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Once it's too cold to kitesurf in the water, it's time to find a frozen lake and kite on top of the water. Build a "traditional" Polynesian ice cano...
Initially, I cut some ice skates out of steel, sharpened them on a belt sander, and bolted them onto Saul's old sand buggy. This ice buggy moved fast...
All kites fly and generate force within some quarter sphere defined by the kite itself, the pilot, and the conditions. The homemade 9 m2 nasawing, sho...
To get going on the ice buggy, you edge against the pull of the kite and use only the component of force that points in the direction you want to go. ...
After a full day of ice kiting left me with a sore back and bruised hips (especially after a couple of crashes where I was actually pulled completely ...
With a bit of CAD, some leftover 8020 structural aluminum, a few jet machined connectors and blades ... (download the zip file full of all the CAD dr...
Behold! The Ice Proa! The plastic beam on the leeward side is a flexture that turns the two skates. Push out in the center at the footstrap to go up...
Here's video of me explaining how the ice proa works and zooming over Quaboag pond - part of the "3 Mustkiteers go ice kiting" video.
Here I explain the difference between the ice buggy and ice proa as part of a quick tour through MITERS (where the kites and toys were built).
After bending the rear blade, I made a much wider rear blade from 1/4 inch stainless steel. I also put a foot rest on the outside of the steering con...
The canonical ice kite buttboarding video: starring all your favorite characters:Christy, Eric,Saul, andTim.
You'll want all manner of safety equipment to play on frozen lakes. The best thing to do is to find some ice fisherman and ask them about the thickne...
Enjoy freezing temperatures like never before.
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