Hey EK crew!
Im new to this site but its pretty rad!
I have been getting dragged around by the wind for a few years on the snow not yet the water tho... first around the tobboggan slope at perisher then Kosi/NSW main range way mostly.
Ive been using a crap cheapo quad trainer kite to get towed around so far, (apart from my home made bamboo and tent kitewing) and I own an old ADVANCE 10mtr closed cell foil kite, which i had out twice behind Thredbo then ripped on a rock :\ Its way too big for my ability level and the bar is neanderthal compared to the ones ive seen.
So time to get some proper sail in the air! Im stinging to get out there and shred this season.. I would be stoked to meet up with some crew and go out to the Main range for an expedition. Once i get a proper kite.
Im cashed up to get a rig, and i had been considering the OZONE ACCESS for a long time, but in the last minute deliberation, I thought id check out what else is out there and seen a few raves about the HQ kites. Seen the MONTANA 7 and the APEX 3, which look pretty snazzy too.
But its too tricky to decide and i thought id ask anyone here if they could give me a comparison or recommendation.
I think a medium to small kite about 5-7 mtrs range is what ill end up buying to suit the medium to stronger days I usually get amped for in Kosci Park, as once i have a decent bar i should be able to rig it up with the Advance 10 for light days.
Also if anyone is interested Eventually Im really psyched for a mainrange kite mish, im thinking from Jagungal to thredbo or viceversa?,or Eucumbeme Thredas to start off with.. maybe over three /4 days, and a with few people, might have to do a fair bit of planning for it obviously and have all the right gear so either early spring or even next winter/spring?
Its something ive been dreaming about for ages.
For now id be happy to get sliding/flying in the near backcountry and would really appreciate any advice.