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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need Help to get started

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  • Bill Torreyson
    Thanks for the details, advice and words of encouragement. Need to talk to some locals on what kind of winds they typically deal with and find that nice flat
    Message 1 of 9 , May 28, 2004
      Thanks for the details, advice and words of
      encouragement.

      Need to talk to some locals on what kind of winds they
      typically deal with and find that nice flat water
      location to build up the experience level.

      --- ex_cpe <wetstuff@...> wrote:
      > --- In ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, "btorreyson3"
      > <btorreyson3@y...> wrote:
      > > I took a 3 part lesson in Aruba and now I'm
      > hooked. I live in NY
      > > with access to a NJ beach right outside of
      > Atlantic City. I'm
      > > looking for gear to try and get start on my own.
      > Can anyone
      > > recommend any gear I need to get started.
      > >
      > > I'm 200 lbs, I've flown stunt kites and within 15
      > minutes had the
      > > trainer kite down. Had a blast with the body
      > dragging. The
      > > instructor told be I have good kite control. The
      > third lesson I had
      > > a little wind day with a 9mm kite so I never did
      > get up on the board.
      > >
      > > I also ski and snowboard in the winter.
      > >
      > > Bill
      >
      >
      > ...........Bill: You'll get nowhere but busted
      > with a 9M kite. It takes winds (with your
      > weight) that would be dangerous at your skill level.
      > Find a bayside location where you can
      > stand, pick a 10-12kt day (gust free prefered), and
      > get a 14-16M kite. Set the lines on
      > the slow settings...use a 150+ board and you'll end
      > up with a head full of stoke - you'll be
      > looking for waterfront property at the end of the
      > day.
      >
      > Play hard - safely.
      >
      > Jim
      >
      > BTW ....instructors are like prostitutes. They are
      > paid to say: "You the Man!"
      > (in humor...please)
      >
      >





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