Yes, most people here are saying the kite is too big, and I will add my voice to that belief. A school will most likely teach you with a trainer first, and then when you display sufficient competence will take you to try and water-start, but it will be something a lot smaller than a 16m.
I'm sure almost everyone here wants nothing other than you to become a safe, proficient, and happy kiter, but your way of doing things so far seems a little unorthodox.
You don't want to be told to take lessons because of the cost but they might seem cheap compared to the cost of trashing what you have brought or the time you spend healing after an accident, of course there's also the issue of the harm your avoidable incompetence might do to others too.
Consider for a second what the overwhelming majority here are telling you, assume for a moment they are nice well meaning people who have more kite experience than you.... are we all wrong and you right?
Take care ... and I really mean that.
LetsFlyaKite wrote:Are you guys saying the kite is too big? I bought it to learn in low wind days. I don't have a lot of money and lessons are 300 dollars a session. You don't even learn how to ride in 1 session, it takes multiple sessions just to learn how to stand up. I know you guys think this is a big joke, but I am dead serious on trying to learn, and the whole reason I bought off of craigslist is because I don't have 3000 to dish out on new equipment. And I am not just going to let my equipment sit here and collect dust, I am going to ride it dammit