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 11 
 on: Today at 08:09 AM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by Bipsron
Hello all
Thank you so much for the replies. I'm grateful for the warm welcome. Let me answer Chilese' questions.
No, I have a very short time on my buddies kite and, at this time, I believe crashing is my best trick!!!
The trade winds can blow quite strongly off the ocean here, but, right now there is just a gentle breeze blowing.
For pull, well, I don't want to be dragged around the beach. I guess a "medium" towards "strong" pull would work. I'm fairly big, 6'1" 220#
I think I'm leaning toward noisy.
No, on the 4 line foil.
These are the only 2 guys I've met here with kites.
I have been reading this forum a lot, and realize I might be repeating questions. I thank you in advance for your patience. The wind here is often strong, but, there are calmer days as well. I look forward to more suggestions and advice. I will keep reading everything I can find, as well.

 12 
 on: Today at 07:56 AM 
Started by Jared - Last post by photogbill
Does it even have a name yet?

This comment was intended to be posted on this thread: http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=13447.0 about the new Benson Kite that doesn't appear to have a nmae yet!

 13 
 on: Today at 07:45 AM 
Started by Jared - Last post by photogbill
No Stunt Kite Competition? ...at ALL? Seriously?



Things sure have changed over the years! I remember this being a huge competition event with several days of competition in various categories. We  ...or somebody must be doing something wrong!

 14 
 on: Today at 06:22 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Lex B
The small one, is that a 'El Macho"?
[from the book stuntkites [2 or 3]]

 15 
 on: Today at 05:47 AM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by makatakam
Doesn't matter what you have as your first kite. If the "bug" bites you hard, you will soon have a kite for every situation and purpose. If not, then your first will keep you happy.

Foils are fun, but no tricks. Dual-line deltas like the Widow will allow you to do more than just cruise around, if you want to. Quad-line kites, like a Revolution, allow precise control including reverse flight, but are difficult to learn.

Google some videos of each kind to see what they are capable of, and choose whatever moves you.

 16 
 on: Today at 04:15 AM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by Bob D
I agree 100% with Steve. The Widow would be a great kite to start with. The Prism kites seem to be just a tiny step below the Widow. I've flown the Jazz and Quantum and they seemed a little heavy on the lines and less responsive for tricking. I have a Widow Maker and, for me, it's almost a perfect all around the kite (but it's more expensive). Sky Burner is great to deal with and they make real nice kites.

If your wind speed at the beach is more than 8-10 MPH tricking can be a  bit of a challenge. The best time to learn tricking is when the wind is light enough on the back of your neck to get the kite in the air and keep it there. Don't be disappointed if the wind is really blowing and you're having trouble learning your first trick (like an axel.) Just buy one good quality entry level kite and have fun with it.

 17 
 on: Today at 01:00 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by SparkieRob
Big guns alright!


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 18 
 on: Today at 12:54 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by KaoS
Details Kevin details...!


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Over on the Extreme Kites forum...

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 06:09 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by thief
But do they fly? Comete?

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 05:48 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Dano
 A Nice Pair!

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