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My Father started Power Kiting a while ago, and I used to go out with him, but when he passed away, I never really had anyone to take me out. But now that I am all grown up (just about), I am finally big enough to use the 'big' kite.

So today I took it out for a go!
I haven't had so much fun in a long time!

The winds were only about 10mph, but I was getting dragged about like..... Like something that gets dragged around a lot. The technical term by the way, is 'Skudding'

This was the first time I have been out kiting in about 10 years!
(which makes me feel old saying that, even though I am only 18!)

My attempt at videoing: (balancing my phone on my bag...)
 

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I desperately want to get the buggy out there next week! (weather depending of course...)
 

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Dude that looks wicked fun... Looks like if it went wrong you could get dragged pretty far and fast. Keep that up I'd like to see more of that.

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Dude that looks wicked fun... Looks like if it went wrong you could get dragged pretty far and fast. Keep that up I'd like to see more of that.

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It's not too bad... worst case scenario is I have to let go...
I am wearing safety straps around my wrists which are connected to the break lines which means if I let go of the handles, it activates the breaks which will de-power the kite and bring it down safely :)

The joys of a four string kite :)

Definately will be keeping it up though!
Shall get the buggy out as soon as I can! :D
 

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It's not too bad... worst case scenario is I have to let go...
I am wearing safety straps around my wrists which are connected to the break lines which means if I let go of the handles, it activates the breaks which will de-power the kite and bring it down safely :)

The joys of a four string kite :)

Definately will be keeping it up though!
Shall get the buggy out as soon as I can! :D
I'd be up for coming to watch and can film it for you.

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Really should pay more attention to the topic titles..... knitting indeed! Was looking at buying one of those for the summer, looks wicked fun!
 

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I'd be up for coming to watch and can film it for you.

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Yeah I'd like that :p
You could even have a go if you like ;)


Really should pay more attention to the topic titles..... knitting indeed! Was looking at buying one of those for the summer, looks wicked fun!
Who is knitting?
 

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It really is :p
Pretty easy too!

(until you start trying to buggy or land boarding....)
 

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Let me know a time and try come with Omar and maybe more and make a day off it.

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Shall have to see what the weather does over the next few days...
But that would be awesome!

In the summer we will have to go to the beach!
 

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boxhill would be cool for that where u had your bike
 

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My Equipment (so far all inherited):

PKD Buster 1.4m kite (for those days when the wind is totally crazy). - £100.
HQ Beamer 3.6m kite (for those days when the wind is soso) - £180
Flexifoil Buggy with extra wide tyres (for cruising) - £400
Cheap-o tent from eBay (for those long days to give shelter from the wind / sun) - £50

What I need (would like).

A much bigger kite, roughly 7 - 12m for days like this week were the wind is only around 10mph.
A wind speed guage (anemometer).
A flag to visually show wind direction...
 
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