RE: [ksurfschool] Trainer Kites/Getting Started
- From: kenny@... (Farnsworth, Kenny)
<< Since you live in Denver, you should plan on getting a big 4 line kite. I
live in SLC and I used a Naish 15.5 90% of the time because we don't have
the strong, consistent wind that people living along the ocean front receive
every day. A 4 line kite is great for handling gusty inland wind. >>
That is a 4 line INFLATABLE kite.
The first mulit-line kite I ever flew was a Wipika 3.5 & it was no problem
for me to learn to steer, but then I used to fly control-line model aircraft,
which steer very similarly. I think you need to crash any kite a few times
when new, just to learn where its limits are. If you do it over the water
(body drag out if needed) the kite shouldn't be damaged.