what power kite flexifoil to start with?

what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by topgir » Sun, 06 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I'm new to power kiting, I'm female, 5'6, 160lbs, and want to try power
kiting (on the ground), what would be best to start with, brand, size, etc?

thanx for any help.

jude

 
 
 

what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by Richard Nours » Sun, 06 Feb 2000 04:00:00

"hey Jude" .... no -no .... stop that singing NOW!

if you want to stay on the ground, then go for a nice easy 6 footer
Flexi.
I have a bad back, and that baby pulls quite enough for me.
I also have an ultralight spar for it, in case the wind falls to 10mph
or less.
It has to be the EASIEST 2 line kite to fly - I start all our club
learners on it, and mine has been crashed hundreds of times without
taking any harm.
It is a "must have" for my kite bag.
have fun - richy
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what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by Mark de Roussie » Mon, 07 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm new to power kiting, I'm female, 5'6, 160lbs, and want to try power
>kiting (on the ground), what would be best to start with, brand, size, etc?

>thanx for any help.

If there's a kite club near you, I daresay you'd be able to 'try before you buy'.
Assuming you're in the US, check out the AKA site at http://www.aka.kite.org. Go to
the table of contents, and select 'Find a club in your region'.

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what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by Don Hansberge » Mon, 07 Feb 2000 04:00:00

If flexifoils are what you want then I started with six footers and started
stacking. I don't much care for the pro team eight footers because I kept
breaking spars. Now I have one Ten and it can be a hand full at times.
O and there is also a four footer just for the fun of it.
I bought my first six foot flexi's in the split style because I liked the
pattern. They are make of Chikara Nylon and come with a standard spar. They are
harder to get up in a lighter wind. For the lighter wind the pro speed six fits
the bill. Its' make of Icarex (Lighter material) and comes with a intermediate
spar. I don't have much exp. with the stackers tough.

There has been allot of sales lately on used 10 foot Foils and all the six
footers I have seen have already been sold. You could check out this link if
you were wanting to save some money:
http://www.primoweb.com/kites/

Also forever flying had some on sale but I think the sale is done not. Might be
worth asking him what he can do. I got one from him at 40% off.
http://www.foreverflying.com/

Maybe if you have not checked out Cobra's site yet you could do some looking at
the spec.'s and see if something makes more sense to you there. Hope this helps
and good luck!
http://www.cobrakite.com/

Quote:

> I'm new to power kiting, I'm female, 5'6, 160lbs, and want to try power
> kiting (on the ground), what would be best to start with, brand, size, etc?

> thanx for any help.

> jude

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Member of AKA, SRKC and NYKE
In love with Ultra Lite kite flying.

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what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by Dave Mar » Tue, 08 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Forget the Flexi's and go for a 4 line kite,
a small one to start like a 2M Predator it is
far more fun and controllable.
I know you say you want to stay on terra firma but
flying is just the start after that you will want to actually
DO something with that Kite...Buggy, Mountain board,
Inline skates or even a bit of body surfing...or even surfing
if you chicken out the kite is still good fun on it's own
but at least you have options...
speak to Carl at www.trick-of-the-eye-kites.co.uk
 
 
 

what power kite flexifoil to start with?

Post by Cutting Edge Kite » Wed, 09 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I also think you may want to try one of the smaller quads first. They have more
versatility in my opinion, and better control. Then, if you really get into it,
you keep the small one for those "really" windy days, and get a large one for
the not-so-windy days.  Active Peoples Q series is great for learning on. The
power comes on nicely, rather than instant on, and is fairly smooth through the
window. The Q2002 is very user friendly, and great to learn on. If your in a
lighter wind area, try the Q2003.
If you just have to have the Flexi, try a 6 and an 8 before you buy, then see
which fits your needs the best.

Good luck, and have fun!!!!

Jim Barber

Quote:

> I'm new to power kiting, I'm female, 5'6, 160lbs, and want to try power
> kiting (on the ground), what would be best to start with, brand, size, etc?

> thanx for any help.

> jude

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