Kiteboarding

Bob got hooked on kiteboarding a few years ago and has wanted to take me since we met and FINALLY last weekend we actually got out!

He was SO excited for me to try it….and for all of you that aren’t familiar with kiteboarding, basically you go out on a frozen lake with your skis or snowboard and attach yourself to a huge kite and use the wind’s power to go!

This is Bob making it look easy!

So first off, you learn on what’s called a ‘trainer kite’ which is basically a smaller version of the real kites you use when you are hooked up.

I’m sure I looked really cool just standing out on the ice stationary and flying this big kite (and it was pulling me all over and knocking me to the ground which was probably hilarious)

After somewhat getting the hang of controlling the kite, I ‘graduated’ to a small real kite and with Bob at my side, strapped into my snowboard and attempted….

It was so hard and I fell SO many times and was pulled across the ice SO many times! I think Bob was trying as hard as he could not to laugh at me.  After getting ice stuck in every inch of my body, I gave up for the day and sat in the car reading on my Kindle.  I did manage to move about 200 yards the entire time I was trying 🙂

I think I will leave kiteboarding up to Bob!

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