Firstly.. G'day Steve
Still stick my head in to see whats going on, and chat with Adicakes weekly about kites and stuff
flew the Talon UL and the QPro SUL the other day, 2nd time in a month I've walked the bag down to the park
so still flying when all my ducks line up
Todd, Robert, Allan, Hi guys!
I'm in no way blaming the AKA per se but it does have a place in this discussion. I know it's not the Juggernaut we perceive it to be but it is, and should be at least, a first point of contact for some of the newly interested persons to kiting, and with that, I feel should have a reasonably clear 'my first time on this site' sort of path clearly marked.
I did a little looking through the site and credited, it does have some great resources but I just feel with some tweaking of the tabs and links (no need to reinvent the wheel) you could create a 'yellow brick road' for a beginner or someone wanting to help a beginner to start up in this game. The PDF 'How to fly a kite revised
' is a terrific free resource but it's a little buried inside the tabs, all that work needs a bit more of an airing and pride of place. It is after all the burly that will bring in new blood more so than something like 'the rules for team flying' etc.
The rest of the discussion in regards to 'personal contact with random interested folk' is exactly what I hoped to hear, as that's how I've been playing for quite a while.
And to prove it... me out with my nephew, getting our zoom on with my Talon