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Re: Plz help waterstart

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  • kitework@yahoo.com
    Thank you Dave Thank you Dave for your tip I weight 130 lbs so you think I need a bigger kite the wind range for my kite should be 7 to 15 knots thx ... strong
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 23, 2001
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      Thank you Dave

      Thank you Dave for your tip I weight 130 lbs so you think I need a
      bigger kite the wind range for my kite should be 7 to 15 knots
      thx

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., Dave Raue <theraves@o...> wrote:
      > Sounds like you need more practice with the kite. Pull should be
      strong
      > when you sweep the kite acrosss the power zone, but very weak when
      straight
      > overhead. You need to be able to lie on your back in the water
      with feet in
      > the straps and kite stable overhead. It takes some patience to
      figure out
      > how to keep your orientation stable. I've seen a number of novices
      stuggle
      > to maintain their orientation, but it's a necessary step. I know
      one guy
      > who gave up cause he lacked the patience to learn how to stay
      oriented.
      > Keep the kite overhead and don't steer it off to the side. Board
      should be
      > perpendicular to the wind. Use your legs to move the board so you
      spin
      > don't around. After a little practice it will click for you. But
      don't try
      > to waterstart till you can maintain your orientation.
      >
      > In any case, the 7.0 is far too small for 10-12 kts on ANY board
      for ANY
      > rider. You need more wind or bigger kite.
      >
      > -D
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <kitework@y...>
      > To: <ksurfschool@y...>
      > Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 1:07 AM
      > Subject: [ksurfschool] Plz help waterstart
      >
      >
      > > I am out on my Wipika freeair 8.5(converted 4 lines) and Naish 7.0
      > > and the wind is about 10-12 knots I,m only try this kite 3 times
      > > I launch the kite with no problem once the kite up in the air the
      > > kite gave me lots of pull (it pull me forward)is this normal
      > > and when i hook into the harness (seat harness) my body start to
      > > rotate and keep me faceing away from the kite and the kite keep
      > > moving so it took me awhile to get into the foot strap and I did
      > > get on a plane
      > > When I watch the video(hard to rip) it look so easy for them
      > > to hook in and steer the kite and the kite look so steadily is it
      > > my kite or I need more time on the water thx
      > >
      > >
      > >
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    • Mel
      ... I m only about 5 pounds more, & for a 2-line 7.0, 15 knots is the MINIMUM for me, even on a 7 directional. Mel
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 23, 2001
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        <kitework@...> wrote:

        > I weight 130 lbs so you think I need a
        > bigger kite the wind range for my kite should be 7 to 15 knots

        I'm only about 5 pounds more, & for a 2-line 7.0, 15 knots is the MINIMUM
        for me, even on a 7' directional.

        Mel
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