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[*] posted on 2-23-2014 at 01:48 PM
Upstate NY Kiters?


Hi all, I am new to this site and new to Kiting. I am just curious if there are many landboard and/or snow kiters within, say, 3 hours of Rochester, NY that meet up or know some good spots to ride. That also wouldn't mind showing me a few things, or know a good instructor..

I have quite a bit of practice hooked in on my Prism Tensor 3.1, apex ion harness and mbs comp 90. I am obsessively looking for my first depower kite, but am too overwhelmed with the options and lack of hands-on knowledge.

I look forward to meeting new people in this awesome and addicting sport!
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[*] posted on 2-23-2014 at 09:15 PM


Cristo of Kite Club NY is located near Alabany and is offering lessons , also have some HQ demo gear that you can try , including new Montana 8
In Watertown NY Jan is offering lessons and have some Ozone demo gear......
Patric ( snowspider here on PKF ) rides Oneida lake ....
FB group for central NY kiters :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/353484838125341/




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[*] posted on 2-23-2014 at 09:39 PM


Thanks! I just joined their group on FB as well as the WNY group.
I will definitely be looking into the lessons you mentioned! I appreciate the suggestions!
Do you know - do most places that do lessons generally specialize in just snow or just water or just land? Or do most places incorporate what you prefer to learn on? I can inquire about that as I look into the lessons of coarse.
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[*] posted on 2-23-2014 at 10:18 PM


Cristo is offering both .... water and snow / land lessons at 2 locations ...
winter:
http://www.kiteclubny.com
spring-fall
http://www.kiteclubhatteras.com

... you will get IKO certification when you complete course ...

Jan is doing land only at :

http://tiadventures.com


also another upstate kiters here ... but don't know them ....

http://sandislandkiteboarding.com/view/home




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[*] posted on 2-24-2014 at 09:43 AM


Hey shaina- i was just up there this weekend for a little kiting that turned to waterskiing due to the rain turning all the snow to water/slush on the lake- send a u2u to BEC he is in the rochester area




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[*] posted on 2-24-2014 at 04:22 PM


Welcome Shaina03....I live in Avon which is about 20 minutes from Rochester...there are a couple of us (kiters) pretty close by but you are the 1st one this close...I have a ton of spots to fly and although I am not a rookie by any means, I still seem to learn something every time I go out....I would love to meet you and help you out with whatever you need. You will find a ton of people on this forum too that are full of information/knowledge and willing to help you out as well.

Please look into Wildwood as this event is coming up....You will learn a ton, get to try out some kites and equipment and if you don't have fun there, then you should sell all your kites and get out of the sport....:lol:.....This is a must do event.....

Shehatesmyhobbies can set you up with info on this event...there is also a heading on our forum for just this event, as well as one on Facebook.....

I'll give you a couple days to look this over...get some questions ready etc.....Again welcome to PKF and one of the best sports around.

Bruce

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[*] posted on 2-24-2014 at 07:06 PM


I was sooo incredibly excited when I googled "Wildwood Kite Festival" and saw that it was going on when I would be in NYC anyway, and would definitely be able to attend! I checked out hotels and things to do in the area. Then I thought, wait you said it was happening soon. I'll be in NYC in May. Upon further research, I realized I was looking at the 'regular kite' International Kite Festival. Rookie Mistake - fml!
Needless to say, I feel like I just put my cat down (I like the dog better) or a tree fell on my caddy! Not quite, but I feel I'm missing out on a great experience none the less. I will be in, returning from or heading to Vegas around the end of April. I hope to learn a lot out there though, so not all is lost. But if for any reason what so ever this trip gets postponed, or I do well out there monetarily...I will be in NJ with bells on!! (via atlantic city for a round or 12 at the craps table.) :)
Im thrilled to find riders nearby, keep in touch and I'll head down your way to watch and learn a few things one of these days you plan to ride.
Kober- thanks for the links, I have visited a couple of them before, and definitely plan on grabbing a lesson in the very near future.
flyguy0101- yeah tell me about it! It was so windy and I was sick all weekend!! I literally watched the tree branches swaying outside my window like a grounded kid watching my friends play outside without me. It was quite messy out there though that's for sure!
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[*] posted on 4-23-2014 at 04:47 AM


Hey guys I am new to this whole kiting thing and live in buffalo anybody ever come up to the waterfront around here to fly. BEC I use to work in avon as the youth pastor at Avon Wesleyan ever heard of it
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[*] posted on 4-23-2014 at 05:47 AM


Good morning! I guess there are quite a few people that go out on Lake Erie. I haven't made it out there yet, but I plan to when the weather warms up. Are you on Facebook? Add the page WNY windsurfing, kiteboarding, SUPing. They often post wind conditions when and where they go out.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2014 at 06:16 AM


I'm a bit farther north, in Lewis Co. Tug Hill has been sponsoring a snow kite event each year for the past 7 years, now being held over the Presidents Day Holiday weekend. We have several farmers that let us ride their open hayfields during the winter. I often go to Southwick Beach State Park, on the Eastern shore of Lake Ontario in spring thru fall to kite buggy. I often see guys out on the lake kiteboarding. I know it would be quite a drive to get here from Buffalo, but if you should ever be coming this way, feel free to U2U or e-mail me, would love to meet up and let you try out my gear.



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[*] posted on 4-23-2014 at 06:19 AM


Oh, by the way, pastorbudwine, welcome to the forum, and the most fun you are likely to have hooked to a kite!



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