RE: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 666
> From: "Canman" <canman@...>You might have some trouble sliding out on the (finless) woody, until you
> Subject: Woody Board + NPW5
> Hi there.
> I'm looking for a cheapest possible kitesurfing rig, that can
> be put together (preferably DIY @ home).
> I'd like to use home made NASA wings. I have quite a few of
> them (2 ; 3 ; 4,6 ; 7 ; 10 and 12 square meter), cause I use
> them for bugging, so I should be able to cover most wind
> conditions. I am aware of the limitations of NPW5 (narrow
> window, poor upwind performance). They do have one good thing
> about them - making all 6 of them cost me less than any used
> LEI in decent condition.
> I want to make a woody board as on
> http://www.kitesurfingschool.org/board.htm .
> The question
> is: Does it make sense ?
> Will I be able to learn kitesurfing on this equipment ?
learn to edge. But the NPW is very easy to learn on. My very first attempt
at ksurfing was on a 6' converted surfboard and 7.5 NPW. Got up and riding
(downwind) first time. Two of my byddies did the same, and they only had
about 4 hrs kite flying experience between them. I struggled for 2 months to
do the same with a 11.5 inflatable and a fancy twintip.