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 Post subject: New Guy - Trainer kite question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:12 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I was invited to try snowkiting a few weeks ago and absolutely LOVED it. I picked it up pretty quick and was on my skis in approx 15min (trainer kite for 10min). I am hooked and want to learn how to water kite this summer.

Anyways I am looking to buy a kite and figure I should get a trainer first. I see that most trainers are in the 2-3m range. Can I use a "regular" 3m kite as a trainer? I figure this would save me a couple hundred bucks as I could use the kite on high wind days.

A local guy has a 3m Peter Lynn pepper for sale with bar and lines that I can get. Would this be an OK kite to learn with? I'm 6', 180lbs if it matters. Not sure of the local wind averages at this time. The day I was out on the lake there were kites from 6m-17m. (I was on the 6m)

Thanks in advance,
Matt


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 Post subject: Re: New Guy - Trainer kite question
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:25 am 
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gidday mate, i reckon with your size a 12m inflatable would best suit your purposes. Don't use a ram air foil on water - too many problems! learn the 10'oclock -2'oclock routine with the trainer then apply to the inflatable, body dragging and you will soon get the hang of it . All the best :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:


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