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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 11:41 AM
Howdy!


Hey all, been lurking around for a couple weeks soaking up kiting/land boarding info, figured it was time to stop in and say hi!

It's taken me a while to get around to kiting - I saw some folks doing it in Maui on my honeymoon in 98... been wanting to try ever since. It's silly that it's taken so long - this is pretty much every sport I've ever done wrapped up in one... sailing, water skiing, snowboarding, hang gliding, skate boarding, surfing... (did I forget any? Dang I'm getting old... super sorry to tell you I'm not going to be fresh young blood for the sport)

So, besides saying hi, my ulterior motive is to not have my first post be "What kite should I buy?". Look for my second post in the Kites and Accessories section (pretty proud of myself - I read the sticky in the Landboard section :)

btw, been really hoovering up the great info here - you all rock.




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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 12:35 PM


Hi, Jeff. As some would say: Welcome to the monkey house.

I'll assume that the post you're referring to is the venerable "Before you ask..."
http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=28759

If so, you're well on your way and doing the right things! Then again, it's taken you 19 years to get here so we'll be patient with you :lol:

If the "nyc" indicates where you live, you need to be making plans to join us in Wildwood next month. (Looks like the drive is less than three hours!)

But, most of all, ask questions! There's a great range of locations and conditions to be considered and this group represents most of them. You'll get differing opinions as answers, but they'll be based (mostly) on experience with a safety-first attitude.

Fly safe :wee: ,
Howard





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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 05:33 PM


Thanks Howard! Wildwood sounds great - that's by Cape May, yes? Where can I find more info on it? Will definitely go if I can. Saw the drone video, that looks like a fantastic beach!

edit - just discovered an entire forum here for WBB. An honest to goodness Sherlock Holmes.




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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 05:49 PM


welcome
I'm the droid your looking for...
20 miles away...lots of stuff and works nights
Howard's gonna be mad at you too.soon




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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 07:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jeffnyc  
Thanks Howard! Wildwood sounds great - that's by Cape May, yes? Where can I find more info on it? Will definitely go if I can. Saw the drone video, that looks like a fantastic beach!

edit - just discovered an entire forum here for WBB. An honest to goodness Sherlock Holmes.


Just a small warning Jeff:
I came to WBB just to "check it out" in October 2011 and haven't managed to miss it since.
jussayin'

b'sides, you just gotta bring Brandon to WBB so I can be mad at both of you :lol:




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Fly: A quiver of Lynx' and Cores and a Rev to remind me about control (did someone say "Pansh"?)
Ride: PL XR+ with BigKid AQR
Where: 43.857899, -78.941661 and 38.970951, -74.828922
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[*] posted on 9-5-2017 at 09:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by hiaguy  


As some would say: Welcome to the monkey house.



Always room for a few more good chimps! :lol::lol::lol:




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Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m);
Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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