On 21 Apr 2005, at 00:37, Nathan Sanchez wrote:
> Hello all! I bought a four line 1.4m trainer kite and am learning
> fairly well how to fly it. My question is, how close is this to flying
> a "real" kitesurfing kite?
Well, you can do pretty much anything with a 1.4m and it wont bite.
Well not much... You will need to learn a lot more respect for a full
size kite. Like don't swing it across the power zone while you are
still standing on the beach, and launch it with a lot more care. The
skills you have learnt will be useful though. A full size kite will
actually be easier to fly because it will be slower and more
predictable. I would still recommend taking a lesson rather than just
going out and buying something big.
> This past weekend I took it to the beach
> had much better result than here in town on a soccer field. Thanks!
Inland winds are usually a mess. All that turbulence from trees,
buildings and hills. You get much cleaner winds at the beach, as long
as they aren't blowing offshore.