Air Bliss Kites
- The website is here: http://www.airblissusa.com
I got a AirBliss Kite too, so far it has worked great, but I am green
still, and its the only kite Ive ridden. I will say that it water-
relaunched REALLY easily, in only like 10-12 winds, and is MUCH
easier to set-up than a 4 line.
The CHEAPEST kite I have seen...
Its also really stable sitting up there, you can look away without it
diving down really quickly. My friend has a Naish 13.5 that I tried
once, it seems like you need to watch it more...it wants to dive to
the ground more..
You will probaly be getting lessons from Hamish Macdonald, that's who
I got my lessons from, and bought the kite from, he's sponsered by
Air Bliss and FOne. He won the contest down in Crandon.
This has nothing to do with the kite, just inexperience: The first
time I launched it(before I decided to get a lesson), I launched it
too far in the wind window, on a really windy morning, with a fence
30 feet in front of me. I got dragged on my stomach at high speed,
let go of the bar, the leash snapped, and my brand new kite flew
about 200 yards in the air, landing neatly in the power lines across
A1A at Meade St. FPL was kind enough to come get it down for me,
completly unharmed, incredibly.
I was over-anxious to get started, now I know what I'm doing(more).
That lesson will help you a lot, especially with the basics. Make
sure they set the kite up for you the first time, puttingthe 3rd line
on isn't completly obvious...
- I saw their site at airblissusa.com. Not much there and it's
confusing. It reads like it was computer translated from another
language. They mention all kinds of stuff, but only sell one kite and
One thing that was confusing is that the picture of the kite has some
copy under it that says it can be rigged 2, 3, or 4 lines. But the
video only mentions 3 lines.
The surfboard I got has a sticker with the url www.airbliss.com
(without the usa) but that site is underconstruction and does not
look like it has anything to do with kitesurfing.
Even though the site is not that great, they were very helpful.
Answered all my emails and delivered the board right when they said
I just got my setup and I am real impressed with all I got for so
cheap. The kite, lines, control bar, etc all feel real high quality,
but I have not used them yet. The board is much lighter than any
windsurf board I have used. It is so light if feels like I could snap
it in half, but it is real solid.
The only thing I don't like are the foot straps. How did you get the
two forward ones on without one overlaping the other? The screws are
not long enough when they overlap. I was thinking of cutting each one
at an angle so they fit. Also how tight did you make the screws, I am
afraid of stripping them if I tighten too much.
I have had it a few days and I have been tempted to take the kite out
in a field behind my house after work, at night. After reading your
powerline story I am glad I didn't. I am going to try it out Saturday
though, if the wind is light.
How long have you had yours? Where do you fly it?
So far I am very happy with the AirBliss setup and would recomend it
to anyone just starting out, especialy since it costs like 40% less
then anything else out there. I let you know if I still feel the same
way after I have a chane to actualy use it.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "se_specialist" <se_specialist@y...> wrote:
> The website is here: http://www.airblissusa.com