Hardwater Kiter

Full Name: 
Chris Krug
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About Hardwater Kiter

I live and grew up in North Conway NH. Owner @ Hardwater Kiting(www.hardwaterkiting.com) My company specializes in snow kite specific instruction, guide services and equipment. As the only authorized Northern New England dealer of Ozone, Flysurfer, Peter Lynn and HQ kites we are able to provide our clients with the best snow kites on the market as well as a wide range of support equipment. We are a "one stop" option for riders who want to get the most out of winter kiting in New England. To be able to make the most of the snow kite season you have to have the right gear and know how and where to use it. For us, summer is the off season.

Before starting HARDWATERKITER.COM I was a tester and team rider for Peter Lynn Kiteboarding, testing and racing kites for Peter Lynn Kiteboarding for 5 years. My disciplines are speed and endurance. I let my sponsorships go when I started Hardwater Kiting.

FWIW My official top speed on a kite is 76.6mph.

Kiteboarding Skill Level: 
Pro -competition
How and where did you Learn?: 
Self taught on local lakes and fields in and around North Conway N.H. and the Mount Washington Valley. I'm not a water rider, strictly a winter kiter. I've been snowkiting for 14 years. Some years I manage to ride over 2000 miles in a season. I got certified to instruct snowkiting by the IKO while in Quebec. I got into snowkiting because I'm a skier bored with the limited backcountry in the region and tired of wasting time on a chairlift.
Favorite Spots: 
Remote, cold and windy with room to run.
Favorite Session & Trips: 
Some of my favorite trips have been racing the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing and the WISSA Worlds. I love huge open spaces, I love touring by kite. Some of my favorite trips have been to Lac St. Jean, Kitestorm and Lake Nipissing, St.Ignace. It's great to be able to ride two great lakes in one day.
How much gear have you trashed?: 
I try not to trash my gear. Just the one Charger. But I go through a lot of skis.
Other Interests & Hobbies: 

Cycling. During the summer I'm an IMC/IMBA certified instructor and guide.

www.eastsidebikeguides.com

Topics by user

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Forum topic The winter is what you make of it.Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 18:13 9 by Crabnebula
02/06/2016 - 08:12
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 4 ResultsTuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:14 1 by Dunoyer
02/03/2016 - 10:48
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 3 Results. 70mph barrier broken!Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:14 1 by Dunoyer
01/25/2016 - 14:56
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 1 Results.Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:46 6 by Jumpinjoe
01/21/2016 - 13:20
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 2 Results.Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:25 by Hardwater Kiter
01/18/2016 - 12:25
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Ozone School sell off.Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 20:31 1 by Hardwater Kiter
11/22/2015 - 20:31
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2015 Pre-rank entries.Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:04 3 by Jumpinjoe
12/13/2014 - 08:10
Forum topic Upgrading our school kites. Selling off last seasons quiver of Apex 3's .Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:42 1 by Hardwater Kiter
11/12/2014 - 09:44
Forum topic Some sunny late season snow kite silliness.Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 21:39 by Hardwater Kiter
04/09/2013 - 21:39
Forum topic 2013 Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking weekly results.Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 07:29 20 by Hardwater Kiter
03/19/2013 - 09:12
Forum topic Stolen School KitesSunday, January 27, 2013 - 08:09 9 by Crabnebula
01/28/2013 - 18:40
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:48 by Hardwater Kiter
12/17/2012 - 10:43

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Hardwater Kiter replied on Where to buy Kiteboarding gear? New / Used:

Hardwater Kiting is an option.

02/06/2016 - 16:24
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Hardwater Kiter replied on The winter is what you make of it. :

Ahhhh Jay. Just givin you

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Hardwater Kiter replied on The winter is what you make of it. :

Relax Zeb.
I'm sure your

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Hardwater Kiter has added Forum topic The winter is what you make of it. .

02/04/2016 - 18:13
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Hardwater Kiter has updated Forum topic "Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 3 Results. 70mph barrier broken!"

02/02/2016 - 10:14
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Hardwater Kiter has added Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 4 Results.

02/02/2016 - 10:14
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Hardwater Kiter has added Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snow Kite GPS Speed Ranking Week 4 Results. 70mph barrier broken!.

01/25/2016 - 12:09
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01/23/2016 - 07:07
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Hardwater Kiter replied on Snow Kiting 101 - please help:

After reading the comments

01/23/2016 - 07:05

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Welcome Chris. Lots of us

Welcome Chris. Lots of us started out on snow then found out the season is a lot longer on water (although winds tend to be light in summer.) Where are you planning to kite?