Greetings - New Kiter to Utah

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Greetings - New Kiter to Utah

Postby gregwojtkun » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:10 am

Hello UWA community... Lived in Utah for about 10 years and learned kiting in Puerto Rico this past Dec & Feb. (multiple lessons and 40+ hours of self training/upwind riding, self rescue, self launch / relaunch, etc). Currently riding a Cabrinha Switchblade 11m and Core XR3 17m (Thanks Steve M!) and will probably add an 8m as I get more comfy at higher winds. For boards, Im using 135, 139, and 148 (LW) Twin Tips. Direction Board is on my list to learn this summer. I had my first kite session in Utah at Rush Lake this past weekend. Gusty winds are a different beast than what I learned on in the Caribbean, but good to get a feel for and adjust to. But super fun and super stoked to be joining many of you this summer. Nice meeting some of the guys this past Saturday and thanks for providing me some local knowledge. See ya'll out there!

- Greg
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Re: Greetings

Postby Marty Lowe » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:29 am

Looking good,
Staying up wind the whole time!
The 11M had to be a handful
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