Advice needed for a young 'wouldbe' buggy rider

Advice needed for a young 'wouldbe' buggy rider

Post by Jeremy Cars » Wed, 12 Feb 1997 04:00:00


My son (14yr) would like to  fly a kite and buggy at sometime. At the
moment her flys with enthusiasm, 2 line stunt kites. I myself fly
single line kites and have discovered that I no little about kites and
buggies to be able to give him much useful advice.

My question(s) are what advice would you give a young, aspiring flier
who would like to progress safely into riding buggies?

Age (or weight?)?
Suggestions for a quadline soft kite to start (with feet on the
ground) flying a 4 line kite rather than 2?
Sources of information
Safety
Putting it all together

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Jeremy Carson

 
 
 

Advice needed for a young 'wouldbe' buggy rider

Post by Aaron Ciuf » Thu, 13 Feb 1997 04:00:00

: My son (14yr) would like to  fly a kite and buggy at sometime. At the
: moment her flys with enthusiasm, 2 line stunt kites. I myself fly
: single line kites and have discovered that I no little about kites and
: buggies to be able to give him much useful advice.

: My question(s) are what advice would you give a young, aspiring flier
: who would like to progress safely into riding buggies?

: Age (or weight?)?
: Suggestions for a quadline soft kite to start (with feet on the
: ground) flying a 4 line kite rather than 2?
: Sources of information
: Safety
: Putting it all together

: Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

: Jeremy Carson

        Hmm, well my first bit of advice would be to find someone who has
a peel or a large power kite and is willing to let your son try it.  That
way he can get a feel for exactly what he's getting into :)  Second, buy
the kite first and learn to control it.  I learned to fly a 3.6m peel on
my ***(ruined atleast 2 pairs of pants :)  ).  Third, see if you can
find another generous soul that will allow your son to ride in a buggy.

        As far as age goes, 13-14 is a fine place to start.  I assume your
son is resonably respossible (big kites=big dammage=big bucks).  Weight,
about 120+lb  Friends of mine weiging as little as 100lb fly my 3.6m peel
in lower winds.  Sources, this news group is great, and Peter Lynns book "
buggies boats and peels" is a nice referance.  Saftey, HELMET!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elbo and Knee pads are nice too, but that just saves road rash.  Quad line
go strait for a high end one is my advice.  Don't waste your money on a rev
1.5 or something like that.  a rev 1 is a fine durable kite to learn on.  If
you want a softie, a Quadrafoils are nice too.  Go for the bigger ones if you
want a slower kite.

        Good luck and may the AoxomoxoA be with you!

        Aaron

 
 
 

Advice needed for a young 'wouldbe' buggy rider

Post by chri » Mon, 24 Feb 1997 04:00:00

rthhw



Quote:

> : My son (14yr) would like to  fly a kite and buggy at sometime. At the
> : moment her flys with enthusiasm, 2 line stunt kites. I myself fly
> : single line kites and have discovered that I no little about kites and
> : buggies to be able to give him much useful advice.

> : My question(s) are what advice would you give a young, aspiring flier
> : who would like to progress safely into riding buggies?

> : Age (or weight?)?
> : Suggestions for a quadline soft kite to start (with feet on the
> : ground) flying a 4 line kite rather than 2?
> : Sources of information
> : Safety
> : Putting it all together

> : Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

> : Jeremy Carson

>    Hmm, well my first bit of advice would be to find someone who has
> a peel or a large power kite and is willing to let your son try it.  That
> way he can get a feel for exactly what he's getting into :)  Second, buy
> the kite first and learn to control it.  I learned to fly a 3.6m peel on
> my ***(ruined atleast 2 pairs of pants :)  ).  Third, see if you can
> find another generous soul that will allow your son to ride in a buggy.

>    As far as age goes, 13-14 is a fine place to start.  I assume your
> son is resonably respossible (big kites=big dammage=big bucks).  Weight,
> about 120+lb  Friends of mine weiging as little as 100lb fly my 3.6m peel
> in lower winds.  Sources, this news group is great, and Peter Lynns book
"
> buggies boats and peels" is a nice referance.  Saftey, HELMET!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Elbo and Knee pads are nice too, but that just saves road rash.  Quad
line
> go strait for a high end one is my advice.  Don't waste your money on a
rev
> 1.5 or something like that.  a rev 1 is a fine durable kite to learn on.
If
> you want a softie, a Quadrafoils are nice too.  Go for the bigger ones if
you
> want a slower kite.

>    Good luck and may the AoxomoxoA be with you!

>    Aaron