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JustHavinFun
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New to kiteboarding

Postby JustHavinFun » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:06 pm

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to kiteboarding (but not new to water sports). I recently received a trainer kite as a gift. We tried it out yesterday at Fort Desoto State Park near St. Pete. I'm looking forward to learning more about kiteboarding and getting everyone's opinions on equipment, techniques, etc. Glad to be a part of the group.
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Toby
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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby Toby » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:03 pm

More than welcome to this great sport!!!

Any questions...just ask!

BOEMIX
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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby BOEMIX » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:27 am

Just don't buy prehistoric cheap kites listed as "ideal for learning"

grigorib
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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby grigorib » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:43 am

Welcome to the sport! Keep practicing flying that trainer and watch some videos which will explain wind window, where to/not fly.
Start with your stats to pick right size of equipment - weight, waist/jeans sizes
Do you surf/snowboard/wakeboard? How seriously?

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CorradoWest
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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby CorradoWest » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:33 pm

Welcome! I am a relatively new kiteboarder as well ,and a very new member to this forum. I learned to Kite so I would have something to do in the summer when the surf on the west coast gets inconsistent. My Grandmother lives in Sarasota so I may be reaching out in the future to get the scoop on good spots back there.

Have fun learning and be safe!

- CW

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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby JustHavinFun » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:03 am

grigorib wrote:Welcome to the sport! Keep practicing flying that trainer and watch some videos which will explain wind window, where to/not fly.
Start with your stats to pick right size of equipment - weight, waist/jeans sizes
Do you surf/snowboard/wakeboard? How seriously?


Yes, I do all the above for fun.

grigorib
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Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Spleene Door 59, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, MHL Lift, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 54", Slingshot Coupe 6', Ocean Rodeo Mako, MBS Comp 95x
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Re: New to kiteboarding

Postby grigorib » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:16 pm

JustHavinFun wrote:
grigorib wrote:Welcome to the sport! Keep practicing flying that trainer and watch some videos which will explain wind window, where to/not fly.
Start with your stats to pick right size of equipment - weight, waist/jeans sizes
Do you surf/snowboard/wakeboard? How seriously?


Yes, I do all the above for fun.


If you want any suggestions on kite/board/harness size mention your weight and waist size.


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