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mikecody
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New to kite surfing

Postby mikecody » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi guys
Im new to kite surfing , never done it yet so I need some help
Someone gave me a gunsling prokite 7.5 , its a two line kite but thats all I know
I would just like to know if I could use it to kite surf with , what winds I need , what bar I need , line lenghts and what harness and any other info that will be useful
Let me know
Thanks in advance :thumb:

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby UKSurf » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:58 pm

Don't know that brand but nearly 100 percent sure you should definitely not try to kitesurfing with it. 2 line kite will not have depower and will probably not have a safety system. Kitesurfing is a potentially dangerous sport with people getting seriously injured or killed. You can get a suitable kite pretty cheaply second hand.

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby BigR » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:07 pm

I would just like to know if I could use it to kite surf with



No

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby Rando1994 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:51 pm

Cmon man, put a little effort into learning about kitesurfing. Two line kites have been abandoned for a decade. There are hundreds of training videos online and there is no reason you cant learn a ton watching them.

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby turfAndsurf » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:37 am

Take a lesson, you can use the instructor kite and he/she can also give you advise on what type of kite to get.

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby mikecody » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:21 am

Thanks guys
Watched a few videos on youtube but there wasnt much about 2 line kites and was wondering if I could use it
One other question , I have seen a fourum or two saying you can convert 2 line to 3/4 line , is this possible ?
Thanks

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby UKSurf » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:38 am

mikecody wrote:Thanks guys
Watched a few videos on youtube but there wasnt much about 2 line kites and was wondering if I could use it
One other question , I have seen a fourum or two saying you can convert 2 line to 3/4 line , is this possible ?
Thanks


No. Forget about this kite unless you are looking to risk seriously injure yourself. For a couple hundred dollars you will be able to get something vastly superior on the second hand market.

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby Shoe » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:08 pm

turfAndsurf wrote:Take a lesson, you can use the instructor kite and he/she can also give you advise on what type of kite to get.


I agree completely! The fact that you can handle a 2 line kite means that your instructor will have an easier time teaching you kite control. I would highly suggest you take a lesson.

Cheers!

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby t3rse » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:46 pm

You can use your two line kite to make a nice hammock. That's about all it is good for aside from killing or maiming you.

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Re: New to kite surfing

Postby maurice_k » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:39 am

Hello,

To be honoust. It will not be a good idea to use the 7.5 m for riding. If you want to become a safe and independent rider it will be good to go to a school and learn it properly.
http://www.seabreezekiteclub.com/

These guys are IKO standard and will make your experience not a 1 day adventure.

It is a great sport.

Thanks


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