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36235Re: [arcusers] Handles for v2-8m

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  • tim grossnickle
    Nov 1, 2010

      Can appreciate your family priorities. Do hope your daughter recovers fully. On the land kites and four line handles have to tell you I've been there done that when I was trying to learn. And after the experience I would say skip the four line handles. They won't help you develop the skills you need on the water.

      If you can get your hands on a land kite I'd recommend taking off the back lines and flying it with a bar and the two front lines with a windsurfing hook to hook into. Or, use your Arc's with the standard four line setup. This will help you on water. And, while Arc's fly great much better than tubes on snow and ice, I preferred a simple two line land kite I could set up in seconds with open intakes that inflated in seconds. You don't need much power on snow and ice. I used a two line 3m kite on ice and could go 30-40 mph wearing a helmet and peeing in my pants.

      Hope this helps and that we can hook up over the winter again if you can get back to St. Pete.


      From: Daryl Rue <darylrue@...>
      To: Arcusers <arcusers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, November 1, 2010 4:26:26 PM
      Subject: RE: [arcusers] Handles for v2-8m


      My daughter was in a nuerologic spin for much of the summer. After a few surgeries and some long hospital stays and recovery time she is now back to better than prior so i am expecting more time now... I think my plan may be to get the ice and snow down pat and start with the smaller kite in a bit higher winds so i can keep it in the air. I was having problems keeping the bigger kite from tipping forward. On the landboard it is pretty hard for me to really get and keep moving / steer / etc... I have been off for a while so i need to ease back into things so safety is at top of list.

      I also know how much time i spend on land messing with strings, relaunching kite, etc... So i am going to ease into the water. I am still challenged and enjoy the land too.

      Sent from my HTC Touch Pro2 on the Now Network from SprintĀ®.

      From: tim grossnickle <tog0713@...>
      Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 4:02 PM
      To: arcusers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [arcusers] Handles for v2-8m


      Hi Daryl,

      Try Windpower Sports in Las Vegas.  They do a lot with land kites with handles. 

      Have you gotten out at all on the water this summer??


      From: Daryl Rue <darylrue@...>
      To: Arcusers <arcusers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, November 1, 2010 3:58:46 PM
      Subject: [arcusers] Handles for v2-8m


      Any suggestions before i buy some handles for this kite? I want to try them and perhaps use with handles on snow and ice this summer if possible. They guy i bought the kite from said he used the handles to kitebaord in ca.

      Sent from my HTC Touch Pro2 on the Now Network from SprintĀ®.

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