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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby jakemoore » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 pm

I am big fan of the trainer kite. Its less expensive and more resistant to abuse than any inflatable. Its an opportunity for fun, e.g kite skating. And its an opportunity to share with friends in a way that won't hurt their body or your bank account. I have given a few trainers away and always end up buying another one even if to fly it 2x year.

A Flysurfer peak or Ozone Uno in 4m might make a reasonable compromise in the same theme. I also have an Uno that I use in storms and my kids fly. I am just as likely to fly the trainer and I cringe less when they smash the trainer into the ground.

Then lessons. The upside of lessons is first experience on somebody else's kite. No damage and better decision making for your first bigger kite.

If the trainer kite saves just 1 repair of a full size kite it pays for itself.

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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby FattyArbuckle » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:06 pm

Great advice and helpful tips....thanks again..everybody.

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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby Bille » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:27 am

FattyArbuckle wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Hi Everybody..
...
So question is..what size should a 60 year old bloke at 105 kg be looking at buying to get some dry land practice that will form a use full function in a future quiver...or should I get training kite...???
...
Thanks
I'm 65, at 90kg ; and personally like the land buggy more than the water.
If you got a beach that's kinda firm at lower tide ; then get a 5m traction kite
first, and a land buggy with medium size wheels, (soft sand needs a bigger wheel).
The three wheel devise can go in wind that's walking speed ; and can handle
winds over 30kt easy. Your weight just helps hold it down.

A 5M you can learn in 3kt wind, (if you keep it moving) ; when you can handle
the kite, then get in the buggy and GO ! After 20 or so hours in that thing ; the
kite board in water is Easy to learn, because most all the rules are the same.

Now you got TWO sports ; with a Really wide verity of wind to use them in !!! :thumb:
Face it : with your weight , your gonna need a Big kite and 15Kt of wind
to learn ; in the buggy, with 5m kite, were talking 5 to 8kt to learn, and
less when you got it down .

land buggy for kiting :
https://www.google.com/search?biw=845&b ... dxPXsjB92o

Bille

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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby FattyArbuckle » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:03 am

Sounds a great idea...was thinking that way already...Cheers...

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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby FattyArbuckle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:34 pm

Ordered a Peter Lynn Hornet 5 metre and bought a buggy. ( 2nd hand)
To start with using kite on handles but might fit bar when happy using handles/ harness on buggy...🏄 😁

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Re: Complete beginner advice..

Postby AP Kite Club » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:50 pm

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Hope it helps to clarify few things.

Regards from windy Tarifa :)


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