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by bnthere
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lifeguards Learn About Kiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Lifeguards Learn About Kiting

good topic here ... I do a course for the beachpatrol here on South Padre every spring. One of the most practical and useful parts of it which they end up putting to real life use, is simply how to grab a down kite that is drifting in and carry it onto the beach. Riders end up swimming in / drifting...
by bnthere
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Old newbie with a few questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1912

Re: Old newbie with a few questions

Chicago kite crew is headed to South Padre Texas next week, get on that trip....ideal conditions, great coaching.

http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteb ... =3&t=12808


Brett
www.prokitelessons.com
by bnthere
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.
Replies: 98
Views: 7369

Re: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.

yes it definitely is info overload lessons and info etc are somewhat catered to the clientele ... is it someone that taking one lesson and then 'might be back again sometime' or is someone that signed up for a course and we are taking them out 4 or 5 times over the week or whatever, we are going to ...
by bnthere
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.
Replies: 98
Views: 7369

Re: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.

ah ya, he (like all of them) learned basic kite handling (although he got introduced to a lot more kite handling skills than most due to the nature of the conditions), and how to use the leash system to disable his kite and when it is important to be ready to do that (after crashes, during self laun...
by bnthere
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.
Replies: 98
Views: 7369

Re: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.

standing behind what im saying .... stand wherever when your client has things under control, stand where I recommend while you are teaching someone to fly and you'll have a lot of success with a lot less sketch, its free advise take it or leave it, but for those teaching kiteboarding you should tak...
by bnthere
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.
Replies: 98
Views: 7369

Re: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.

oh ya, stoking the fire .... making it personal there huh. ya, advertising is what it is, and a good record is as well upwind and in front until you're confident the person you are responsible for can comfortably handle a kite. downwind side still better than behind, but not until your person has ev...
by bnthere
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.
Replies: 98
Views: 7369

Re: What is the value of trainer kites? I don't get it.

this is great, haven't been on here in ages and what a topic I almost missed! cant help but contribute and fuel the fire: I certainly don't recommend a trainer kite (stunt kite, kids toy) as an essential, or even necessarily beneficial first step ... can make plenty of arguments for the detrimental ...
by bnthere
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Paradise
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: Kite Paradise

South Padre Island, Texas. Year round wind, killer waveriding mid November through mid May. Everytime I go kite someplace new I come back to appreciate this place even more.

www.prokitesouthpadre.com
541 490 6872
by bnthere
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hood River?
Replies: 11
Views: 1848

Re: Hood River?

3/2 for the river is plenty, and your warmest plus boots (maybe gloves hood) for the coast.

locals will ride the river in tops and boardies, but you're not gonna think its that warm coming from Htown
by bnthere
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is my kite back staling ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2259

Re: Is my kite back staling ?

the kite is not responsive enough ................ and the backlines seem to be much longer then the front lines... the back lines are slack, the kite is unresponsive (to steering?). this is probably not stalling. stalling is caused by too much backline tension (for the particular moment). when you...

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