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4840Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need Help to get started

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  • Bill Torreyson
    May 27, 2004
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      Thanks Andre for that info.

      I found a place near where I go to the beach so I'll
      ask them about wind conditions and a recommendation
      for kite size.

      --- mopman365 <andrem@...> wrote:
      > > I'm 200 lbs, I've flown stunt kites and within 15
      > minutes had the
      > > trainer kite down. Had a blast with the body
      > dragging. The
      > > instructor told be I have good kite control. The
      > third lesson I
      > had
      > > a little wind day with a 9mm kite so I never did
      > get up on the
      > board.
      >
      > Hi Bill,
      >
      > I weigh the same as you. Trust me, with a 9mm kite
      > you're going
      > nowhere ;-).
      > It sounds to me like you have the kite skills to try
      > the board now.
      > But:
      >
      > > For your
      > > weight I'm
      > > guessing a 12-14 would be the recommended general
      > purpose
      > > size. Go for
      > > a 9 instead.
      >
      > I wouldn't. To get your weight out the water with a
      > 9m kite will
      > 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
      > have fun.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Andr´┐Ż
      >
      >





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