Power Kite Forum

New to landboarding

wldkrd1 - 12-13-2016 at 03:53 PM

Hey there, just announcing my intentions to become a newbie landboarder.

I have:
kites (FB and a depower)
an ATB
a place to learn/practice
strong desire to learn

I lack:
a harness
consistent wind higher than 7mph

Looking forward to more frustration!

abkayak - 12-13-2016 at 04:01 PM

try to get to the beach and get going w/ the 3 or 5.6

wldkrd1 - 12-13-2016 at 04:13 PM

I don't think the beach is going to be an option...or maybe I just haven't found the right beach.

ssayre - 12-13-2016 at 04:15 PM

Just a quick look on satellite. Is half moon bay an option? Again I have no idea if that's close or available.

Windstruck - 12-13-2016 at 04:15 PM

Hoping that your list of stuff includes a helmet. Unfortunately, that particular piece of gear can become the most important in an instant. Good luck and have fun! Try and post some video if you can.

wldkrd1 - 12-13-2016 at 04:36 PM

Yes, Half Moon Bay is within distance...everything is 60-90 minutes away. For pads, I've got helmet, gloves, wrist guards, elbow pads, chest/back protector, butt pads, knee pads and high-top skate shoes. Could add motorcycle gear on top of all that :-)

ssayre - 12-13-2016 at 04:45 PM

You've got some very cool kites. Nearly identical to my quiver when I started out. Only difference is your close to a coast which hopefully will be a big advantage for you. Your going to have a great time once you put it all together. Time, wind, and location. Line those up with that quiver and you will be good.

Bladerunner - 12-13-2016 at 06:25 PM

Get a harness and get friendly with your 13m Venom. Taking the power through a harness to your core is much better than flying unhooked.

Believe it or not the 13m will be small for 7mph winds. The Auto Zenith + smooth power delivery will be a huge advantage. It is real hard to get over the size of arcs just as you are about to launch but when in flight the strong arc shape reduces the projected area dramatically.

Watch that Blade in gusty winds!

I hope you have a good surface to make up for your Janky wind?

abkayak - 12-14-2016 at 07:12 AM

1st onshore wind and low tide you should be at the beach...bring everything fb you have and throw whatever your comfy w/ in the air and go for it...
anything else is unacceptable...this afternoon looks good there
have fun be safe...tell us how it goes

wldkrd1 - 12-14-2016 at 10:39 AM

It'll probably be a while...holidays coming, storms starting to roll in, I still need a harness and I haven't really flown the 5.6, 6.6 or venom yet. Low wind pretty much every time I have an opportunity. 0-5mph appears to be the norm around here, even at the beach.

I suspect I'll be winding up with a Peak2 or two sooner or later.

abkayak - 12-14-2016 at 01:23 PM

no...you need to go there today and fly...wind report looks good 3pm on
do not put off to tomorrow what you can do today

ssayre - 12-14-2016 at 01:34 PM

What he said^^

you don't need a harness with your fixed bridle.

wldkrd1 - 12-14-2016 at 01:43 PM

Hey, some of us have to work! My next potential opportunity will be Sunday afternoon, but since I also need to prep for holidays and travel...we'll see.