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)a privately owned company that offers snow kite specific guide services and certified IKO instruction as well as authorized Northern New England Retail sales of Ozone, Flysurfer, Peter Lynn and HQ kites.

We specialize in lake based snowkiting.

A former Peter Lynn Team rider, testing and racing kites for Peter Lynn Kiteboarding for 5 years. My disciplines are speed and endurance.

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. Certified to instruct by IKO while in Quebec. Our instruction covers the IKO system but is augmented with more practical knowledge learned from 13yrs of dedicated snowkite experience. 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. I get more miles on the snow more in a season than most water riders get on water in a lifetime.
Favorite Spots: 
Remote, cold and windy with room to run.
Favorite Session & Trips: 
With all the riding I get in I've been lucky to get a lot of great sessions. Some of my favorite trips have been racing the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing, WISSA Worlds. I love huge open spaces and I love riding far enough from shore that you lose sight of land. Just for fun trips 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: 


Topics by user

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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
Forum topic Waiting for winter.Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 20:35 4 by Hardwater Kiter
06/16/2010 - 06:11

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Joined: 04/29/2009
Posts: 196
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?