Re: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 949
I would highly suggest that you get a trainer kite. Purchase a larger
"trainer kite/power kite" and you will be able to use that same kite on land
for landboarding and snow kiting. Practice with the kite and do some very
specific exercises with the kite such as simulated water starts and run with
the kite while steering the kite to simulate board movement. I would be
more than glad to help guide you through these exercises. I have been
teaching kiteboarding for the past 3.5 years now and my students who use the
trainer kite learn more quickly, have more fun, and are much more safe.
Imagine the kite flying like driving the boat is to wakeboarding. The kite
is your power source and you need to be able to understand how to regulate
the power. The different dives of the kite are the throttle and you can
learn and understand this through a trainer kite.
I still suggest that you take a lesson.
I would sugges the Bullet 3.5 kite since you can reverse launch it and it
would work really good for land traction.
Kite Surfing Instructor
>winter on lakes in WI. I watch Boost 2 religiously. I read the
>forums, chatrooms, etc. daily for learning.
> > I do not want to ruin my equipment. Here are my questions.
> > 1. Should I get a trainer kite? If so what size--(I would like to
>use it for kiteboarding in winter if possible).
> > 2. Does anyone have a scale for kitesize for ice kiting or ice
>snowboarding since I would like to use the kite for summer and winter
>on the lake?
> > 3. Any advice on learning on your own? Any
>sailors/wakeboarders/snowboarders that got into the sport have advice?
> > I appreciate all the help!
> > CAL
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