*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:50 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 am
Posts: 160
seriously you bunch of pricks at IKO i want my money back.


Attachments:
new IKO tshirt.jpg
new IKO tshirt.jpg [ 221.69 KIB | Viewed 1629 times ]
{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:17 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:34 pm
Posts: 1488
Context would help.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:02 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 am
Posts: 160
paid fees to IKO for 3 years and they refused to answer my emails or talk to me on the phone.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:56 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:15 am
Posts: 1516
I would still like my money back too!


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:04 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:11 pm
Posts: 126
:thumb:
kiwimike wrote:
seriously you bunch of pricks at IKO i want my money back.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:24 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:45 am
Posts: 150
Location: New Zealand
ive never been associated with IKO and dont wish to for obvious reasons

just wondered what the wind is like at pats lately... worth a trip for some naughty tricks??? :D :lol: :bye:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:14 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:53 pm
Posts: 275
Location: Traverse City, MI
The communication deficiency with IKO is well known.
While IKO will reply to emails regarding basic FAQ's, I am not sure that they are able to respond to anything less usual.
Even if the IKO gatekeepers have a method of pushing questions/requests/suggestions up the chain, there may be some kind of policy-making paralysis at upper levels.

I think very highly of the IKO program curriculum. It is outstanding.
My instructor evaluator in Miami was very good, and I surprisingly learned a lot.

While there are fundamental problems there are also solutions.
If IKO does not implement these solutions, they will 1. remain vulnerable; 2. Get publicity like this post.
Of course, IKO principals may just not care or be trying to sell their curriculum (which is valuable, but not irreproducible).

I am no expert, however, I have been through enough training to know the score.

USCG Approved Instructor/Examiner for mariners seeking USCG Commercial Captain's License
American Sailing Association Instructor
US Sailing Instructor
Red Cross First Aid/CPR Instructor
Traditional Tall Ship Crew Trainer
Marine Business Consultant
Program Coordinator at a non-profit
and......IKO Instructor


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:15 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 85
What kind of fees do you have to pay to IKO?

Also is there any other licence than IKO? I mean if you want to have your own kite school, do you have to be IKO certified or is there any other organization, where you can get your licence?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:22 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 am
Posts: 160
wind light as usual but still worth a trip. let me know if you are over.


Sheep wrote:
ive never been associated with IKO and dont wish to for obvious reasons

just wondered what the wind is like at pats lately... worth a trip for some naughty tricks??? :D :lol: :bye:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 am
Posts: 160
think the yearly fee is 800usd to be an iko center. there were hundreds of schools paying a few years ago but now there are less than 80. infact they stopped listing them on their website because there are so few left. we were paying 550usd per year because we had 4 schools. we were one of their biggest customers but after some problems we all cancelled. it was as if they did not care. strange as the only thing they did well was sending out bills to collect money. surely they would care about 2200USD.

i started the kite safe association

http://www.kitesafeassociation.com/

you can print you own student rider cards and get your own insurance of this site all free of charge.

TommyDelly wrote:
What kind of fees do you have to pay to IKO?

Also is there any other licence than IKO? I mean if you want to have your own kite school, do you have to be IKO certified or is there any other organization, where you can get your licence?


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group