Re: [ksurfschool] Im eager to get into the sport and have some questions
--- marin_michael <marin_michael@...> wrote:
> I am looking to get into the exciting sport of kiteA training kite will help most at the beginning.
> My first and most important question is whether
> there is any decent
> places around toronto for the sport. I was told
> cherry beach allows
> kitesurfers, is it true? Is there anything closer to
> My second questions is whether I really need a
> training kite.
> Investing in one, I would probably end up playing
> with it for a week
> and then moving on to a "real" kite anyway. Is it
> worth to invest in
> a training kite or can I do without?
I've found that while waiting for the instructor to
show up, it was a good way to get some kite
handling parctice in. Also, if you go to the
beach, it's a cool way to amuse yourself and the
family. Also, the kids like to play with it.
However, one you start flying the bigger
kites, you will use it only a few times a year.
>My recommendation is to take lessons first. You will
> Everyone talks about equipment. I found a decent
> equipment new for
> $849. Can anyone recommend any not too expensive
have a better idea what size and style of kite is
best for you once you've taken lessons. Also, ask
locals at the beach. Then, buy used gear if you can.
There is plenty of real good quality gear out there
that is relatively inexpensive compared to new
gear (even at discount prices.) Research the types
of beginner kites by visiting kite reviews on the
web and make your decision based on that information,
not on what's on sale at the shop.
> you recommend I get just the kite and bar forI think wakeboards tend to have too much rocker,
> now...then the harness
> then the board? Can I use a regular wakeboard if I
> have one?
which makes them harder to plane up on in light wind
conditions. You can get a used kiteboard (in 145-170
range) fairly cheap. I suggest you get a helmet,
floatation vest, kite harness (booties - if needed)
and then kite + bar + board.
You will need a harness.
If you are a former windsurfer, you'll want to
replace you harness with one made for kiting (one
grab handle in back, knife hook, stainless spreader
Good luck and welcome to the sport!
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