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Postby jjtango » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:05 am

Hey,

I am relatively new to kiting -- only a few months now -- though a snowboarder of over ten years. This sport rocks.
I have been riding a twintip, having loads of fun, but have recently moved to get a skimboard. Level-wise I am novice -- can get upwind, jump sometimes successfully, etc.

So, what advice can you guys give a novice kiter who is pumped about going strapless?
Advice for water starting?
I've read some of the jibing articles, but that is still beyond where I'm at.

Thanks in advace,
jason
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Re: Newbie

Postby Lonny » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Hey Jason,

Welcome to LTS! Thanks for joining us here. I re-posted the same reply in case others were looking at your post to help them out! :arrow:

Here are some great links to get you started:
Skimboard FAQs
Skimboard Reviews
Good Information on Surfboards
Great article by Jon on Strapless Surfboard Riding
Great Video on Skimming
Another Vid on Skimming
Tons of great vids to watch

Lastly, if you have any specific questions post them in the related forums and I am sure you will get some great replies. Again, welcome. Lots of fun ahead.
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Re: Newbie

Postby jjtango » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:44 pm

thanks Lonny!
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Re: Newbie

Postby Kaito » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:12 am

After 15mins on your skim, try hoppn on a surfboard!(destrapped of course)
It'll feel like you're cheat'n! :mrgreen:

Welcome to the unstrapped side of kiting Jason!
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Re: Newbie

Postby mattv » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:04 am

Welcome to the world of strapless kiting. I hope the new board works for you.
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Re: Newbie

Postby jjtango » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks again all. I'm pumped.
I'll let you know how the first session goes -- if all goes well it will be later today.

cheers,
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Re: Newbie

Postby jjtango » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:47 pm

Rode the skim for my first complete session today and wow :P . Nothing but grins.
Bailed like mad, but was able to hold the edge and get upwind.
For kicks I put the tt on at the end and was disappointed.

strapless will be my default.
Thanks LTS!
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