Montana Snow Kite Rodeo, February 15th-19th
By Roving Field Correspondent Harvneva Bin Sokul
The Montana Snow Kite Rodeo was held on Georgetown Lake in South West Montana from February 15th-19th 2008. The event site is located 20 miles west of Anaconda, a small mining town in the Rocky Mountains.
Jake and his Bularoo
The event is more of a gathering with course races and free riding taking part when the conditions allow. The first day was more of a set up day with everyone helping out to set up the racing course and the sliders as there was no wind. A steady westerly blew on a cloudy second day of the event allowing the course-racing event to be run with 68 competitors flying around the course in several divisions. Dustin Smith took the line honors on his Best Waroo.
Jake at sunset
Jake rides the rail
The third day of the event saw the return of light winds as everyone free rode the rails and cruised the 2 miles or so across the lake having fun along the way. Competitors came from all over the States to support the event, camp out and enjoy Montana's beautiful scenery.
The final day of the event saw NO wind at all. A high pressure over the state left the event site ghostly still as most people decided to leave town to head home or chase wind elsewhere. It was one of those packing up all the rails and snowmobiles for the next leg of the road trip.
Special thanks to AJ Krier from Triple Threat Snow Kite Team in Boseman for all his help setting up the Best Area, helping with the rails and letting newcomers try the training kites for the first time.
More soon from you Indian Brother ... Harvneva Bin Sokuli