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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 11:20 AM
Landboarding at Balloon Fiesta Park


It was pretty gusty and this was my second ride ever depowered. My wife and kids bought me a GoPro for father's day, so I had to test it out :)

Landboarding at Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuqueruque, New Mexico




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[*] posted on 6-19-2014 at 11:27 AM


Cool. Looks like a great spot.
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[*] posted on 6-20-2014 at 06:50 AM


Nice video.

What was the wind speed?

If that was your 5m Apex I would try your 10m Access in that same wind next time. Then you can ride cross or upwind.





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[*] posted on 6-20-2014 at 08:39 AM


Wind speed was 4mph gusting to 11mph when I left the house according to wind alert. During the video I think I had probably 8mph gusting to 15, and very occasionally it would gust to 18.

Hopefully my skills will improve on working the kite in those conditions. I tend to keep it a little too close to the edge of the window. I was flying deliberately underpowered since I'm still learning. I'll get there soon where I'm confident enough to put up the 10m I hope and keep the kite more in the power :)




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[*] posted on 6-20-2014 at 10:29 AM


thinking the 10m should be up as well or your 5m fb....than kite overhead and step on your board...i cant even fathom being on the board w/ the kite on the ground and then bringing the kite into the wind...but i guess i havent been in wind like that or im a puss...and whatever you feel comfy w/ is all good:thumbup::thumbup:



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[*] posted on 6-21-2014 at 02:46 AM


looks like you were following the kite instead of going across wind. that's why your kite kept collapsing



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[*] posted on 6-21-2014 at 07:00 AM


Nice video ..
I am also still learning ...but I am with Carl regarding the kite keep collapsing.
My 2 cent , I guess it were a matter of ' hardening the line ' to prevent kite stalling & collapsing ..





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[*] posted on 6-21-2014 at 07:36 AM


It is tough and scary to learn on your own.

A couple of tips: You seem to be pulling in the bar too much. That stalls the kite. You only want to pull the bar in to speed up turns.
It is better to fly a well powered kite now that you are more comfortable. DON'T start out standing on your board and then launching your kite! Set your board up more cross wind. If you aren't well powered start off on more like a 45' angle and fly the kite in a sine wave ~ or loop it.

Start out with the kite overhead. Swing it a little to the opposite side of travel and then dive it down into the power zone in the direction you want to go. As you gain speed you can cut more cross wind.

I respect the fact you are taking it safe but this is a game of risk and reward. If you aren't falling , you aren't going to progress very fast. Pads give me confidence and my Hillbilly a$$ pads have saved me a few times. As long as you are having fun, your [ you ARE a winner ] a winner !:cool:




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[*] posted on 6-22-2014 at 10:34 AM


>"your a winner"

<grammar nazi>YOUR hillbilly a$$ doesn't know the difference between your and you're.. :-D But I still think YOU'RE a winner for being so helpful on these forums! </grammar nazi>

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[*] posted on 6-22-2014 at 01:42 PM


Tee Hee

I have trouble with wich which it witch as well. ;)

I'm sure a lot of my spelling drives the grammar Nazis nuts. I never said I was a winner. :duh:




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[*] posted on 6-22-2014 at 02:19 PM


Your informative posts mean you're a winner in my book! You're far from being a gross offender in the spelling grammar front.



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[*] posted on 6-22-2014 at 07:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SpecialK  
>"your a winner"

<grammar nazi>YOUR hillbilly a$$ doesn't know the difference between your and you're.. :-D But I still think YOU'RE a winner for being so helpful on these forums! </grammar nazi>

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you've just said what I've wanted to for sooooooooo long.



...now lets talk about the difference between to and too :lol:



To= preposition, usually in conjunction with a direction, place or an action verb...

I'm going TO go TO the field TO do some kiting because the wind is blowing TO the west...



Too= preposition typically defined by its synonym "ALSO" or in reference to an excess of something...

The wind was a little TOO much for the 5m kite I had up, I'm glad i brought the 3m TOO...

sorry, I couldn't help myself... too much?

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[*] posted on 6-27-2014 at 06:09 PM


Metajack,

I live in Plainview, Tx. We get out to Albuquerque every about once a year. Let's get together sometime.

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[*] posted on 6-30-2014 at 04:27 PM


scooter1969, sure, just U2U me next time you're headed out this way.



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[*] posted on 9-18-2014 at 08:23 PM


And here I'm always looking for more people in Albuquerque to go with. Out of curiosity am I just not placing your forum handle (my last name is my forum name). Otherwise I'd love to go out sometime, sucks that the park is closed for this month and next to us



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[*] posted on 9-18-2014 at 11:07 PM


Oh damn I must have missed this when you first posted it Meta. That is the kite that got me into depower and I'm happy to see it in the air again!



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[*] posted on 9-19-2014 at 08:16 AM


Not enough sleep.... my first thought was.... "Ooooh GI Talon bindings."

Really need to get more sleep.

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