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Postby Noob » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:15 pm

Can any1 give me sum advise as to a good first time kite 2 buy ? Is their a kite that u can learn on without growing out of it 2 quick?

thx 4 any replys

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Postby jahmaze » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:32 pm

as a beginner , ask your kite teacher about it or go in your next kite shop to ask what they have (customer service, advices..)

otherwise, considerate any moderate aspect ratio kites..

Cabrinha Co2 would be good (relaunch system & Recon: imediate depower security)

sizes depends on yours wind conditions/weight/skills..

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Postby oceanplay » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:07 pm

need your weight and winds that you would be riding in. all the kites are good out there. a mid aspect would be good to start on and you will not out grow. other than that it would depend on how much money you want to spend for the logo.

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Re: First Kite

Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:29 pm

Noob wrote:Can any1 give me sum advise as to a good first time kite 2 buy ? Is their a kite that u can learn on without growing out of it 2 quick?

thx 4 any replys
Almost any kite made in the last 3 years, provided you have had lessons from an experienced IKO or similarly trained and experienced instructor.
Need your weight to make a more accurate recommendation.
Have you had lessons?
Plan to?

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Postby Toby » Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:26 pm

if you are normal weight, and have normal conditions, a good beginners size is 12 sqm.

Many good kites out there, can recommend Boxer and Vegas.


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Postby abel » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:10 am

buy a second hand 2003 kite (size suggested by your instructor) and ride with no fear :hangloose:

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Postby Noob » Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:12 pm

Thx for the replys - didnt think to include my weight or wind strength. I guess im about 13 stone and I think it was about 8 knots yesterday and 30 today but i dont know the average speed. Just wish my instructor would stop cancelling my lessons. thx again.

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Postby vietkiter » Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:23 pm

If your instructor did not think the condition was right for beginner (too light or too strong, wrong direction) then it's a good thing to cancel... no reason to pay and not learn. Patience is a virtue in this sport. Make your decision on the kite (or really kites) after the lessons.

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Postby david deberard » Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:02 pm

boxer 2 14 meter'

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