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 Post subject: Greetings from NYC! (Trainer kite advice please?)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:10 am 
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Hello to everyone! I'm seriously looking for the perfect kite to start out with, but there seems to be so little information I can find about trainer kites that's suitable to me. I weighs around 150LB and aiming towards to do kitesurfing/kiteboarding eventually. I never had any experience with traction kites but been flying dual-line stunt kites for some years. Currently I have my eyes on the HQ Hydra, HQ Neo, and Ozone IMP Quattro. Still I can't be sure which to choose from.. Any advise will be gladly appreciated. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings from NYC! (Trainer kite advice please?)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:00 pm 
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u are ready for a lesson, not a training kite.
stop delaying, don't waste money on a little foil.
Make it real and do it on the water.

If you really want a training kite though, this one is the best we've found.
Here at Bellingham Kiteboarding we teach land and deep water lessons.
Its simple, flies great in lite winds and has enough traction to let you "feel"
where the kite is at. This is the goal when you are on the water with a full size
traction kite...not to look at the kite, but to feel the kite and focus on riding.
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here is a short video of me flying the senseii.
its very smooth and has really helped me worked on my form for handle passes.
do 500 handle passes with one of these and you don't have to think about what your body
has to do anymore...it just does it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OB-hD4Ttn0

good luck dude! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings from NYC! (Trainer kite advice please?)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:04 am 
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How does the HQ Hydra compare to the Sensei? http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=8474


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings from NYC! (Trainer kite advice please?)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Trainer kites are very helpful!!!! Whats a 120 bucks when your learning this sport? Feeling comfortable flying a two line kite is very important. Why not get the trainer and fly that for a while. Then go take a lesson. Then in the lesson, impress the instructor with kite flying knowledge and skill. You will have a much easier time, learning how to fly a sheetable 4 line kite. I am greatful a friend of mine convinced me to splurge the 60 bucks to split the trainer with him. We crashed the hell out of it, and my buddy even got his pants dragged around his ankles from it. We learned how to fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Running up and down the beach simulating the directions we would be kiting. Anyways...........Get a lesson after you can fly the trainer kite with a hat pulled over your eyes.

Andy


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