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  • davitsi72
    Thank you Ringo! I had a look at the site and it is very helpful. Regards, Daf ... 4&standard=1&viewlatestreviews=1? ... category ... I d ... sure ... will ...
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      Thank you Ringo! I had a look at the site and it is very helpful.
      Regards,
      Daf

      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "ringokiter" <davidtoushek@h...>
      wrote:
      > Hi Daphne,
      >
      > Here is an excellent kite review site: http://www.kite-
      > surf.com/userreviews/index.php?opid=-
      4&standard=1&viewlatestreviews=1?
      > &NavID=2
      >
      > Ringo
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "davitsi72" <davitsi72@y...> wrote:
      > > Hello Ed,
      > > your advice is much appreciated. The question of the correct size
      > of
      > > the kite has also bothered me a lot. I do not fit into the
      category
      > > of the average rider as my weight is 52 kilos. That would mean
      I'd
      > > have to buy a smaller size than the average rider but I am not
      sure
      > > exaclty how much smaller...
      > > My regards and safe riding,
      > > Daf
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "edouard Vergeynst"
      > <geynsted@h...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > Hi Daphne,
      > > >
      > > > I undersand your trouble as I have had a similar trouble some
      > times
      > > ago.
      > > >
      > > > I not really aware about the brands today but I could say you
      > > this .
      > > > You should not matter what kite you take.
      > > > Still a first try with the kite would be suggestable.
      > > > Most important in buying a kite is to have a kite size that
      will
      > > cover most
      > > > wind conditions encountered in your area. So Check the local
      > > clubs , other
      > > > kitesurfers ....
      > > >
      > > > Now if you go for an inflateble I think it's is a lot more easy
      > to
      > > with then
      > > > a foil . I also think you were schooled on an LEI . So I would
      go
      > > for that
      > > > choice as you will waist less time. The option that will get
      you
      > > going the
      > > > fasted will be one of the best.
      > > >
      > > > About the brand check for yourself the kite that in your
      opinion
      > > has the
      > > > best construction and finishin touch. My be the colour will
      also
      > > influence
      > > > you.
      > > > An additional suggestion as you are starting is to buy a cheap
      > last
      > > year
      > > > edition of a takoon skoop (11.5 and 14.3 were excellent , it is
      > > certainly a
      > > > good choice ").
      > > > With the experience you will be able to choose for yourself
      what
      > > you think
      > > > is the best . Some other people will give you the opportunity
      to
      > > test their
      > > > equipment .....
      > > > Get your as as fast as possible betweeen kitesurfers on the
      > > water !!!!
      > > >
      > > > You will see by experience that a lot of opinions on the web
      and
      > on
      > > the
      > > > beach are more or less biased.
      > > > Trying a kite will give you the best feeling.
      > > > It should in my opinion be lite in the hands, predictable and
      > fast .
      > > >
      > > > Mather more about SIZE then about brand.
      > > > There are no bad kites onthe market if you follow the popular
      > > brands. e.g.
      > > > North ,Takoon , GK lift ( a suggestion if you ask me ) ,
      > > >
      > > > Still I would ask you to say hello to all Athen.
      > > > I have spent there some great times in the past.
      > > >
      > > > Regards ,
      > > >
      > > > Ed
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > >From: "davitsi72" <davitsi72@y...>
      > > > >Reply-To: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com
      > > > >To: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com
      > > > >Subject: [ksurf] beginner seeking for advice!
      > > > >Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:53:01 -0000
      > > > >
      > > > >Hello everyone!
      > > > >My name is Daphne, I live in Athens, Greece. I started taking
      > > > >kitesurfing lessons two months ago and am about to buy my
      first
      > > kite.
      > > > >I have been doing extensive market research in order to avoid
      > > buying
      > > > >the wrong kite (and to be able to find a good deal!). I end up
      > > having
      > > > >gathered too much information on so many kites, I can't make
      up
      > my
      > > > >mind!! A word of advice from anyone who could spare some time
      to
      > > > >reply, would be of valuable help! I even don't know if I want
      an
      > > > >inflatable kite or not!! So please let me know: what would you
      > > > >choose: Air rush Trio, North Toro 2, Peter Lynn Arc or
      FlySurfer
      > > > >Maniac?
      > > > >Thanks and safe riding.
      > > > >Daf
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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