tmcfarla wrote:....a 6 meter kite can absolutely kick your ass (more specifically, it can kill you).
Oh, and as for the original question, don't get an electric pump. Very few people use them (I've never even seen one). Some people like them, but there are much better ways to spend your money if you are tight on funds.
Thanks for covering this "only a 6m kite" thing.
true - a 6m kite, even with 15-20 knots can develop a lot of power, and if you're flying itin the wrong place..well....
As for the electric pump,
true - very few people have one
very true - $300 much better spent on lessons if you haven't had any
- (at the beginning of the thread I thought this was an experienced kiter.
somewhat true - if you have to pump up a lot of kites, if you do a lot of sessions, especially in hot weather or with large kites, or i you have back problems - its easy to like an electric pump (or compressor system if you will)