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Need help on a new 2006 kite

Postby vtm99 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:18 pm

Hello,

I am new to kiteboarding and just bought a 12m 2006 Turbo Diesel which is a flat/bow kite.

Could anyone show a newbie how to setup and provide some basic tuning tips? I do not plan to fly the kite but just would like to see how the rigging/tunning process is like.

I plan to take a full lesson in Alameda in a week and a half.

Thanks.

Peter
ps: I live in Sunnyvale.
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Postby windhorny » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:34 pm

Just be aware that the TD stalls easily, especially in light wind, mainly due to being too powered up. Remedy-pull in 4-6" and just know when to let the bar out. Beginners often dont know that powering up a kite stalls it more often than not.
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Postby Greg » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:47 am

Peter,
Please- please- please, STICK TO THE TRAINER UNTELL AFTER THE LESSON...
I'd be happy to show you anthing you might want to know at Alameda AFTER that,
Have Fun,
L.M.G. (just ask around for the quite guy)
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Postby windhorny » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:15 am

Greg, you are quite the guy.
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Postby vtm99 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:27 pm

L.M.G, Windhorny,

Thanks for your replies.

I will indeed take a full 3 hours private lesson this upcoming Saturday in Alameda with Boardsport because safety is the #1 priority for me.

I have flown the FlexiFoil kites (6.4m and 7.8m) 2 lines for over a year so I am comfy with flying kites.
What I am less comfortable with is all the rigging, safety loops and specific rigging tips that comes with an inflatables.

I will only fly the SS Diesel Turbo *after* my lesson this Saturday.
As I said, what I need help on is the rigging/tuning with an inflatable.

L.M.G, would you be in Alameda this Sat (providing it's windy)? Should I ask for the "quite guy" or for "L.M.G"?

Thanks beforehand,

Cheers,

Peter
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