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 Post subject: Ass kicked
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:37 pm 
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so went out for my first kite session just on a field ocean rodeo bronco 6m 4 lines, the wind picked up a bit when i got to the field around wind gusts of around 18-19 knots, any ways could barely get it up, i had it up for a few seconds then got my ass dragged, happ'd about 5-6 times between me and a buddy lol

recommendations??

try again with less wind?
try a smaller kite to start with?
Get a different kite (i've heard not great things about the bronco)

I assume finding someone who knows what they are doing is the best bet,


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 Post subject: Re: Ass kicked
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:52 pm 
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find some clean wind. yoyur feild probably has obstructions upwind. use the rule of thumb.

put your thumb out at arms length. close one eye and eyeball anything upwind. if its bigger than your thumb it will create too much turbulence.

its best to fly at the beach in cross, cross one conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Ass kicked
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:05 pm 
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done! next time ill head to the beach


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 Post subject: Re: Ass kicked
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:30 am 
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No no no !.
Get a 1mt trainer two or four line kite.
Spend many hours honing your reflexes.
Then get one or two lessons minimum, to keep you in good health.
Kiteing is like no other sport. You have 200hp at your finger tips, and 200hp without absolute control can be deadly for you and others around you.
Welcome to the wonderfull world of kiting.
Just remember to stay humble and you will have great experiences.
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 Post subject: Re: Ass kicked
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:46 pm 
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I kite on several lakes here in New York and Islands are a constant battle. The winds bounce and the kite always reacts


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