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So how about a run down of the types of kites out there and their pros

20 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

So since Kiteboarding is somewhat knew to the SA forum  - how about someone do a rundown of the different types of kites and other gear out there so that us old fogies can get on top of the lingo?

So I'm a rank beginner - what should

20 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

Ok so I'm a rank beginner.   I've taken lessons and gotten to where I can body sail/drag upwind to retrieve my board and waterstart - albeit about 1/3 of my waterstarts result in a flying tomahawk, another 1/3 result in me sinking right back down and about 1/4 result in my tipping over onto my face in slow motion.   (yes that leaves less than 10% success rate).  I've got a trainer kite and have been practiicing on and off for 2 years.


I'm up for taking some more lessons, but  at the end of the day what I really need now is just "tiller time"   so that means buying my own gear.    any recommendations?  I'm about 80kg  fit,  and I used to be  a "Gorge Rat" "way back when"...but now live in Paris France.