This weekend I managed to get my first good now kite in! I was up in Thredbo for the weekend for a birthday weekend away and managed to sneak away on the Saturday and hook up with a few of the local snow nutters and get a really good session in!
I learnt a LOT in my first proper session that I’ll share at a later time. Some really useful tips that I learnt from the others that make life easier and safer. It’s bloody dangerous on top of the mountain so you need to take care. So after more that 15 years off ski’s I thought I’d strap on a pair and give it a good go, I didn’t break a leg so all went well. Big Thanks to Martin for all the help, can’t wait to get up there with Jen Milton and get some serious training in.
For those people thinking about heading up and giving it a go we’ll get some good safety tips for you up here! Here are some pics that I managed to snap whilst up there. I’m riding the Cabrinha 7m Drifter here (2014) with the new – and fantastic – 2015 X1 Overdrive bar! What a huge improvement!
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To make way for 2014 equipment the webadmin of kitesurfing.com.au Pete is shifting his almost new 2013 gear! (Don’t ask) What this means is bargains for all!
There is a 6month old Cabrinha Drifter 9m in Green currently available. This kite is in perfect condition and has seen one season (of not so windy) Northern Beaches action.
These kites are fantastic, incredibly stable, lightweight, fast and rock solid in gusty conditions. The drifter is Cab’s ‘surf’ orientated kite but they handle any conditions. The bar system on the cab’s has come along leaps and bounds since I last used a Cabrinha and the build quality in second to none. If you want to go kiting, have simple pump up, setup, launch and just ride these are the kites for you.
Kite comes with all the usual bits: kite, pump (the best), bar, bag. Always folded correctly and stored dry (It hardly ever gets wet!)
Those that know me know I respect my gear and the condition of this kite reflects that.
$1100 (rrp is over $2100)
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