Whats up everyone?
I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself since I am new to Kiteforum and will be asking lots of questions in the near future
My name is Marshall and I am from just outside Montreal.
I have been meaning to get into kiting for a while now, finally last winter I tried it on the frozen river with my snowboard. I got the hang of it pretty quickly I'd say but only got out the one day.
I have been out in the water a few times this summer and have pretty good control of the kite. My buddy is an IKO certified instructor and he showed me the basics, kite flying, body dragging, self rescue, self launch etc. I haven't been able to get out in much wind yet but the other day with my 13M waroo in probably 5-7 knots I could water start but had a hard time staying up needless to say...
I work for a major airline and get good deals on tickets so I am hoping to do some traveling to good kite spots.
Anyways I am looking for a good beginner board so if you see anything for sale or have any suggestions please let me know. I weigh around 187lbs or 87kgs.