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RE: [snowkiteidaho] Re: I'm not sure which to buy!?

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  • Jason Brickner
    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
    Message 1 of 14 , May 17, 2011
      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.

      From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Cody Defield
      Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:02 PM
      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      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 snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, "Cody Defield" <codydefield@...> wrote:

      > Thanks for the all
      the great advice! That's kind of what I was thinking about doing. I'll give it a try!
      > -Cody
      > --- In
      href="mailto:snowkiteidaho%40yahoogroups.com">snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, Jim Tighe <jim@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Try rollerblades. You
      even have a built in brake. I used my trainer this way and had a blast. Still need to transfer to real kite though.
      > >
      > > James R.
      > > Gem State Gymnastics Academy & Tighe Gym Sales
      > > 5420 W State St.
      > > Boise, Idaho 83703
      > > 208-853-3220
      Gym; 208-859-1397 Cell
      > > jim@
      > >
      > >
      > > From:
      href="mailto:snowkiteidaho%40yahoogroups.com">snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon Bolt
      > > Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:46 AM
      > > To:
      > > Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] I'm not sure which to buy!?
      > >
      > >
      > > ...I thought your wreckage a little different:
      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.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Gear Daddy LLC
      <geardaddyllc@<mailto:geardaddyllc@>> wrote:
      > >
      > > Jon,
      > >
      > > Awesome advice!!!
      > >
      > > Except skateboard...3 knee surgeries later and it still hurts:-(
      > > Eddy
      > >
      > >
      > > On May 17, 2011, at 7:34 AM,
      Jon Bolt <idakiteman@<mailto:idakiteman@>> wrote:
      > >
      > > Cody, here's another idea for how you could progress farther with
      a small foil trainer, at low cost. Do this after you've gotten good w/ the trainer in a park.
      > >
      > > Lots of college kids have
      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.
      > >
      > > Jon
      > > On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Cody
      Defield <codydefield@<mailto:codydefield@>> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I want to get into kiting, but since I am a college
      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?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Cody
      > >

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