RE: [snowkiteidaho] Re: I'm not sure which to buy!?
- I used a 3M Airush trainer back in the day. That thing pulls like a tractor. Just need to remember there is no depower (other than letting go). Make sure you learn to let go. 2M may be a nice compromise. I'm a hefty 190lb usually.-JBrick
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Cody Defield
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:02 PM
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Re: I'm not sure which to buy!?
Also, I was looking around and on ebay they had a "slingshot B2 (2m) Trainer kite with a dvd and control bar for $119. I'm 5'7 140 lbs. Should I look for a 3 meter kite for a trainer?
--- In email@example.com, "Cody Defield" <codydefield@...> wrote:
>the great advice! That's kind of what I was thinking about doing. I'll give it a try!
> Thanks for the all
> >even have a built in brake. I used my trainer this way and had a blast. Still need to transfer to real kite though.
> > Try rollerblades. You
> > James R.
> > Gem State Gymnastics Academy & Tighe Gym SalesGym; 208-859-1397 Cell
> > 5420 W State St.
> > Boise, Idaho 83703
> > 208-853-3220
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jon Bolt
> > Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] I'm not sure which to buy!?landboard w/ kite big enough to get you airborne? With trainer there's no airborne action, and w/ helmet/pads & no leash, if you fall, just let go of kite and it's no different than falling off skateboard.
> > ...I thought your wreckage a little different:
> ><geardaddyllc@<mailto:geardaddyllc@>> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Gear Daddy LLC
> >Jon Bolt <idakiteman@<mailto:idakiteman@>> wrote:
> > Jon,
> > Awesome advice!!!
> > Except skateboard...3 knee surgeries later and it still hurts:-(
> > Eddy
> > On May 17, 2011, at 7:34 AM,
> >a small foil trainer, at low cost. Do this after you've gotten good w/ the trainer in a park.
> > Cody, here's another idea for how you could progress farther with
> >longboard skateboards. Get yourself a helmet & knee/elbow pads, and find a large paved parking lot free of lamposts. In light winds, even a small trainer can be made to provide enough power to pull you around, and to enable you to go upwind. When you go to many kiting places with paved parking, you'll see kiters doing exactly this to pass the time w/ a little entertainment when the winds are too light for water kiting. To do this well (i.e., ride continuously and go upwind, change direction, etc.), you'll have to do the same kinds of kite control & board moves needed on water & snow. Once you've mastered this, it'll make your water lessons and progress go MUCH faster because you'll already be familiar with the basic ideas & skills needed for water kiting.
> > Lots of college kids have
> >Defield <codydefield@<mailto:codydefield@>> wrote:
> > Jon
> > On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Cody
> >student, I am limited with money. Would it be best to buy a trainer kite (because I know that trainer kites help a lot with getting the movement of the kite down) or should I just go ahead and buy a kite and take lessons?
> > I want to get into kiting, but since I am a college
> > Thanks,
> > Cody