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Postby vman » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:42 pm

day 2
:bye:

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Postby vman » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:43 pm

Day 2

Found a nice patch near a reservoir, winds were light again which was good for me.
Flying a kite alone is really a hassle, launching was the main problem, anyway I finally got it going unfortunately the kite went overhead again and lost its power and came crashing down and landed on a tree, lol. Manage to get it down and begin practising again, this time far away from the trees. The power of the kite was really felt, lifted me up a few times. Tried hooking into the chicken loop for awhile but felt less control, the other thing I felt was the fear of the kite leaving my hands, was very conscious of my grip maybe if I had a bigger place I wouldn’t that way.

Can a kite be launched when it’s upside down?
Any tips on self launching?

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Postby Tom183 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:44 pm

Sigh...

Trees: BAD

No leash: VERY BAD

Relaunching the kite directly downwind, on land: REALLY BAD

RTFM!

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Postby Fuzz » Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:54 pm

vman, you need to learn how to kitesurf hooked in before you try any unhooked style of riding.

and you need a safety leash for sure, if you release your kite in an emergency you dont want it flying away free. Could get damaged and/or hurt some other dude.

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Postby pluvious2002 » Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:26 am

i've got a bad feeling about this. call me paranoid, but i've got the sense that we're not going to like the reports from sessions 4, 5 or 6. Maybe it will be session 23 that finally does it. i hope not, but that's what my guts are telling me. somewhere down the road you're going to learn something new about the kite at EXACTLY the wrong moment, at which point you'll be too busy kissing your ass goodbye to post in this n.g. saying how surprised you were about what the kite did and how it acted. "will it launch upside down?" "can it fly backwards?" "if i let go will it fall?" "what exactly does the chicken loop do?" in this sport ignorance can be deadly. you've been warned.

fo? wanna chirp in here?

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Postby kik128 » Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:15 am

F! Me,

I think the subject of this post should be changed to read

"PLEASE HELP TO KILL ME. I have a DEATH WISH"

I can't believe all you guys are condoning this by updating Vman with comments.

Vman, your enthusiam is great but you are going to get frustrated or worse KILLED!

If you're too busy to go to a spot to get a few lessons, you won't have too long a life ahead of you if you're unlucky or you're gonna get very
frustrated at best if luck is on your side.

READ the posts on here about deaths. I don't want to hear about one from SG!

OMG does anyone else concur here.

F learning on a 14.5 Skoop2 and you're 70KGs ? only takes a freak gust !

To the F'ER who sold you this kite. I hope he has a conscience cos it may come back to BITE him.

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Postby vman » Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:58 am

Ok guys
All these negative comments are really not helping man.
I am taking pointers wherever I can, like the next time I'll be strapped in.
I am not overestimating my ability nor am I underestimating the kite either.
But I’ve windsurfed in almost all conditions and wind strengths, I’ll go out in storms with a 9m sail while others are on 6ms and I can handle it. Was in Lancelin, Perth last year locals were on 4 and 5 and I was comfortable on a 7.2. What about the guys who started without any help at all? I’ve seen a few of them here picking up the sport on their own and are pretty good now.

All I am asking for is instructions and pointer, thanks

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Postby Stewart » Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:22 am

vman wrote: All I am asking for is instructions and pointer, thanks
V-man, here's the best piece of advice I can give you:


QUIT FLYING THAT FUCKING KITE ON LAND!!!!


NOW!!! SERIOUSLY, TAKE MY ADVICE ON THIS!!!!

Find some water. Get in it. Make sure the wind isn't blowing straight out to sea. Launch your kite, drag around in the water, learn how to re-launch kite thru trial & error, have fun, avoid hard objects such as rocks, trees, ground, ect. Got a buddy with a boat? Even better. Have him follow you around (upwind).Stay off of land. Repeat after me, this is your new mantra:


QUIT FLYING THAT FUCKING KITE ON LAND!!!!

QUIT FLYING THAT FUCKING KITE ON LAND!!!!

QUIT FLYING THAT FUCKING KITE ON LAND!!!!

QUIT FLYING THAT FUCKING KITE ON LAND!!!!

It will save you so much pain to heed this advice. Good luck.

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Postby vman » Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:35 am

Thanks Stewart
i'll be going to the east coast of Malaysia over the weekend, lots of beach and open spaces and sea of cause.
next sesson will be in water.
thanks again.

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Postby kik128 » Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:42 am

Vman.

If you see my comment about getting a lesson as negative then ?????

I am telling you from my experience that trying to learn by yourself is a death wish waiting to happen. It's also F ing a long and arduos road.

An instructor will lessen the frustration not to mention feed you the basics.

Shit you admitted to connecting the lines incorrectly in your post so what more basic stuff Don't you know. I shudder to ask.

In regards to your trip to Lancelin, a windsurfing sail will not lift you or catapult you into an obstacle like a kite can and will not to mention lofting.

Just because you are Robby Naish on a windsurfer does not mean you can transfer that to kitesurfing. There are some crossovers BUT when was the last time you jumped 50 feet in the air unaided by a wave whilst windsurfing.

It's great you're going to Malaysia so why not get a lesson there!!

If you're not going to get a lesson than at least get into the water to fly the kite as Stewart said.

Your learning curve will be LLLLLOOOOOOONGGGGGG.

Take a holiday and learn to kitesurf. Saves a lot of time and frustration and potentially your life.


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