Re: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 366
Where on Lake Erie you flying.I'm at Long Point most weekends.It is a great place to Fly.I do have to agree with Mel on the C-quad relaunchability.I use foils myself...but the cquad is a good bang for the buck.We should get together so you can compare your cquad to a foil.You are not alone.I've been doing this all across Ontario for sometime now.Lets hook up for a fly/surf or buggy session.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org>Reply-To: email@example.com>To: firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 366>Date: 8 Aug 2001 08:51:54 -0000>>------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->>Small business owners...>Tell us what you think!>http://us.click.yahoo.com/vO1FAB/txzCAA/ySSFAA/jacolB/TM>---------------------------------------------------------------------~->>>There are 2 messages in this issue.>>Topics in this digest:>> 1. success!!!> From: gothicman@...> 2. Re: success!!!> From: Mel>>>________________________________________________________________________>________________________________________________________________________>>Message: 1> Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 14:29:23 -0000> From: gothicman@...>Subject: success!!!>>Just came back from Lake Erie in Ontario Canada. Got my 6.3 to>finally fly!!! The pull was absolutely incredible. Couldn't fly the>kite without someone hanging on to the handle on the back of my>harness. Even parked right above my head the kite would pull me off>my feet. The wind wasn't very strong either. Body dragging with 2>people was unbelieveable. The second person would hang on to the>strap (to help me walk back upwind). The kite would pull 2 of us up>to our ankles and drag us at incredible speed and power. This was my>first day with a power kite of any kind. I shortened the main lines>and there was less pull on the kite out of the power zone so that>helped me to be able to hold the kite parked and slowly walk upwind>by myself without help. I couldn't stall or luff the kite no matter>what i tried to do. Water relaunching was too easy and sometimes>even in chest deep water. What people said about cquads not>relaunching appears to be false. I had no problems water relaunching>and I didn't even have the float tubes put in. The kite was VERY>cheap. No bladders to blow up or puncture and very few seams for>ripping. I paid more for bar(Jeff Howard Kitesurfer bar), harness>(Peter Lynn waist), lines(Q-line 30meter) and swivel hook then i did>for the actual kite. Being from Ontario, no one has seen this>sport. Within minutes i had boaters, sea-doers and cottagers all>gawking and cheering at this spectacle. I even managed to body drag>upwind at an amazing angle with using one hand as a rudder when i>didn't have a passenger hanging on. I landed the kite softly and>smoothly on the beach out of the power zone. It floated down like a>feather! Although we flew the kite almost all weekend we couldn't>get the kite to make us jump (tea-bag) out of the water. What do you>have to do with the flight of the kite to have it pick you up and>jump out of the water?>>P.S. Thank you so much for everyone's help and advice with my>problems of "first flight". All your information helped me very much>to fly this beast. This forum and the kitesurfschool.com website are>the only literature and help that i have been able to get because of>the lack of sport participation in ontario even though we have>beautiful waters and beaches here. Thanks all.>>P.P.S. I would recommend a c-quad to anyone even beginners. I had>friends flying and body dragging on this kite in minutes and some of>them never even flew a 2 line stunt kite before. Almost impossible>to crash this kite and even though some of us crashed it a few times>(because of our newbieness and sometimes hard crashes) there was>absolutely no signs of anything wrong with the kite at all. Once a>person was on the kite for 10 minutes they never crashed it after>that.>>>>________________________________________________________________________>________________________________________________________________________>>Message: 2> Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 09:30:38 -0700> From: Mel>Subject: Re: success!!!>> wrote:>> > Water relaunching was too easy and sometimes> > even in chest deep water. What people said about cquads not> > relaunching appears to be false. I had no problems water relaunching> > and I didn't even have the float tubes put in.>>Okay, when you can TOUCH BOTTOM. If you can't touch (like most places you'd>be likely to crash while kiteboarding) you can't relaunch.>>Mel>>>>________________________________________________________________________>________________________________________________________________________>>>>Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>>
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- I'd love to get together on Lake Erie sometime Mike. I fly between
Turkey Point and Port Dover. Would be a great experience for me to
see some experience in the air. Have to repeat though, that i've
only body surfed so i don't know how much fun you'd have with a newb
but i'm all for it! :-) Have you any experience with water ski's and
a kite? My brother is an excellent skier and feels it would be
easier for him (he's gettin' a kite too after he saw what mine can
do) to learn on rather than a board. Are you @ Long Point this
weekend? If so, where abouts do you fly?
- Hey fellow Ohioans....
tell me exactly where ya fly ...Ill be up..with another from central Ohio....
will also be going to Hatterus next month..for a month..and have beach
house...so get in touch..