I would add the following watch the progression videos loads of times http://www.progression.me/kiteboarding-products/collections/kiteboarding-beginner/ Having all the theory learnt will be a great bonus when putting in to practice on your lessons. If possible learn to land board....you use a smalle...
Like others said....learn to fly a trainer kite....get Jedi at that...then
Get a landboard and learn to ride that - you'll have all the skills then to progress to the water. Buy the progression video
And watch that a few hundred times. Then go for a lesson to put it all together.
The kiter has just jumped - his back is to the hill - the kite is pointing out tp sea and the paraglide descends too quickly ....I don't think the kiter even saw that the paraglider was so close....case of unlucky timing.
With the older FS kites the safety was a back line brake, you dropped the kite to leash and it would land on it's trailing edge - made land kiting really easy - only problem would be if the wind really picked up and you stake would go flying
I've been flying foils for 13 years - hardly ever hot launch - except in ultra low winds when the kite needs to be pumped into the air. - always do a side launch - you can control the amount of air going in - nice n' smooth
I used to ride an Flysurfer Psycho 1 9.5. - It did not turn ....i.e looping it was almost impossible to do - but it was quick across the window - and you would just send it to 12 and pull the bar in and get very good height