offers 2 training kites that are actually small inflatable 4-line marine traction machines designed to generate enough pull to yank grandpa Joe, or some rug rat, onto to his nose, and send him to the hospital.http://www.oceanrodeo.com/
They should be treated with the same respect as any other traction kite.
One is a 4-line C style, and the newest is a 4-line SLE.
The 1.8m Stinger
, and the new 2m Rise
Both kites come complete with bar and lines,ready to fly, complete with bags for good portability.
A training kite can offer some one the chance, at any level of ability, to practice basic skills of traction kiting.1. Proper rigging of a 4-line traction kite. This is super critical for a successful session.
2. Assisted and self launch techniques
3. Learning where the edge is, and flight patterns through the wind window. (power strokes!)
4. Sheeting contol
5. Crashing, safety release and recovery technique
6. Landing the kite safely.
The new 2m Rise
is real kick in the pants to fly from what I've read.
"Ride 4m smaller", thats what they claim about this kite design.
That would make the 2m pull like a larger kite, like the other Rise's.
I might just have to get one of these little power suckers.
I wonder if its a one pump too.http://www.bellinghamkiteboarding.com/
The 1.8m StingerJeremie Tronet
(OR's International team rider), just put together a video tutorial for the Stinger that is really laid back, cool to watch and informative as well.
I especially love the sound track on this vid.
(Is it just me, or does it sound like he's breathing helium when he speaks)
check it out.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v408tNSc ... ainers.php