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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby Bille » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:44 pm

scheme wrote:How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

...easy, stop skiing.


That's NOT true ! :nono:

Hooking up to a kit, on a set of snow-skis ; not That is a BLAST , in
my opinion, (it's also quite cheap) if Ya already got the equipment !! :D

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Ps :
Where did the OP mention , that he did skiing ; once again ?

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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby eree » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:08 pm

Posted: 22 Jul 2015, 00:22
KingKoopa wrote:I've always wanted to do kitesurfing but lessons are way too expensive. Minimum 250 dollars for 2 hours. That's just basic lesson. Then if you want to know more that's another 250 dollars. I want to know how is it even possible to start this sport? There's no way I can speed that much money on such a small lesson. I would be willing to pay that ammount of money for a 4 day lesson but just 2 hours is asking for too much.
Posted: 25 Oct 2015, 08:34
KingKoopa wrote:
shawn13 wrote:.......
Yeah I live in the SF bay area. I've looked at pretty much all places within 1 hour drive that teach kiteboarding and they're all pretty expensive.
yeah... with this progression you'll probably get on board by the end of 2020.

if you'd cut on cigarettes, beer, ice-cream, bacon, girls and/or on-line porn (or whatever your poison is) you would most certainly already got your 250 bucks together...

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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby jakemoore » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:38 pm

LOL. I was a grad student with a new baby when I started. You bet my wife was furious when she found out what I was spending. Only upside is it wasn't another woman.

I definitely reccomend a trainer and maybe a MTB or longboard skate to progress some on land before an expensive water lesson. That way the lesson will get you somewhere.

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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby cleepa » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:15 pm

KingKoopa wrote:
shawn13 wrote:If the OP can post their location, maybe someone can direct to a better price on lessons.

Lessons are important. Especially the safety aspect. Could mean the difference between life or death. So I guess it comes down to how much dollar value you want to put on your life.
Yeah I live in the SF bay area. I've looked at pretty much all places within 1 hour drive that teach kiteboarding and they're all pretty expensive.
Well, you've got until spring to figure it out. The season is over... After you take your lessons, you need to be getting out on the water on your own as soon as possible before you forget everything.

Anyway, the Bay Area is where I learned. It's really worth getting a jetski assisted lesson - you learn so much faster. For most, 1 land lesson and 1 water lesson with a jetski is enough. Most schools offer a 1 land + 1 water lesson package, which will be cheaper. I always suggest people go to Wind Over Water - the instructor there is great.

And as others have pointed out, it's an expensive sport.

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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby slim_charles » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:35 pm

Bille wrote: Ps :
Where did the OP mention , that he did skiing ; once again ?
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Re: How can you afford to start kiteboarding?

Postby ErikFromEstonia » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:03 pm

In estonia lessons primarily go by an hour fee, which for me was 50$/h. A way, not a good one, but still is maybe you have a friend who can kite, he/she will teach you. If a skilled kiter is looking after you, its possible to learn only with a real kite. I helped my friend that way. Good luck! Or maybe you can find someone helpful from this forum


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