Hardwater Kiter

Full Name: 
Chris Krug
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About Hardwater Kiter

I live and grew up in North Conway NH. I'm owner of Hardwater Kiting and Eastside Bike Guides (www.hardwaterkiting.com / www.eastsidebikeguides.com)a privately owned company that offers guide services and certified IKO instruction for snowkiting in the winter and IMIC/IMBA certified instruction for mountain biking in the summer.

As part of our snowkite operation we are the authorized Northern New England dealer of Peter Lynn, Ozone, Flysurfer and HQ.

I've been riding, 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. I'm a skier that got into kites. Not a kite hobbyist that got into skiing.
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 be 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. The one Charger and I go through a lot of skis.
Other Interests & Hobbies: 


Topics by user

Type Updated date Replies Last Postsort icon
Forum topic Upgrading our school kites. Selling off last seasons quiver of Apex 3's .Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 13:42 by Hardwater Kiter
11/09/2013 - 13:19
Forum topic Some sunny late season snow kite silliness.Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 22:39 by Hardwater Kiter
04/09/2013 - 22:39
Forum topic 2013 Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking weekly results.Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 08:29 20 by Hardwater Kiter
03/19/2013 - 10:12
Forum topic Stolen School KitesSunday, January 27, 2013 - 09:09 9 by Crabnebula
01/28/2013 - 19:40
Forum topic Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:48 by Hardwater Kiter
12/17/2012 - 11:43
Forum topic Waiting for winter.Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 21:35 4 by Hardwater Kiter
06/16/2010 - 07:11


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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?