Re: cabrinha 2002 upgrade???
- --- In email@example.com, "Homer Robbins" <tommybonfire@y...> wrote:
> I am brand new to this sport...(still flying a wasp 1, lessons coming........you got a great kite. it's as if you bought a new Best Yarga. The Cabbys have always
> in June on South Padre Island)...I bought, on a kiteboardindng board a
> 2002 Cabrinha CO2 12M Kite with lines, bar, etc.
made great kit. If you've been kiting for four years you may notice the difference and
appreciate the advances in 05 kites - but this is the perfect way to get started. Depending
on your weight a 12 is also the best starter-kite because it's the middle size for most
adults. When you're ready - depending on your size/local winds - a 12 should be the
finest kite in your quiver.
I'm selling a 12 Black Tip (slightly higher aspect than C02) for $250. Same concept: the
perfect kite for a newbie to flog and trash, so they have some $$ left to buy some good
stuff a year later. (wetstuff.com ..under 'kite ideas')
I know the instructors may say what the @#$% were you doing...but that is what I
> have done............only if they were like a car dealer who wanted to both teach you to drive and sell you
a car at the same time.
I have read that the 2003 Cabrinha system is better/safer than the 2002...should I try to
update my kite
..........and the 2003 ford Explorer has two additional airbags vs. the 2002 - BUT WAIT, the
2004 has two more and the chassis is 40% stiffer! Just make sure someone who knows
the setup lays the lines out properly and that you have a functional lease that you test
once a session. (it also helps you learn an in-water relaunch). Pick a bunch of days with
about 12kts - a clear area with waist deep water and LEARN THE POWER.
And, don't do anything without someone around to watch/help you at this stage.