Great video mate, thanks for sharing. I find it awesome that you can jump with the skates in such low winds, here's hoping I'll manage to get it all together soon
Does my confidence good to see that expert flyers like you and Carltb also fall over when learning on skates too, it aint just me
Luke wrote: started off with the 12m but honestly it was the wrong kite, I learnt today that kite skating is best on the smaller size kites so put up the 10m and the day just got better (actually jumping higher on smaller kite, in dodgy wind).
yep, I had my second go with the skates on Saturday, and my first with the 10m Outlaw. Conditions similar to yours, but there were definitely the odd consistent gust to about 12knots or so. During one of the gusts I was down near the end of my run and the useable area of my local spot; I took off like a bat out of hell and just ran out of room to turn back up wind, clipping the weedy, crappy downhill end. Still madly trying to get back upwind got caught in the weeds and crashed on my right side. No real danger as nothing much to hit so didn't bother pulling the safety, but did manage to loop the kite and get dragged about 5 or 6 metres
As much as I love flying the Outlaw, I think while learning if in doubt I should just be using my 6m Access till I get it together a bit more
Forgot to mention, my new hillbilly crash pants are the best thing I have used.
Hit the ground a few times & wasn't till after the session I thought, I didn't feel a thing.
Was a pleasure to hit the ground, which promotes trying new moves.
I know what you mean, I'm now pretty well armored from head to foot
It was a great test of my new upper body armour, Wasn't really a huge impact on the ground but even small ones can hurt, and the drag would definitely have taken a lot of skin off
Huge, really hooked, much safer than buggy freestyle.
Special thanks to Dave Shepp for filming & sorting out my bridals on many occasions when it fell out of the sky.
I'm enjoying mine much more than my board, the only bummer is having to sort out the kite when it crashes, and it's much harder to recover in marginal conditions. Not quite as simple as jumping off the board and running backwards a bit to reinflate the kite
It was a bit of a pain on Saturday with the skates on having to secure the outlaw, then get back up the hill on the skates and carry it back to a good place to start again. I need a Dave