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biggrin.gif posted on 5-27-2014 at 05:20 PM
first upwind ride!!


Yesterday it was blowing a little strong 14 mph wind with gust up to 20 mph. I thought I am ready for stronger wind experience so I took out my 3 m hq beamer. It goes pretty well, only got thrown off once with gusty wind. An hour later I feels that I should work on some of the skills.. Decide to attempt to ride my kite upwind instead of walking back to start of field.. Well.. I did it!! Proud of myself for learning a useful skill after kiting on and off for a year! For those who are learning, don't be afraid to cross the line a little but not way too far. :-D



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[*] posted on 5-27-2014 at 05:43 PM


Congratulations! It'll all be more fun now that you can get back to where you started :wee:



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[*] posted on 5-27-2014 at 06:08 PM


Congratulations. It's baby steps at first but now it'll be leaps and bounds for you in learning. High Five!



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[*] posted on 5-27-2014 at 06:29 PM


Congrats!!
Agree with Mark. Progression is eminent now.
5 minutes of Mark knowledge, and he sent me almost 3 miles up wind LOL




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[*] posted on 5-28-2014 at 01:35 PM


good deal:thumbup::thumbup:...kite more work less



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[*] posted on 5-29-2014 at 10:26 PM


I wish we have more great windy day like this here in hilly area. I'm thinking of moving up to a bigger kite for a lighter wind. Maybe a depower kite for gusty wind that we usually have here. From what I read.. Access/Frenzy/Montana sound great for this area with light and gusty wind.



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[*] posted on 5-30-2014 at 12:01 PM


Yeah that's great. It's generally considered that when you can roll back in the the same sport where you started, then you have really "gotten it". I remember that epiphany moment for me. Congrats!!!! Now about that dead mans turn... :-)



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[*] posted on 6-11-2014 at 03:58 PM


Whats a dead man's turn? lol
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[*] posted on 6-11-2014 at 06:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by propylene22  
Whats a dead man's turn? lol


Going nowhere fast.
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