Begginer advice

San Francisco Bay Area kiteboarding lessons, learning and support.

Moderators: BayAreaKite, WindMuch

Begginer advice

Postby thebayisok » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:54 pm

So after a year of wanting to get into kiteboarding I am finally going to start. Im planning on getting the trainer and then maybe take some lessons next summer. I just have a few question that hopefully someone can help me out with.
I havent purchased a trainer kite yet. Would a 3 line be more beneficial to me than a 2 line? I know with the 3 line you can reverse relaunch, but with the 3 lines being like $100 more than the 2 line is it necessary? And what about size. I would like a 3m but I am on a very limited budget, would a 2m be ok?
Where do I go to use it? I am in the far east bay (Brentwood). I know I could go over to rio vista but I would rather not have to pay $5 just to go over the bridge each time I want to fly my kite. Maybe a local could help me out on this.
Any advice would be appriciated. Thanks.
thebayisok
Joey
Joey
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:34 pm

Re: Begginer advice

Postby K. Cliff » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:52 pm

I'm in Oakley and have a trainer you can use. check your pm (new messages) for number. Call anytime before 10:00 pm
User avatar
K. Cliff
Regular
Regular
 
Posts: 424
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:49 am
Location: 0akley

Re: Begginer advice

Postby Captain John » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:40 am

A 2m is fine. Save your money for the full size kite. You won't be spending much time flying the 2m as you will quickly learn the skills for that stage. Unless you have aspirations of riding a skateboard or sandboard with a trainter kite, there's no need to over spend on a trainer kite. Get comfy flying the kite back can forth then get into a lesson that will start you flying a full size, 4-line kite.

Captain John
KiteTheBay.com
KiteTheBay.com
User avatar
Captain John
SFBA Member
SFBA Member
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:31 am

Begginer advice

Postby joemount2004 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:30 am

And don't wait til summer. Take your lessons as early as possible (April/May) so you can maximize your season...
joemount2004
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 3:53 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Begginer advice

Postby thebayisok » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Thanks for the advice guys
thebayisok
Joey
Joey
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:34 pm


Return to SF Bay Area Learning & Lessons Resources

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest