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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 02:38 PM »

Here is some airborne. Huh

kite boarding gone wrong

Fake.... it's from a Sprite Zero ad, but I guess that qualifies as reality in some corners of the iterwebz  Cheesy

Funny Sprite Zero Kite Surfer Ad

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2012, 02:55 PM »

Either because of costs or impatience, lots of people can't be convinced that then need more than one kite for different wind conditions (think UL, STD, Vented for dual line kites) or to accomodate a learning curve.  So they go out buying something too large, fly overpowered and hurt themselves.  Or due to cost considerations, they get a kite that is too small and doesn't generate power until you take it out in nukin' winds.  Small kite + nukin winds = ballistic speeds that make it more difficult to control where the kite is in the wind window and how much power it is creating.

You mean I won't be catching some sweet, sweet air on my latest purchase?


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HQ Breeze, Silver Fox 2.3 Pro UL, Nirvana Std, Prism Quantum
ITW Mesa DC, Premier Popper Line Climber
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 06:00 PM »

Thanks for the info Sam. I just agreed to buy a sweet setup from Kent at A Wind of Change. I can't wait to get it out and start learning to fly smart. I'm gonna forgo the board for a while to get used to the kite first. I already have a Snapshot so I have some idea of what foils are capable of. I gotta get a helmet and pads now.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 01:31 PM »

What setup is that Tmadz?
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2012, 05:55 PM »

Kent had gotten in a used set with an Ozone Pure 4m kite and Akoni Kama Pro carbon fiber board with titanium spring trucks.

Call Kent at A Wind of Change or check out on the right side of the screen here. I see several kites for sale. I suggest talking to Kent first to find out what is the best setup for you.
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