNAL ICI




:-)

mardi 6 décembre 2011

The White Kite Journal # 4

The december issue # 4 of the White Kite journal is online.





CLICK HERE TO READ



:-))

mardi 29 novembre 2011

VoldP






A short movie about our session on the 29-11-2011 at the Lautaret Pass.
Not so much snow at the moment.
We are looking for the next snowshower.
We went to the pass with the aim to reach the high-mountain spot Trois Evêchés but the wind direction wasn't the right one.
So we staid near the pass.
The snow was super icy.
Lot of grass parts and rocks around.
The wind really light and a little bit gusty as well, large rotors coming down from the Galibier ridge.
The sessions are the same for the last past month, same wind, same snow conditions, same idea to reach the Trois Eveêchés due to the weather forecast and same end of the story as keeping stuck near the pass with so hard snow.
That's what it is.
Here is the video of the day :


THE VOLDP VIDEO HERE





:-)

jeudi 24 novembre 2011

Cool Gliding





A short movie about our session on the 24-11-2011 at the Lautaret Pass.
Not so much snow at the moment.
We are looking for the next snowshower.
I used the GoPro camera for some parts of this movie.
We went to the pass with the aim to reach the high-mountain spot Trois Evêchés but the wind direction wasn't the right one.
So we staid near the pass.
The snow was super icy.
Lot of grass parts and rocks around.
The wind really light and a little bit gusty as well, large rotors coming down from the Galibier ridge.
Here is the video of the day :


THE COOL GLIDING VIDEO HERE





:-)

vendredi 11 novembre 2011

11-11-11 session at 11h11mn11s




We went to the Lautarert Pass on the 11-11-11 for a cool snowkiting session.
The wind was the right one on this special day as it was blowing south-east so allowed us to reach the mythical spot Les Trois Evêchés. Up-there we found super good fresh powder snow. Perfect 5knots wind. Amazing high-mountain landscapes all around.
For sure an unforgettable session.


MORE INFOS HERE



:-)

mardi 8 novembre 2011

The USA series # 1




First movie of the USA Series from our journey along Utah and Colorado last february.
Issue n°1 is called Skyline #1.

LOOK AT THE VIDEO HERE

:-)

mercredi 2 novembre 2011

Légendes d'automne

We had one more snowkiting session at the Lautaret Pass on the 1st november.
Not so much snow remaining after a couple of days with warm south wind blowing.
Anyway, we managed to have a great session, with some cool flights.
We went cruising around as well.
Super blue sky, autumn colors everywhere in the mountains.
Few friends here to share this perfect moment.
Snow shower is due to next friday, so we keep our motivation for the further sessions coming soon.
:-)


LEGENDES D'AUTOMNE VIDEO



mercredi 26 octobre 2011

26/10 Lautaret Pass #1


First session at Lautaret Pass.
Cool fresh snow.
Light wind.
Some smooth flights.
:-)

mardi 18 octobre 2011

White Kite magazine # 3 October


The 3rd issue of White Kite Magazine is out now.
Available here :

WHITE KITE MAGAZINE # 3 OCTOBER

I hope you will like it.
Thank you for reading.
:-)
Cheers.

Pascal

mercredi 12 octobre 2011

Unhooked backroll



Yesterday afternoon, on the Lake Monteynard, near my place in the french Alps, cool kitesurfing session with the autumn feeling, we had 8-10 knots like every day :-)
Many thanks to Marion Pillon (TEKNIKITE) for the picture.

:-)

Pascal

mardi 11 octobre 2011

Spring Affairs.



Here is the video about our last 2011 session at Lautaret Pass on april 20th :

SPRING AFFAIRS VIDEO

It was a super last snowkiting session, although the snow was melting very fast. We went to Les Trois Evêchés, cruising near Chaillol ridge where we climbed a very steepy route in the middle of the rocks. In the afternoon we spent two hours around the summit for a real cool flying session. When we went back down to the cars, we had to hike through the grass fields with spring flowers, but Johann decided to fly from the last snowfields, flying really high, and landing so easy on the last parts of snow. Very impressive. Well, have great moment watching the video and don't hesitate to let a comment on the Vimeo page.

Cheers.

:-)

Pascal

lundi 10 octobre 2011

CROIX de FER #2 VIDEO

The movie about our session from yesterday sunday october 10th :

CROIX DE FER #2 VIDEO

:-)

dimanche 9 octobre 2011

Croix de Fer #2



First real powder snowkiting session today.
Gusty wind and flat light but cool moment anyway.
Report and video coming soon.

:-)

jeudi 6 octobre 2011

CROIX de FER Video


The movie about our first snowkiting session in the french Alps :

CROIX DE FER VIDEO

May be you already read the report at White Kite magazine.
See the post below about it.

:-)

Pascal

dimanche 2 octobre 2011

2011 Erciyes Snowkite Festival. Full movie.



The movie about the 2011 Erciyes Snowkite Festival in Turkey :


2011 ERCIYES SNOWKITE FESTIVAL MOVIE

:-)

Cheers.

Pascal

samedi 1 octobre 2011

Erciyes Snowkite Festival TEASER # 3



Teaser # 3 of the 2011 Erciyes Snowkite Festival in Turkey :


ERCIYES SNOWKITE FESTIVAL TEASER # 3


Full movie coming tomorrow.
Stay tuned.

jeudi 29 septembre 2011

Erciyes Snowkite Festival TEASER # 2


The 2nd teaser about the 2011 Erciyes Snowkite Festival in Turkey.
One further teaser coming soon.
Then the full movie will be available on sunday october 2nd.

ERCIYES SNOWKITE FESTIVAL TEASER # 2 :


Cheers
:-)
Pascal

mercredi 28 septembre 2011

Erciyes Snowkite Festival TEASER # 1



The first teaser about the 2011 Erciyes Snowkite Festival in Turkey.
Two further teaser coming soon.
Then the full movie will be available on sunday october 2nd.

ERCIYES SNOWKITE FESTIVAL TEASER # 1


:-)

Pascal

dimanche 25 septembre 2011

Col de la Croix de Fer


Deuxième numéro de White Kite Magazine, le Col de la Croix de Fer, ici en version française :

LE COL DE LA CROIX DE FER SNOWKITE


:-)

jeudi 22 septembre 2011

Iron Cross Pass


The issue #2 of WHITE KITE MAGAZINE is out now.
Report about our first snowkiting session here in the french Alps.
Have a look at the pages on issuu.com

IRON CROSS PASS

:-)
Cheers.

Pascal

mardi 20 septembre 2011

The september OZONE newsletter

Have l look at the


SEPTEMBER OZONE newsletter


:-)

The 2012 OZONE brochure snowkites.

Hi all.

OZONE 2012 BROCHURE SNOWKITES

Check out the 2012 OZONE brochure snowkites.
With the NEW Frenzy LIGHT.
And some great ITW :-)

Super snowkiting winter coming soon.

2012 winter first snowkiting session :-)



Today, september 20th, I had my first snowkiting session this winter.
It's not really winter yet, just the first snow-fall, a few centimeters near 2.000m elevation so we went with my friend Lolo owner of the shop Kites&boards to La Croix de Fer, France.
Not really great powder, but cool for the first session, nice landscapes, and great to start cruising with the 2012 Frenzy.
Text/photos report and video coming soon.
:-)
Cheers.
Pascal


My friend Lolo having fun with some smooth flying runs.




Lolo on the way up snowkiting from down the road in the valley.

dimanche 18 septembre 2011

White Kite Magazine #1



The first attempt of White Kite Magazine is online.
With the ERCIYES SNOWKITE FESTIVAL in Turkey.
I had to learn how to work with inDesign software while editing the pages, so you might find some mistakes and few infos missing.
Anyway, this is a good job to do, and I'm happy to show our snowkiting sessions as a magazine style look.
The french version is coming soon.
Next issues will be available on further weeks with Utah and Colorado reports.
You saw some News about this journey we had with my friend Chasta at the wonderful Brian & Heather Schenck place in Mount Pleasant.
As soon as the snow arrives here in our french Alps, the new 2012 sessions will be spread out on the WK magazine.
And before the 2012 snow arriving, I won't waste time and for sure will edit some recent sessions like the last one we did in Lautaret Pass in may, and other ones.
Well, I hope you'll enjoy this first issue.
Cheers.

Pascal

LA VERSION EN FRANCAIS ICI


:-)

jeudi 15 septembre 2011

2012 winter coming soon

Hi all.

After a cool summertime working and having some cool kitesurfing sessions on my lake in the french Alps, it's time now to prepare the further snowikiting season.
New website at boulgakow.com with link to the video channel White Kite on Vimeo, link to this blog for fresh live news along the days, link again to the White Kite News facebook page for news coming from all snowkiting facebook friends round the world, and coming soon a special online flapping magazine called as well White Kite Magazine.
The first report at WK mag will be about our journey in Turkey with Marek Zach, Chast family and Murat Bukey for three incredible snowkiting days in Erciyes.

Sorry for the news which stopped about last mid-march, my laptop crashed while travelling in USA, and we went to Turkey right after, I stayed more than one month and half without my snowkiting photos and video footage available. All is going right now.

Stay tuned dudes as I'm editing the 2012 videos about our sessions with Chasta in Utah and Colorado.
Really cool moments that will can be seen as well on the White Kite Magazine right after the Turkish report.
Well, all is right though.
Exciting season is just kicking off at least on the web.
Snow is due to less than one month here in our french Alps.
Have great time mates.
Cheers.

Pascal



Chasta towing daughter Kailea in Erciyes, Turkey, 2011 march.

lundi 28 février 2011

Skyline sunset.



Chasta & Jake.
Sunset in Skyline.
Utah.

dimanche 27 février 2011

Warm memories.



Twelve hours driving across Colorado-Utah.
As amazing as the snowkiting sessions.
Oh, man...

vendredi 25 février 2011

Moab desert. Utah.


Crossing from Durango, Colorado to Mt Pleasant, Utah.
We stopped at the Moab desert right for the sunset.
Good timing, Brian.
Tomorrow, snow shower is due so may be a short rest before the further sessions.
Cheers.
Pascal

Colorado snow shower coming.


Colorado high spot.
4.100m elevation.
Chasta in the super gusty wind at Molas Pass, somewhere between Durango and Silvertown.
We had to stop the session early because of the snow storm coming fast.
:)

jeudi 24 février 2011

Colorado spring.


First session on the Colorado fresh powder.
3.700m elevation.
But, actually, my mind is a lot higher in the clouds.

;-)

mardi 22 février 2011

Utah. Skyline.



First session in Utah, Chasta charging the Skyline powder.
Moving forward to the northern Colorado tomorrow.
Life is hard.
:-)

vendredi 18 février 2011

dimanche 13 février 2011

Hauts-Plateaux

Cool session, Lautaret Pass, south-east wind, perfect for cruising up hill.
Really light breeze but enough to reach the summit.
Snowstorm announced by the forecast on further days, let's wait and see.


The wind wasn't strong enough for self-filming today. Hopefully friend Francis Richard was here, near the top.



Vent de sud, parfait pour s'échapper sur les hauteurs du Lautaret.
Un peu light, bien plus que prévu par le Guru du wind, mais la voile tractait juste assez.
On se retrouve que deux en haut, les autres ont lâché l'affaire dans les verrous de la montée.
Faut vraiment un vent rilax pour tracer cette crête, là, pas si souvent.



:-)

samedi 12 février 2011

mercredi 9 février 2011

Sunset.



The sunset view from my window.
Sweeeet.
Sunrise is great as well.
May be later, I recon.
Stay tuned.
:-)

mardi 8 février 2011

Soon on the road !




Well, ticket flight booked for Salt Lake.
All right.
Three weeks in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming with the best snowkiting guides ever, what can I ask more ?
Chasta, Rob Whitall, Brian Schenck, two huge 4x4 cars, all the best for perfect road trip video.
MP4 english lessons through the Scullcandy all the day long already. Night and day.
Not sure to well understand all the time what my friends mean.
Rocky Mountains, here I am.
First time, is always so strong...
That's what it is.
:-)



Two pics from AK last spring, but same spirit coming further weeks.

mercredi 2 février 2011

Les Trois Evêchés. Chandeleur.

Super session once again from Lautaret Pass, route towards Les 3 Evêchés.
I went up with only one friend, Gauthier.
All the wide area covered of fresh powder for us.
Blue sky, gentle south-east breeze, perfect conditions.
I took this pic below from my video footage, self-filming.

HAVE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO HERE



No more snowkiting now as my 3 daughters come to my place for the week-end.
How happy I will be !!!!

:)

mardi 1 février 2011

Les Trois Evêchés. Video Spot.



Here is the 3rd movie about the Snowkiting Spots.

Route to Les Trois Evêchés, mythical spot from Lautaret Pass.

All infos in the video.

VIDEO 3 EVECHES HERE

:)

Cheers, Pascal.

samedi 29 janvier 2011

No 2011 ETNA volcano.

We've got the sad news today.
No more session this winter on the Etna volcano with the Ozone Italia crew.
Unfortunately.
That was cool, two years, we went first to the summit with Chasta on 2009, then with Dom as well on 2010.
I've been first telemaker reaching the main cratere Bocca Nuova.
So warm memories, friendships, italian food, Red Bull girls, and the parties in Catania, crazy.

Well, just can have a look at the movie from last session :

ETNA VOLCANO SUMMIT VIDEO


We go to Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, instead.
Not so bad...
Flight on the 20th february.

Stay tuned.

:-)

mardi 25 janvier 2011

Issue #2 Snowkiting spots. Col du Petit Saint-Bernard.

Well, here is the link below to the issue #2 about the snowkiting spots.
A movie made on last friday from La Rosière ski-resort and introducing the famous spot Le Col du Petit Saint-Bernard.
Not really perfect yet, still lot of things to be improved, but better than the first issue about Chazelet I recon.


THE VIDEO COL DU PETIT SAINT-BERNARD


:)

lundi 24 janvier 2011

Kiteworld mag



Yes, double-page intro Gallery in the last issue of the european mag KITEWORLD, Johann Civel massive kiteloop at Lautaret Pass (Pic Pascal).
With Marc Ramseier on the front cover, surfing the barrel in Indo with the Zephyr (pic B. Thouard).
Whaw, Ozone rules !!!
;)

dimanche 23 janvier 2011

Championnats de France Open distance. La Rosière.

En tête du Championnat de la France distance !!!
Mais y a trois soucis.
1-C'est en vétérans. Ils ont pas voulu que je courre avec les seniors. Ils m'ont dit t'es trop vieux, tu cours en vétérans, et tu discutes pas.
2-Je me suis fait battre par un Suisse spécialiste de la race sur le flat (skis de descente, voile de buggy, poignées) et c'était du flat... Fuck the flat. Mais bon, à la régulière, rien à dire, respect.
3-Y a encore trois étapes à courir pour avoir le titre, et je pourrai pas aller aux trois.
Voilà le bilan du week-end.
A part ça, c'était super sympa comme ambiance.
:)



Là, c'est une photo prise des rushes du vendredi, je vais faire un film sur ce spot sympa, en allant un peu dans les pentes. La course, c'était tout en bas, sur le F... the flat.
:)

samedi 15 janvier 2011

End of the Snowkitemasters.



Well, the 7th Snowkitemasters here in Serre-Chevalier are near to be over.
One day remaining for the French Snowkiting Championships Freestyle.
Yesterday, the International Snowkitemasters organized a Race around the Lautaret Pass.
60 competitors, ski, snowboard, girls, boys.
I ended 2nd in Ski just following my friend the viking Bjorn Kaupang from Norway.
Snowboard winner was Marek Zach from CZ and Chasta 2.

Well today was the first day of French Championships but the snow was so hard, at least like concrete, they can't run the contest.

A Race was set up instead and I won it, whow.
First, just few seconds before Laurent Sublet french champ for last two years.

Cool day indeed.

Tomorrow is the last day of this perfect week.
For sure one more cool session with sun, snow, wind, friends.

Cheers.

,

mardi 11 janvier 2011

2011 Snowkitemasters 7.0



Only a warm-up free session on the first day.
And then, no more snowkiting, no wind, or snow storm.
Still no competition.
May be tomorrow... Let's wait and see.

La voile du lac.



Rien à voir avec le snowkite et la neige en cette saison.
J'ai récupéré la semaine dernière la meilleure voile pour notre lac où le vent souffle à 8knds toute la journée...
Carrément un bon deal, merci Nico le team-manager !
Surprise au sujet du modèle en 21m dès les premières sessions sur la flaque.
Disons, mi-avril.
Les tirs en unhooked, ça va envoyer dans le light wind.
:)

lundi 10 janvier 2011

2011 Snowkitemasters 7.0



One full week in Serre-Chevalier Valley for the event Snowkitemasters.
Let's spray for wind as fresh powder snow is already here and the advert says 360 sunny days a year in Serre-Che.
Some more infos coming soon.
Stay tuned dudes.
:)
Cheers, Pascal