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Newbie with a 14m Naish

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby grantman54 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:50 pm

^^^^ dude jumping around on the beach is fun. I can see why someone would want to try it. Obviously you need to have good surroundings for it to be safe.

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby waynerp » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:03 pm

well this camber sands, where i will start once i have the right gear
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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby waynerp » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Just to give you an update
i have just bought 2 pansh kites.
i've been reading up on pansh and they are they sound like a good value money
i keep saying that i don't wanna spend a lot until i'm sure that i'll like the sport
so i got an Ace 9m & blaze 7m direct from manufacturer for $299!!!
i'll let you know how i get on

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby mattyoaks » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:28 pm

Wayne check out the Progression Begginner dvd... think its at fatsand.com-

They show a nice run-through of safety features and should get you a bit more clued up as to the safety aspect...

But more importantly, follow this forum and do some searches... lots and lots of valuable information... Especially in terms of safety.

Good luck...

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby waynerp » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:28 am

ok so they arrived today.
can't wait for the weekend!!

but i need advice on tying the lines, ie what knots do i use and is there anywhere to see a diagram for tying these special knots?

tnx in advance

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby grantman54 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:18 pm

woahhh dude. Make sure you have the knots right. DONT just try it. I had a beginner friend connect at the wrong points and got drug 300yrds.

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby waynerp » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:07 pm

ok guys.
all my knots are sorted. i read up and watched vids of launching/ landing/ jumping everything..
now i've taken it out twice now and haven't been able to get it off the ground.
i know i'm doing it correctly but there hasn't been much wind.
but i would have thought a kite this size (9m)still would have got some lift.
is there a minimum wind speed to take a kite out or do i still have to master the launching technique, or just wait for a windy day?

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby grantman54 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:35 pm

a 9m should fly in the air with any wind speeds above 10mph. If its really light wind you might have to launch the kite "deeper" in the wind window.

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Re: Newbie with a 14m Naish

Postby waynerp » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:49 pm

10mph. got it.
tnx dude


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