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volante5767
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:23 pm

Hi
I have been land power kiting [Fixed Bridal], and a little experience with De-Power for about 5 years. I have been thinking lately that i want to take to the sea! Problem is i'm now 48, is that to old to start Kite boarding? I always leave things to long :| crazy really as i've always loved kiting in general.

If its not to late, i am thinking of lessons in Hunstanton which is only 40 mins from where i live.
I'm thinking after maybe Two lessons and i get on o.k, buy some second hand gear of Ebay as you do.

I'm 5'8 and 13St, or 183Ib.

Is one kite enough to start with as i know they are expensive? Board size and other gear?
Any info much appreciated.
windyjools
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:09 am

Definitely go for it, my other half learned in his 50s, is now jumping, backrolling, playing on waves, and getting handy on a directional board too!!!
Don't tie yourself down to a specific number of lessons, your kite skills will certainly help with the learning curve, but don't get frustrated if it takes a bit longer......
Enjoy!
Nina
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Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:50 pm

Hiya
Did you get going with kite surfing at Hunstanton?
I'm 45, just about up and riding after some lessons in Tarifa last week and looking for kite surfing buddies in Norfolk; I go to Old Hunstanton most often.
Cheers!
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