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458Re: [ksurfschool] Hello Kitesurfers

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  • Guido Pirard
    Sep 16, 2000
      for me , it's the same here.
      I have little or no experience, but I am really getting the hang of the
      kiting too.
      i'm living in Belgium , and my winds are here very still,
      my solution is to go too de Belgium sea, there is wind.
      so good luke in you're learning process, and gd winds to you.

      Vriendelijk groeten ( greetings ),
      Guido Pirard
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <danaheller@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@egroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 10:11 AM
      Subject: [ksurfschool] Hello Kitesurfers

      > Hello,
      > I just joined this group because I am interested in the sport, but I
      > haven't tried it yet. I recently bought a 2m stunt trainer kite and
      > am having a blast with it and am ready to dive headlong into the
      > water, but after reading a bit of your comments I think I will take
      > at
      > least a one day course in safety. I live in Seattle, WA. Can anyone
      > recommend a school or instructor in this area (I know of one person
      > who teaches Kitesurfing on the Columbia river), or alternatively in
      > Northern California where I will be next week?
      > Also, what would be a good kite to start with here. I think we have
      > good medium to strong, steady winds, but the bluff where I practice
      > also seems to be pretty gusty. If anyone has surfed in the Puget
      > Sound I would love to here about your experiences.
      > I have little or no experience surfing, water skiing, snowboarding,
      > windsurfing or kite flying, but I am really getting the hang of the
      > little stunt kite and am very athletic. I've never felt the need to
      > get involved in such a high tech, extreme sport before, but
      > kitesurfing has gotten under my skin very quickly. Since I'm only 28
      > I figure I still have at least 2 good athletic years left ;)
      > Another future adrenaline junkie,
      > Dana
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