new to kiting

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Post by thegreatzambo » Sun May 22, 2016 12:12 am

Hi guys. Im new to kiting and wondered if anyone could recommend any courses or tuition? Id like to attend your Thursday meets but struggle with work commitments. Regards, Simon.

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Re: new to kiting

Post by Paul » Tue May 24, 2016 9:52 pm

Hi Simon and welcome to the SKF.

To fly kites with us you'll need BKSA insurance. When you buy it online it will ask you which club you belong to. If you pick the Sheffield Kite Fliers it will add £5 onto your bill but we'll get £10 from them. As a free club it's what keeps us going for the few costs we have. Obviously insurance isn't required if you just want to come along to meet us and chat about the sport.

The reason I'm telling you this is that if you do choose the SKF then we can offer you free "help & advice" to get you going in Power Kiting and then further help moving on to buggies and land boards if you wish. We offer free use of the club's equipment when we're helping you out which is useful if you need a bigger or smaller kite than you have on the day or if you don't own a 4-line kite. You'll also need a helmet and you've probably already got a cycle helmet and if not any cycle/snowboarding/climbing helmet will suffice.

Depending on the forecast we may be out this Sunday (29th) if you're interested.
Paul 8)
Kite Instructor, Kiteboarding, Buggying

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