Hi everyone, I am brand new to kiteboarding and I bought a used Best Kahoona v5 2013 11.5m kite and bar. I haven't taken lessons because there's only one place that offers them and it is ultra expensive. I haven't met any other kitesurfers yet to show me the ropes so to speak so I thought I'd ask here at the risk of sounding like an idiot. I've gotten good with the trainer kite but when I went to set up my Kahoona, I found that there was a tremendous amount of slack in the back lines. I definitely had it rigged correctly. Even when I put the kite leading edge down to launch it and intentionally crossed the lines, there was so much slack that I could swivel the bar 180 degrees back and forth and not feel any taughtness in the lines at all. I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong here. When I detached the lines from the kite and stretched them out straight, the back lines were only an inch or two longer than the center lines. Because of this I cannot get the kite off the ground and it's extremely frustrating and confusing. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Painkiller86 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
Thanks creed, I will do that. I have three knots on my back line attachment kite lines. I will attach the lines to the furthest knot up the line. If they are still too slack, should I manually create another knot or two? I know that they have to be exactly even on both sides or the kite won't fly correctly.
Danydan, by "adjust them accordingly" do you mean attach them to the correct knot? Or is there another way to modify them?
jespin, I think a lesson would be great but the place wants to sell me on an $1100 lesson package, and I just can't do that right now. Even a single lesson is $500. I just wish I knew another kiter that could help get me going.
Painkiller86 wrote:I think a lesson would be great but the place wants to sell me on an $1100 lesson package, and I just can't do that right now. Even a single lesson is $500. I just wish I knew another kiter that could help get me going.
What? Which place on earth charges that for one single lesson?!!