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22 March 2011

Snowkiting, a new extreme sport

Snowkiting, the latest extreme sport to meld wind power with the acrobatics of snowboarding and skiing, is growing in popularity and its participants are at growing risk of injury.

Snowkiting, the latest extreme sport to meld wind power with the acrobatics of snowboarding and skiing, is growing in popularity and its participants are at growing risk of injury.

In snowkiting, the sail is often fabric or foil and the rider wears skis or a snowboard to traverse snowy slopes, glaciers or frozen lakes. In both sports, high speeds and elaborate flips and jumps are part of the fun.

 
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