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 on: August 18, 2014, 09:23 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by WinterDaze
Hi all, long time lurker, long time flyer  Grin

Been a while since I last posted but I keep an eye on you all  Wink

Starting on the flying journey doesn't have to require a 'one brand solution' as there's a few decent manufactures (Dodd for instance) of kites out there that offer a few kites for under $100 (BTW the Prism Jazz for instance is only $50 odd and can fly at least).

The AKA could have a 'Getting started' page, with some good 'web search optimization' could at least turn up on the first page of google searches. With a set up similar to Prisms effort with good animations to help the beginners get over the first hump, throw in a few links to some good basic how to vids and maybe a few vids of what a basic starter kite can do in the hands of an accomplished flyer.

Both here and at the AKA site there is no 'obvious' starting point to a first timer putting a kite in the air successfully, just saying..

You know, something to inspire some of the next generation (or the next next for some of us Wink) to have a crack.

Maybe even this forum could help out a little by having a 'This is a great way to start' list of kites and training vids and make it a sticky in 'Beginners Corner', rather than yet another thread on 'whats the best custom/boutique this or that' thread.

Just stoking the fire Smiley

 on: August 18, 2014, 08:39 PM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Steve

 on: August 18, 2014, 08:10 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by twhite510
Yes you did. I am very excited about getting to meet some fellow fliers and get some instruction. I am having a blast just flying around in circles. It will be even better when I am able to really control the kite and do some tricks.

 on: August 18, 2014, 07:45 PM 
Started by bt - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
My partial monochrome with a touch of green

Hmmmm... What does the door say....

Skyward Kites...

That's Were I get most of my kites  Smiley

 on: August 18, 2014, 07:41 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hi asburyparkjohn:

I noticed that most of your kites are UL SUL and SSUL. except The Atelier Transfer xt.z and The Benson Gemini.

I Have:

Atelier Transfer xt.r Std.
Lam Hoac's ATM  SUL
Sky Burner Aura UL
SkyBurner Solus UL
FlyingWings AirWave Zero (Indoor)
FlyingWings Duende 2.2 Std.
FlyingWings Duende 2.2 UL.
Premier Widow NG
Premier Wolf NG
NTK French Connection 2 UL
Eolo Over
I Have them sorted in 2 kite bags. one for high wind kites and another the low wind kites. My favorite winds conditions are for low winds 2-4 MPH for Higher winds 5-10 mph.

For winds over 10 mph I have some old school kites like the Hurricane Stack (6 kites) and a Hawaiian Team Kite Love to fly them with long lines. but I don't fly them very often. I'm more into doing tricks with my kites.

 on: August 18, 2014, 07:24 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by np
I work in Santa Clarita right off the 126.
I must have drove by your work place Sunday on my way home from Oxnard Beach Park and a week-end spent (Saturday) flying kites with Jon and his family. I also flew again on Sunday down on the beach for a few hours before heading home.

Jon: I got to the field just before 8am on Sunday. There was already three tables set up right in the middle of the field with a guy sitting in a chair in back of the tables. I think other groups are catching on to the kiting group, so they are getting there extra early to get the field for themselves. So, I headed to the beach for some UL flying, which I had until the white caps started to appear.

 on: August 18, 2014, 06:48 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by twhite510
NP Thanks for endorsement. I fully plan on taking Jon up on his offer. I am a visual person that needs to see with my hands so to say. I keep reading and watching video's but I really need somebody there to what I am doing wrong. I feel like I am just flailing about. I do stuff by mistake most of the time so I know I can do it.
 Not sure if anybody is out there in Oxnard during the week in the afternoon. I work until 2:30 and can be out there around 3:30 or so.
 Thanks All

 on: August 18, 2014, 06:42 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by asburyparkjohn
You do have the advantage of flying all year ... I stop between November - February and don't frequent the beach till April consistently ... when I first bought a beach house I went out at 6AM sunrise ... its a good feeling flying from virtually no winds to 10 mph and working through your kite bag.
The best flying zone in AP is a place called Dog Beach where dogs have to leave at 8:30AM ... Its interesting with a beach of 100 dogs although most pack in on their side 100 yards away ... with time I just show up now-a-days at 8AM. I do fly occasionally near my place at night with east winds and the lights on the boardwalk are sufficient ... 


 on: August 18, 2014, 06:35 PM 
Started by bt - Last post by coogee
DS UL on Holywell Bay beach, Cornwall, UK.

Lovely kite and my all time favourite!


 on: August 18, 2014, 05:57 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by np
Certainly we can help to get you off to a good start. 
Tom, you certainly should take Jon up on this offer. With Jon teaching you with hands on, it will cut your learning curve way down. The park is a great place to fly and Jon and his family are as friendly as you will find anywhere.   

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