7501[ksurf] Re: How Much is involced ??
- Dec 1 5:35 AMHi everyone
I agree with Ian That kite flying ability will be the the thing that
really counts.I am sailing upwind with virtual logs . I tried a board
today that is a specifically designed kiteboard with fins a long way up
the board which worked well and gave good grip but I must say that an
old pintail that I picked up from the tip for free was not much worse.
One thing that we do here and that I would suggest to any one is that
if you cant afford a quiver of kites is to select one that will suit
your weight for your prevailing conditions .I f the wind is too light
for ksurfing grab a skateboard and head down to your local netball
courts or deserted 6 lane free way for some great practice .As with
flying any aircraft fly as often as you can.
If you live in an area that has snow keep going thru winter with skis
or snowboards .Its awesome and you"ll save on lift tickets(Stay away
lease areas its tempting to give em a show but they'll probably tell
you to bugger off to somewhere else).
All the best
Lach (The Lach Dude)
ian young <ianyoun-@...> wrote:
> > And how many boards is one person using ??use my 2.1m
> I sometimes use a 1.75m board for high winds/ freestyle but mainly
> even in high winds and freestyle - the short board is no good inlight winds.
> I'm 82kg. I think your kite flying ability has much more impact thanthe type
> of board or kite.despite a
> > What is the life expectancy os the kite and the board
> I still have gear that is more than two years old (kites and boards),
> few repairs still goes good and I still use it.are
> > or is the whole deal a hot potato with no good aftertaste and you
> > bored after a few months ??can't see
> After two years I still get an adrenalin rush every time I go out! I
> how anyone could possible get bored with kite surfing!!!!!
> Ian Young
> WinDesigns Australia - Australia's First Kite Ski&Surf School
> 9 Oliver St, Scarborough, WA, AUSTRALIA, 6019
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