It arrives on Monday...

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yepits
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It arrives on Monday...

Postby yepits » Sat, Aug 15 2015, 03:52 PM

A friend and I got the urge to get an entry level powerkite. An auction for a HQ Beamer V 5.0 came up in an incredibly ironic proximity to when we had talked about it, so... Yeah. Scared and excited are about as close to accurate description of how I'm feeling, at least without using a few more colorful words. For the sake of staying, uh... mature sounding at the very least. We will be videoing our first outing, but not for reverence, rather to collect as many views as possible with the clips of us getting pwned by a "kite"! Fingers crossed!
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Re: It arrives on Monday...

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Aug 15 2015, 05:19 PM

Sounds like . . . . ? fun ? I talked to a guy a while back that was flying a quad about that size in really light winds at Veterans Park in Milwaukee. Handles like really oversize rev handles. He said he used it for strength training on land to prep for kite surfing. Had a go myself, and it was fun . . . but the winds were really light.

At least it might be entertaining . . . . .

Seriously, be safe when flying.

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Mike
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Re: It arrives on Monday...

Postby Mike » Sun, Aug 16 2015, 12:29 PM

yup, it can pull hard. But if you're using handles you can always let go if you get lofted.
Now you need a buggy :)

Looking forward to the video...

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Re: It arrives on Monday...

Postby yepits » Mon, Aug 17 2015, 08:38 AM

Ok! I'm off to wait for the mail person. Fingers crossed!
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Re: It arrives on Monday...

Postby TMadz » Mon, Aug 17 2015, 11:32 AM

Careful what you wish for. I have a 4m trainer with a depower line. Don't be afraid to let go. It can kill you if you're not careful. Sometimes going through the center of the wind window is scary when you realize how strong the air really is.
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Re: It arrives on Monday...

Postby yepits » Tue, Aug 18 2015, 12:45 AM

Oh I about giggled the first time I got dragged! Not at all a kite to have in anything more than a breeze. For sure.
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