I'd say yes, it's possible to self teach - but only after multiple viewings of a good video like Progression: Beginner. I think they (Fat Sand Productions) did a fantastic job and it's the best teaching video I've seen for sure! Highly recommend getting a copy for yourself from these guys or maybe you can purchase through a kite shop. If you encounter difficulty while practicing, go back and review the section demonstrating and discussing that particular move. (Please don't flame me if you haven't seen the video!)Orion wrote:Hi everybody !
... I would like to know if it is possible to learn kitesurfing without taking any lessons, but with the help of educational materials such as books and dvd/video ... Are my thoughts about learning by myself totally wild and out of reality?
Hi there, it sounds as though you have made a good start already in self teaching.Orion wrote:Hi everybody !
I just registered minutes ago and before checking the various posts I would like to know if it is possible to learn kitesurfing without taking any lessons, but with the help of educational materials such as books and dvd/video, like I did windsurfing a couple of decades ago. I do fly kites (much smaller than the ones used for kitesurfing, althought of +/- similar shapes - 2 and 4 strings) . Close to where I live, there are sandbars where I fly these and get dragged in the water with great fun, but no one to teach me kitesurfing, which looks absolutely awesome... I am really tempted to buy the equipment (after some more reading and advises on-line....) and spend some days figuring out how to kitesurf...
Are my thoughts about learning by myself totally wild and out of reality ?
Thanks for reading me and sharing any thoughts.
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