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Old 05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
NaplesX5 NaplesX5 is offline
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Default Trainer Kites

I'm looking to learn how to kiteboard, i was going to buy a trainer kite first. Anyone think i should save the money and go straight to the lesson? If not, any reveiws on the Airush Trainer 3M with instructional DVD's?

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Old 05-25-2006, 02:24 PM
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I'm an instructor and I have used all sorts of trainer kites. The Airush 3m isnt bad,

but my favorite is the HQ Beamer 3.6m (best quality, complete with leash with QR, relaunch bridal, fixed loop with QR, video, super nice construction, flys great, nice bag)

I think having a trainer is an excellent idea and it will help you sharpen your kite skills long after the lesson. If you can get a kite before your lesson that will also let you get a whole lot more out of the lesson, although you can still get a good lesson without owning a trainer kite.

I have been doing this for 5+ years and every once in a while I fly my trainer kite just for the fun of it. They are also great if you ever can try snowkiting.

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tell him I sent you

good luck and be safe. The trainer kite can generate a ton of power, so start in lighter/steadier winds, around 10 knots with a lot of open space down wind, and do not hook in until you have good kite control. If it starts to pull you too hard just LET GO of the bar immediately (make sure your leash is attached and know how to use the leash QR as well).
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:59 PM
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hey man,
I skipped the trainer and went directly to instructional classes. ITs worth it because u could save that money and possibly use that for miscellaneus equip(pumps, harness, etc). Its about the same experience only when u get instructions w/ a big kite, obviously more power!
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:55 PM
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:22 PM
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I would get a trainer if you can find one on ebay or somewere cheep. After taking lessons, both me and the wife, were ahead of other people just becuase we knew how to fly the kite. I would not spend alot for one though.

Also later on your friends well want you to show them how to kite, give them the trainer instead of letting them thrash your gear.

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