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SO you wanna be a kiteboarder!

Postby charlie » Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:01 pm

when you get the itch you get the itch
starting out ya just gotta sit and watch
look and learn, fly the trainer
SING up for the lessons
ask for help

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Postby bdawg » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:37 am

Charlie I want to be a kiteboarder. I have done most of the things on your list but the lessons. I'll be getting those within a few weeks. I feel i really got the hang of the trainer.

You and the other BAK users will most likely be overcome by my questions once I do finially get on the water and strugle with that beginner curve. Everyone on here seems really cool so I look forward to everyones help.

thanks,

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SO you wanna be a kiteborader!

Postby charlie » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:58 am

blair
i watched for 1 year
as i flow the trainer
when i got to the water, flying the kite helped me meny times
i would crash off the board, but fly the kite to over head to regaine control
i saw alot of people crash, and then crash the kite too!
also not rushing out helped
take your time at frist
watch other kites
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Postby bdawg » Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:05 pm

I've been researching and learning all I can since last summer. I have watched from the beach a few times but it is hard to see exactly how people are manuvering their kites. I was thinking of bringing my fathers spotting scope to the beach next time so i can see way out there. I would much rather learn from others now then the hard way out on the water.

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Postby charlieoneseven » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:13 pm

I'm signed up for lessons next month and have 2 trainers a 1 and 3m that I use my harness with. It's fun flying the trainers and I can wait until my lessons before I thrash my new Co2. I noticed this thread kind is kind of old and wonder how it turned out for you 2?
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Postby charlie » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:30 am

when i got on the water i started to pick it up fast
iam so glad i flow the trainer! i would tell anyone who wants to kite board get a trainer frist then lession then have a blast!
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Postby bdawg » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:38 am

charlieoneseven,
I took my lessons in mid may last year. By the end of the year i was getting comfortable to start jumping. That is when i started having the real fun! Also keep in mind that i wasn't very diligent about getting out and getting time out on the water. I plan on changing that this year.

C17, I think if you set a goal of jumping and maybe riding toeside those will be some very attainable goals.

I like the sport and can't wait till it gets windy!

Good luck,

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