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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 11:32 AM
Considering Land Kiting


Finally got the go ahead from my PT for full use of my knee after having some surgery and a lot of PT. I have always wanted to try Kite boarding / Land Kiting and now that I live in Las Vegas, there is plenty of open land to use. I do, however, have a few questions.

1. How rough is this on the knees? (again, I had multiple surgeries, this wont stop me, but it will dictate how much time I spend in the gym re-rebuilding muscles before I give this a go)

2. Can a kite be used for multiple sports (e.g land and water)?

3. Any good resources I could use to read up on more info on this would be appreciated. I used to snowboard / surf/ longboard / windsurf and had seen people using kites and always wanted to try but never gave it a go and I am mostly ignorant here so all help is appreciated.

- Thanks in advance
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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 12:08 PM


First!!1 Take it slow and with your current limitations, start small. Try a lot of static flying before adding mobility under your feet to the mix.



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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 01:43 PM


welcome aboard:thumbup:..1, buy 3m kite..2, read coastalwindsports tutorials 3, enjoy kiting..4,repeat steps 2&3



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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 02:04 PM


http://www.coastalwindsports.com/TutorialMenu.Html

Here is a link that abkayak mentioned and I agree, get a 3 meter 4 line kite and learn the basics of flying and controlling your kite. If landboarding is your goal then do a lot of research on the different kinds of kites available and their different capabilities. Read the kite terms thread on this forum to familiarize yourself with the lingo so you better understand the advice you may get. Have fun, It sounds like your in a great location for this sport.
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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 02:47 PM


Tons of kite peeps in the Vegas area. Browse the threads and forums around here. Welcome to PKF



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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 03:45 PM


You should make it your business to attend IBB. It should be soon. There are threads here with the details. You will learn more there in a couple of days than you could ever learn on your own. Perfect time to try before you buy. This way you can see what you like without spending a bunch. You will meet lots of great people as well.



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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 05:15 PM


Welcome.

IB2 is a fantastic chance to learn a ton. You really want to get it on your calendar. Contact BeamerBob on here . He is a local and one of the folks putting IB2 together.

Something you may want to consider living in Vegas is a kite buggy. MUCH easier on the knees and you live in the best place on earth to do it. The dry lakes are a bit rough on the knees with a board but a joy in a buggy. BIG speeds in the buggies !

Call Kent at AWindOfChange.com . He has a shop and hosts a Friday night fly in a local park. Perfect place for you to try out others kites .

Yes , some kites work on land and water. Closed cell foils and Peter Lynn arcs are crossover soft kites. LEI ( inflatable ) kites are commonly used on land but usually after you quite crashing.

Be sure and check out those tutorials. They are very well put together.




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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 07:05 PM


He's considering landkiting and he lives in Vegas. Some people have it bad. :D

Hey MrTheEngineer, ^ Bladerunner is not wrong. The Ivanpah event at Primm NV I-15 is just around the corner and is considered the world over as 'THE' venue for kite traction. It would make a great introduction.
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[*] posted on 2-17-2014 at 08:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  

Call Kent at AWindOfChange.com . He has a shop and hosts a Friday night fly in a local park. Perfect place for you to try out others kites.


As far as I know Kent has closed up shop in Vegas and is now residing in Salt Lake City, Utah.




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[*] posted on 2-18-2014 at 06:23 AM


I had not heard that Kent moved on.

BeamerBob is likely to know if the Friday night fly lives on.




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[*] posted on 2-18-2014 at 09:28 AM


Thanks for all the info guys, I will look into IBB but the dates seem to coincide with my tentative work dates in China. But that may change.

Also, I checked out AWindOfChange and it does look like they have moved to SLC.

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