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Owner: Pauly
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22nd August 2003
Kite buggying - boarding: Ynyslas
Wind Direction: SE
Wind Stength: Too strong!?
Surf / Sea State: 1 foot messy
Air Temperature: 17C
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My first ever session with a power kite! I arrived at Ynyslas at 6.15pm a little apprehensive and v nervous. I decided on Ynyslas as it seemed more sheltered than the beach, though I soon realised it wasnt that sheltered 25m up! After unpacking my kite that I had so carefully put away I discovered that the lines (4 of them) were now very intricately braided together. It only took 45 mins to untangle! (does this always happen?) Anyway it was time for my first flight, with absolutely no experience and the only instruction gained from the brochure in the box I stood alone on the empty desolate sands... The kite took off like a rocket! I was took by surprise and had to run forward 18 yards, but managed to hold it and guide it to the top of the wind window. Here i could hold it under control. I began making slow careful turns and gained a healthy respect for the power these kites can have! After 30 mins I was a expert 'Scudder! (is that right?) After 45 mins I realised I wasnt! A particulary confident turn saw my shiny new kite hit the deck at around 300mph, and me hit it at around 60mph. However only mildly bruised I now know the brake lines work and understand why you need loads of room to fly.
Overall an eventful first session and a real eye opener. Its gonna take ages till I get on a landboard!
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