4838Re: Need Help to get started
- May 27, 2004
> I'm 200 lbs, I've flown stunt kites and within 15 minutes had thehad
> trainer kite down. Had a blast with the body dragging. The
> instructor told be I have good kite control. The third lesson I
> a little wind day with a 9mm kite so I never did get up on theboard.
I weigh the same as you. Trust me, with a 9mm kite you're going
It sounds to me like you have the kite skills to try the board now.
> For yourI wouldn't. To get your weight out the water with a 9m kite will
> weight I'm
> guessing a 12-14 would be the recommended general purpose
> size. Go for
> a 9 instead.
take more than 18 knots of wind. Small kites in heavy winds is
tricky. I'd check with the locals and find out what size they use
most (ask someone that's same weight as you). Then get a free-ride
kite like Boxer / Aero 2 / Wook / Vegas / whatever of that size BUT,
start flying it in lighter winds initially. Keep in mind that you'll
need a bit more power to get onto the board the first few sessions.
Get a helmet, no board leash, emergency release chicken loop, and
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