>Actually, the difficult part is getting your kite stake to penetrate the hard arctic tundra.
>We occasionally fly kites in Canada, except we use douglas fir or maple branches
>instead of pultrude or wrapped spars. I have a Phantom Elite Ultralite framed in maple
>and polar bear hide.
Being from southern Ontario my preference is for a woven
peach fuzz sail on a wrapped unobtainium frame. These are
locally available, and very light though frail. Just right for those
two windless weeks at the beginning of August.
>There is some crazy guy out here in B.C. named Ray Bethel who is supposed to be pretty good.
>I guess we get a little wind out here because Ontario sucks so much.
Wazat! Though I heard a noise from the other side of the
mountains. They don't fly kites over there...it rains too much ;-)
>Back to ice fishin'
Ooooh! Ice buggying on the HUGE bay betweeen Trenton and Kingston.
It's a world class ice buggy spot. No kidding. Just hafta be
careful to dodge all those ice fishing huts!
>Good day, eh
Proud Canadian, former AKA liaison for Canada, Kitemaker,
P.S. - I grew up in Northern Ontario and have actually seen
tourists trailering snowmobiles in June!
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