5 Extreme Ways to Practice Power Kiting and Get High on Adrenaline
Power kiting is an explosion of life into one indescribable element: adrenaline. The interesting part is that kiting can be practiced on any surface whether it is water, snow, ice or sand. That is why, in the following photos and texts we will try to get you familiar with some of the extreme sides of kiting: snow-kiting, ice-kiting, kite-surfing, land-kiting and buggy kiting.
Snow kiting and Ice kiting are very similar winter sports; people use kite power to glide on snow or ice. The rider usually has the similar footwear used in snowboarding or skiing, but the difference from other alpine sports is that it is possible for the snow kiter to travel uphill and downhill with any wind direction. This great sport is becoming more diverse as adventurers use kites to travel great distances and sports enthusiasts push the boundaries of freestyle, big air and back country exploration. But remember that snow kiting can be very hazardous and should be learned and practiced with care.
A special category of kiting or power kiting is the buggy kiting, which consists in a buggy, in most of the cases handmade, pulled by a more resistant kite. Although this is an interesting ride, this experience cannot compare with the other kiting versions.