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New to the Sport and Forum

Postby danilo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:57 am

Hi, I recently acquired a Naish Ride 12m and I was wondering where the best place to learn would be. I already been practicing with a 3m trainer, but I definitely need to get out on the water before the season is over. I live in Stockton, so if anyone is in the area, I dont mind buying some beers or whatever is needed to get some good pointers :)
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby jwest21 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Get some lessons. They're not cheap but they are very necessary. Everyone on here will say the same thing. 12m out of control kite will land you in the hospital if one itty bitty thing isn't setup correctly.
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby kitecrazy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:43 pm

Welcome!
Get.
Lessons.
.....period.
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Postby sc-surfer » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:48 pm

yep, lessons. PLEASE. For your safety and everyone else's.


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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby danilo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks guys!
Lessons is definitely my top priority on the list. Where would the best beginner place be?
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Postby sc-surfer » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Alameda. For sure.
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby Loscocco » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:39 pm

John at www.Kitethebay.com does great lessons out off of treasure island where ther is always good wind
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby denniskempin » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:30 pm

Sherman Island is easily reachable from Stockton and has great conditions for learning if and only if you go out with an instructor or later for assisted downwinders.

Check for lessons here: http://www.edgekiteboarding.com/
or here: http://kitopia.biz/html/lessons.html
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby kitecrazy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:55 pm

Once youve had lessons you can ride the lighter conditions at woodward reservoir in oakdale.
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Re: New to the Sport and Forum

Postby danilo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:38 pm

kitecrazy wrote:Once youve had lessons you can ride the lighter conditions at woodward reservoir in oakdale.


How is it Woodward as far as launching conditions? I've been there plenty of times but havent seen any kiters out there yet.
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