Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Anyone want to sell a used trainer kite? (and other ???)
- Sure I agree, that a 2 liner will work as a trainer but a 4 liner is safer, as kite killers can be fitted. There is no way to leash a 2 line foil easily.
Why not spend $200, funds may not be such an issue for this person and if so he may as well get a decent trainer, with safety system. He could also use this kite for other land based activities, like kite land boarding.
Why buy a little foil that you can hardly feel the pull from and that you will never use for anything other than entertaining kids?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 4:37 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Anyone want to sell a used trainer kite? (and other ???)
I never say NOT to use a trainer kite.
I simply say NOT to spend 200$ on one and that if he can get his
hands on a 2 line it will do the job as well.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kite Power \(Sydney\)"
> Hi Blashy
> I am sure you mean well, but I totally disagree with your advice.
People need lots of practice with a small trainer kite, too many
people are getting hurt due to insufficent experience, of the wind,
wind window, wind shifts, wind strength and the constantly changing
nature of some winds, learning to fly by feel, learning about line
management and maitenance, etc, etc.
> This sport is as dangerous as formula one racing, but no-one
advises novice drivers to go and learn in a fully kitted F-one car do
> Flexifoil Bullet 1.5 on a bar or the 2.5 make excellent trainers,
the rear lines are not for depower on foil kites, they are for
steering. On all Flexifoil foil kites they also serve as a safety
> I have a depowering foil too, the Ozone frenzy, and I am really
glad I can depower it, especially the 5.0M.
> Cya and
> Steve McCormack
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: blashy1
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 2:08 PM
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Anyone want to sell a used trainer
kite? (and other ???)
> If you are going to spend 200$ on a kite, save that money to
> the actual thing you will use to fly.
> I doubt you'll find small 4 line kites.
> A 2 line kite will do just fine to learn kite control, the 2
> lines are used mainly for depowering the kite, something you
> want to do with a 2-3m kite :)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kller_" <kller_@y...> wrote:
> > There sure is a lot to learn, just trying to learn *what* to
> > Oh well, they say nothing good comes easy, and if that's true,
> > sport must be ***awesome***! It sure looks it anyway. Does
> > have a used trainer kite they'd like to sell? I would like to
> > something with 4 lines...at least at this point in my ignorant
> > journey that is.
> > Can anyone suggest exactly what to be looking for? Right now I
> > want something as close to the real beast as possible. The best
> > so far (in my most ignorant opinion) looks like the Powerfoil
> > or the Flexifoil Bullet. Both are $200 (don't let that $199
> > fool ya'). I can just hear my friends after mentioning spending
> > $200 on a friggin' kite: "Oh yeah? You know I have this
> > great yo-yo I could sell you..."
> > One more: what's a buggy?
> > Thanks for any help!
> > David
> > kller@
> > m
> > i
> > n
> > d
> > s
> > p
> > r
> > i
> > n
> > g
> > .com
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