It would be ideal if the purchaser of these kites could have the benefit of your knowledge of the optimal conditions to learn to fly the 10, 12, and 16 m AERO II; and the benefit of your guidance and supervision down there with the gentle seabreezes for learning in MC. But we both know that is a highly unlikely scenario.
On the other hand, here is what I found on the first page search for Naish Aero II kites; originally posted 2 years ago in which the beginning kiter who posts it writes : "i really dont have a clue what im doin when it comes to depower....."
ha. Just brought a areo 2 ten metre kite, rigged it up the other day in still conditions, thank god, cause it took me over a hour , cause it was my first kite... any advice o flying the things?
these things dont have much in the way of depower becareful with what winds you fly her in (all though over powered is the most fun
) wouldnt have recommended it as a first kite myself 1. make sure you have a safety leash rigged that works good 2.always have a friend with you ( if it goes bad they can record it and later maybe save you
)3. try it on slow speed low power first with the strap in the middle shortened too 4. if you have dependants make sure you have life insurance
........If someone buys these old kites at these prices it is highly doubtful that they are entertaining the idea of paying hundreds of dollars for lessons....the scenario above is the most likely....someone who is going to haphazardly teach themselves!! Just ask the Sheriff how many times he has witnessed this, just on his beach up in Sheboygan, and wonder if his response is "exaggerated"?
I commented on this topic with kiter safety in mind because I have seen TOO MANY kiters injured over the years. And it is just a shame when it happens to someone ignorant to the dangers of the sport, especially when the mishap involves other kiters and innocent bystanders. Unfortunately quite often the wannabe kiter purchases gear off of E-bay or other kiting forum sites with no knowledge whatsoever.........if I see a listing on the Chicago forum with gear this dated that someone is simply trying to capitalize on, then rest assured I will point it out!!
If you want to argue that these kites are actually more desirable to learn on in the right conditions with proper supervision.....then so be it Scottie