lucaaaa wrote: ↑
Tue May 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi guys. I hope i'm asking in the right place. I'd like to purchase equipment, i have 3 questions:1)I saw on some sites a lot of sets(board,kite, strap and bar) which come with a discout. I saw that duotone set is the most expensive is it worth to take over other options? Is the price proportional to its quality? If not which other brand is recommended? Is it economicallybetter to purchase a set? 2)There isn't a spot near my area and i'd like two kites with a lenght of 9 and 12m Is the size ok in general? 3)I'm a beginner but i'm very passionate about the sport and i'd like to focus on freestyle as soon as i will become better at freeride. Is the freestyle kite so different from the freeride and easy to relaunch one? Same thing with the board. Cause i don't want to spend money for a freeride kite(ex duotone evo) and in some months change it to one more suitable for jumps(ex duotone dice). Thanks for the attention.
I'm sorry in advance if this seems rude;
I have to laugh every time I hear a new kiter say they want to boost to the moon or master a mobe 5. There are so many fundamental skills that need to be finely tuned before you can get to those skills. New riders forget all about the bigger picture and skip straight to going pro. Perhaps try focusing on the following;
A) Being safe - know your gear, know your beach, know the weather...Emphasis on THE WEATHER.. New kiters think the wind is like a tank of gas, just go and ride until it stops
B) Riding fundamentals - your ability to ride upwind has nothing to do with inexperience. You will encounter countless scenarios that will break your mind on how to proceed safely. Learn every riding stance in different wind strengths before "going pro"
C) Money - Not all kiters have money. "Breaking the bank" is never a good idea for any sport or investment. That said, if you can't afford the proper gear, buying "cheaper" gear may set your progress back, or even your safety. As they say with new motorcycle riders, buy the BEST gear you can AFFORD. The concept being, don't buy 3 really old kites that might hurt you, buy 1 newer kite and progress into this hobby (lifestyle) in a reasonable fashion - Much like we all have...
TLDR: Don't think one kite over another is going to get you from zero to hero. Start at the beginning and progress as fast as your time, body and money will let you. I've been riding for almost 9 years; I still ride some of the original gear I bought back when I was new. The gear is only as good as your skills and experience, believe me.
Good luck, have fun.