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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:45 am 
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HEY FRIENDS.. I live in Denver Co. I've been surfing the kite sites for awile... Im buying for my first kite a windtool Mesqueto pro ks 7.5.. Its a older model but brand new...
I've chose this cuz Im not made out of money!
However my use for the kite will range from snowkiting and also water.. Im told it is a good all around kite for the price, $325.00 new... Have I been miss informed or is this a smart buy...

Also I say no guts no glory! Beeing in Denver no one I know or seen kite boards etc... Im going to learn to fly this dam thing myself with the help of vidio and reading... So em I insane to do this ?
Background however.. I snowboard,wakeboard, and also a great sailer.. I learn quickly w/ trial and error... Looking at diagrams etc of the power zone.. I understand and picture the diffrence.... AGAIN EM I INSANE TO LEARN THIS ON MY OWN..?


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Hi,
I'm not familiar to the Mosquito kites.
But for the begining it will be ok.
Most people prefer tube kites, therefore the foil are better for using in snow.

You can teach yourself, if you don't have a choice. Watching videos will help, but don't try it on your own. Get 2 friends to help you. Don't try it at land (only at very light winds with no gusts). Better to go in the water with sideshore winds and lots of space downwind. make sure to get the weather forecast and it doesn't say any gusty conditions or stronger winds.
Be very cautious with putting the kite together and attaching the lines. Before launch control twice if the lines are ok.
Don't risk too much and don't show of.

Just try it carefully and let us know if you have further questions.

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Toby


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best thing to do:
do a kite vacation whereever they offer courses.


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A couple of good videos to get would be "How to rip", and "How to rip Harder".

It won't help much to watch "Total Insanity" or some other high-octane jump-fest (although it IS fun to watch those! :smile: ) They just are not set up as instructional.

Good luck out there, and BE SAFE! Kites are amazingly powerful, treat them with a great deal of respect, and make sure there is PLENTY of room wherever you launch your kite. You will be dragged at some point or another. Be aware of downwind obstacles, people, etc.


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the mossy pro KS II offers a good safety-system and
flies somewhat stable -

the ks I is a real btivh -
4 line setup - lots of flaps and stalls.
if you're not familiar with kites and wanna fly this one with 4 lines and handles, take an old tubekite!

if it is an old KS I with two or 4 line setup,
don't buy it....


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im a-mid kiter,started with amusquito 6 m half ayear ago ,and very fast i lurned that the best way to start is with at atube 4 line kite ,i use a13.5 m ar-5 and i find it very conviniant ,but my guss is that wipika and ather 4 line tube kite will provaid you the same and u will be able to use them for long time ,so as a-one that still remember haw it is to be abiginer go to 4 line tube kite ,and ask frinds on the beach wath sizes and haw to put your hand on agod cheap kite /


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