My maui trip iko course pics-my kite in tree!!

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My maui trip iko course pics-my kite in tree!!

Postby 707kiteguy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:32 am

Forgot to hook safety in oop's. Got my kite back, left my bar in tree!!
Good thing ride test was day before..
http://www.actionsportsmaui.com/ITC_Course_Gallery.html
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Postby jjm » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:52 am

Did you have to wait for the wind to die? Otherwise, the PL would just stay up there right? :)
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Postby 707kiteguy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:30 am

Well ya, the bugga stayed flying for a few minutes then the pretzel and looped a hundred times, started getting lower. I was thinking of how to get my kite own?? Wait for wind to die, it was blowing!! Dave came over with kite lines and piece of coral and 25 tries later, got it!! Hawaiin slinghot get-em!! :shock:It was a humble experience..
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Postby davewsail » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 am

Dave came over with kite lines and piece of coral and 25 tries later, got it!!


Is that part of the IKO instructor curriculum? :P
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Postby 707kiteguy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:15 pm

Kite retrieval by jet ski yes, tree's?? ok here comes guy with pl kite, get slingshot ready, this could get ineresting.
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Postby michael » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:23 pm

Those pictures are fantastic! Probably the best place to learn.

I see that this school also uses BEST's latest 3m inflatable kite "Guroo". Unlike the foil crap that beginners have to buy for practicing, this kite is for schools only and not available for sale. This kite is by far the best for total beginners - I am very jealous, lucky you.
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Postby 707kiteguy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:52 pm

They are very stable, with good low end pull. 3m-14m sizes available to the public? I'm not sure, they get to demo all the latest gear. Then sell em to the public, and buy all new every 4 months. Hit em up
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Postby elli » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:48 pm

Foil crap? The foils are cheaper than tubes, donít blow up when you slam them in the ground, and teach you the same kite control if not better. What is so crap about them? Those tiny tube kites will only teach you another skill that transfers to a big kite: How to pump. Not a big deal, especially today with one pump :)
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Postby michael » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:42 am

2-line foil kites have little in common with 4-line LEI kites. No depower is what is so crap about them.
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