konetoniolo wrote:Tnx Toby
Its really funny how the internet goes... I would never expect to be getting advices by you! I mean, u are THE men in Old School!
Another question, and I belive its the last: i've looked yeasterday for some big kites, and couldent find a used Dino around here, neither any of the one i looked. The one I found where either very expensive or news (and those are expensivier!) Are there any old kites that you yould recomend? Like X3, or any other?
1. Must have ML, Tons of people say its way to dangerous. manage your safety make some simple rules e.g. turn ML up and off before you launch, if your training and don't use it again turn it off. Take it slow and get use to it. I generally once on the water leave it on all the time. It will hook on me all the time but its reflex now to disengage it.
2. I would wait for the Dyno. I spent 3 weeks trying to find one, Toby sent me a place that had a few. but I managed to find I think the last one in the US. I personally love this kite for old school and it has the bar feel I love and great hang time. Again take it slow and get to know the kite if your just entering into big kites. Maybe buy a wind meter so you know what you can do (take the guess work out of the wind)
3. Get a small board this will help manage the power better.
When I got my 14m I was a little crazy at 80k to launch it in 20+ now I get crazy exited, but I know the kite and what I can do with it.
Three weeks ago I got the 16m Dyno. In my locations it was either 10kns or 20+. Toby informed me that I was a pussy and told me to suck it up and launch the !@#$ing kite.
4. If you get a 14m or 16m have someone around you trust to help you launch the first time in 20kns (after you've had a few lighter sessions on the kite). launch in a place that will allow you to flag the kite easy if you feel uncomfortable or its not 20kns its more like 25kns
Gusty is really shit for big kites.
For me I really like the micro loop so you can only buy the Core and North kites. I don't really like the core mirco loop so that leaves north kites. If your not going to get into the ML then there are many other great kites you can work with.