Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Todd Copelan » Sun, 07 May 2000 04:00:00


You should start with whatevert style kite you like at the time. Better to
have greater interest then follow the pack.
Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
"advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Sylvain Bou » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

Quad line provides a total control over the kite, so it is
a good idea to begin with.

Later, when you will feel more confortable with the wind,
switch to dual line.

Then begin the real thing, with just one line:-)

--
Sylvain Bouju

--

 
 
 

Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Darc » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

nah!!!
The real thing is whereby you strap yourself to the kite.
Look Ma.... NO LINES!!!
 
 
 

Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by skinupthe » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

Hi
I can offer you my limited wisdom.........I started 3 months ago with a dual
line soft foil...........soon that was not enuff and progressed to the blade
3.3.......and never looked back........I still use tyhe 2 liner when its
real windy but in 10-20 mph winds the blade is fine.......can be a bit
tricky in the higher wind as gusts pull you in the air............
Dont really know if id have progressed so quick had i started wit the
blade..............the 2 liner is by far easier to control but it is
almostimpossible to go upwind except in the strongest of winds
20mph+.............at wich point the kite is in danger of
damage.............
Anyway thats my words of wisdom........Hope it helps........

Cya M8

Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Eli Chance » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

I started with a quad and it was no problem at all, and the only other kite
I've flown was a small single line kite that I had when I was five. Get a
quad-you won't regret it.

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Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Dane Walke » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

I was into kites both single and dual when the first Quads came out.  Much
of my background was in ultra light dual lines and for the most part it was
no problem making the change.  I must say if I had started in quads first I
would have liked to see a video of it... Much of the basics seem to be the
same and different at the sametime.  Learning good clean basics with dual
line makes some of the tricks you can do with a quad look really great..  In
quads you first learn not to push or pull a turn.  In dual thats all you
do.  All a pushed or pulled turn to a quad and it can look great or like
something leftover from a dog fight that you lost.  I like basic... Elbows
locked near your hips ect.  Yes you can start with a quad but remember you
have about 6 different movements to think about not to add were is the kite,
or start with a dual line and worry about only two thing and the kite.  It's
just my feelings I still fly one of the first Neos Omega (hot pink and
black) before it became a Rev.  Same kite over 12 years old.  I feel it's
because I started with good clean basics and a teacher who learned the very
hard way..  Good Luck and Safe Flying..

Dane Walker
310 793 6645

Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by WindTr.. » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start
> with a dual line and "advance" to a quad after I
> mastered the dual.  After reading and talking with
> a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.
> Any suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC,
> winds 5 - 15 on avg.

Howdy!

I started my kite flying ***ion with a Revolution I
and though it took a few days of practice to not over control,
(as well as to figure out where stop and reverse was ; ) I think it
was pretty easy to learn a quad line as my first "real" kite.

I latter learned that it was easier to learn quad first, then
learn dual line rather than dual line then quad. The hand
motions being different, learning the quad first means you
won't have to unlearn the habit of pulling on one handle to
steer (which has limited effectiveness on most quads).

So I suggest you fly whatever you like!
There's fun (and learning) to be had at the end of 1, 2, 3 and
4 lines!

Gotta fly!

Bri

Brian Todd

Gone With The Wind Kites - International
http://SportToday.org/

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by quietertim » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

...you didn't specify what type of kites you would like to fly.

If you want a sport/trick kite then 2line and quad line are very different
and do very different things, you can't really compare a Benson to a
Revolution all that well.  See if there is a store that will let you try
before you buy as this is down to personal preference.

If you want to go for a power kite then without question quad is the way to
go.

I've flown a big stack of Super10's for a good few years, and at first just
loved the power they created, unfortunately i just became bored with them,
so i added one more to the stack, became bored, added another etc... they
now sit in the bottom of my kite bag and never see the light of day.

I now fly a 7.2Blade, and 4.9blade and they are just so much better than
2line power.  They offer so much more control, and you will have a much
nicer time.

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend that someone with limited experience
should go for a big kite to start with.  Get a small quad and learn how it
works, something like a blade2.6 would give you a really good time and will
surprise you in a good wind(the 3.3 may be a little to big).

If you start with something big it will catch you out, and when that
happens, it will hurt.

q.

x

Quote:

> I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
> "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> avg.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by Nick Whi » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line and
>"advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
>talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
>suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
>avg.

I am not going to answer this. But I do have a question that nobody
else has posed.

Are you looking at trick flying, fun flying, or traction work?

Nick White --- HEAD:Hertz Music

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> >I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line
and
> >"advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> >talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> >suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> >avg.

> I am not going to answer this. But I do have a question that nobody
> else has posed.

> Are you looking at trick flying, fun flying, or traction work?

> Nick White --- HEAD:Hertz Music

> (please remove ns from my header email address to reply)
> ....damn spam

>     !!
>    <")
>    _/ )
>    (   )
>   _//- \__/
> Thanks Nick for responding.  In answer to your questions: yes, yes and

I don't know.  I want to have fun outside in the sky and I figured from
what I've seen, stunt flying looked fun.  Not really looking to get
serious but think I would enjoy a bit of a challenge.  I'm afraid I
don't know what traction flying is so I can't answer your third
question.  Thanks again for your response.
P.S. Hope you don't get spammed, I'm new at this Deja stuff.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> > I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line
and
> > "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> > talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> > suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> > avg.

> Quad line provides a total control over the kite, so it is
> a good idea to begin with.

> Later, when you will feel more confortable with the wind,
> switch to dual line.

> Then begin the real thing, with just one line:-)

> --
> Sylvain Bouju

> --

Thanks for your response, I like the idea of control.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hi
> I can offer you my limited wisdom.........I started 3 months ago with
a dual
> line soft foil...........soon that was not enuff and progressed to the
blade
> 3.3.......and never looked back........I still use tyhe 2 liner when
its
> real windy but in 10-20 mph winds the blade is fine.......can be a bit
> tricky in the higher wind as gusts pull you in the air............
> Dont really know if id have progressed so quick had i started wit the
> blade..............the 2 liner is by far easier to control but it is
> almostimpossible to go upwind except in the strongest of winds
> 20mph+.............at wich point the kite is in danger of
> damage.............
> Anyway thats my words of wisdom........Hope it helps........

> Cya M8


> > I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line
and
> > "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> > talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> > suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> > avg.

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.

Thanks for your input!

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I started with a quad and it was no problem at all, and the only other
kite
> I've flown was a small single line kite that I had when I was five.
Get a
> quad-you won't regret it.

> --

> Eli Chancey a.k.a. PhiberKut]AfZ[

> Make up to $25,000 by referring friends a family!
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> > I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line
and
> > "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> > talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> > suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> > avg.

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.

Thanks for your input.

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Quad vs Dual...can a beginner start with a Quad?

Post by b.. » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> > I'm just getting started and thought I should start with a dual line
and
> > "advance" to a quad after I mastered the dual.  After reading and
> > talking with a few folks, seems I could start with a quad.  Any
> > suggestions?  I will be flying mostly in Western NC, winds 5 - 15 on
> > avg.

> Quad line provides a total control over the kite, so it is
> a good idea to begin with.

> Later, when you will feel more confortable with the wind,
> switch to dual line.

> Then begin the real thing, with just one line:-)

> --
> Sylvain Bouju


Ah, words of wisdom.  Thanks.

Quote:
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