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[*] posted on 6-7-2012 at 08:10 PM
I know its a stretch but? (Atlanta)


Is there anyone kiting around Atlanta, Ga :o Yea yea, I know its probably not the best place for kiting but, its where I am and Im tired of looking at videos of you guys having fun. I dont have a kite but, im interested and was looking for info on my area before purchasing, any help would be appreciated.
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[*] posted on 6-7-2012 at 10:55 PM


edit: nm bigkid pointed out a better spot



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[*] posted on 6-7-2012 at 11:23 PM


Angus from Coastal wind sports is in Brunswick, GA. Well worth the call and the drive. Bring your $$$ as he has a kite shop that will set you up with only the wish of more on your mind.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2012 at 02:16 AM


Thanks for the info guys, I will check Angus out. What about kiting around metro Atlanta? Do you think winds are strong enough? I took my kids to the park last weekend and surprised them with a cheapo kite from walmart and we (me more then them) had a blast. This was there first time and I havent flown a kite since I was a kid.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2012 at 07:12 AM


Check Google maps for soccer fields and baseball fields, or parks with wide open spaces. You want an area that doesn't have anything tall upwind of you. I know there are lots of trees and then the buildings, but there are places.



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[*] posted on 6-10-2012 at 02:51 PM


Soliver and I had a ok Day Flying in ATL yesterday. Winds here better last weekend but we had soem good time with a couple a 5 meters. Solvier had His Buggy moving good. ATLhas some spots but what are you wanting to Fly/ Ride? What kind a Kiting skills to you have? Wind in ATL like most inland spots are a little gusty so it dose take soem skill to fly here but not that hard to learn. Let us know and we will see if we can help you get into the sport in ATL



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[*] posted on 6-10-2012 at 04:47 PM


Kevin is right, Atl wind is gusty, but we make it work. I find that the wind works well enough to have a really good time and fuel the addiction. The gusty wind here can help train you in such a way that when you get good wind (like on the beach) you have a really great time. The best spots are soccer fields and baseball fields. We've been flying a spot in Marietta really close to where I live.

The thing I always found most important starting out was wind direction, just as much as speed. There are so many trees and buildings around here that they can frequently block wind from a particular direction, which can either determine where to go to fly or shut the day down for you if you can't make it work. I usually don't go out to fly unless the forecast predicts at least 10mph, as the forecasts are frequently a little higher than reality (at least around here).

I go fly pretty regularly in Marietta (and Knkmanthey joins in a lot too) and would be glad to have you join in if you want to give it a try. Definitely look up Angus too, he's a great guy, I met him a couple of weeks back on Jekyll Island. There are also a few guys in SC close to Augusta who are good to know: Pokitetrash, tridude, and phreerider. And there's a guy who goes by Kitedog in Atl, but he usually doesn't kite here in town, he usually heads to the coast.

Send me an email if you want to meet up some time. (click the little green button below that says "email" or send me a U2U).

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[*] posted on 3-14-2014 at 03:08 PM


You Atlanta guys still power kiting? I've caught the bug from Youtube videos, but would love to try it out before I buy a $500+ kite. Any sort of meet up group would be perfect from a social and demo perspective. I'm in Suwanee but will drive.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2014 at 03:44 PM


Uh oh Spence, looks like you got a little crew in the makings....



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[*] posted on 10-10-2014 at 09:31 PM
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Can meet up in Marritta for some kite landboarding...which park do you fly? I'll bring a landboard and a few kites. Regards Jeremy



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[*] posted on 10-11-2014 at 06:55 AM


I may be available Saturday... 1 of 3 locations is good:

Jim R Miller park (North Ga fairgrounds, the far southern end is a big field used as a parking lot during the fair)

Swift Cantrell Park in Kennesaw

White Oak park in Paulding County (Dallas Ga). This is a new location for me, and it pretty awesome.

Are you local or coming from out of town?
Email me, and I'll clear Saturday with Ground Control




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[*] posted on 10-12-2014 at 07:44 PM


Hi Soliver. thanks for posting. turns out Ill be in NJ, so will try to make WBB. Will try to make plans next time Im in Atlanta! hope to meet up soon. Jeremy



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[*] posted on 10-12-2014 at 07:45 PM


Hi Soliver. thanks for posting. turns out Ill be in NJ, so will try to make WBB. Will try to make plans next time Im in Atlanta! hope to meet up soon. Jeremy



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