DariKite wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
I never said I would learn by myself with this Diablo C kite. I will learn with the instructor´s kite the first classes. Once I´m able to ride on my own I´ll use a 2016 Liquid Force WOW kite.
I haven´t even seen it yet but I heard it´s more oriented towards wave riding. I don´t think I´ll use the 14m Diablo C kite until I´m ready. But I bought it new for very little money (supposedly new) so I don´t think you can go wrong with that price and even if I don´t like it there might be someone interested to sell it or maybe I can use it if I need it. But I thought C kites are still used for Freestyle, aren´t they?
The best thing to do is to get lessonS first (plural, more than one day) and then decide what to buy. I know you are enthused about the sport and want to be prepped to jump right in, that's awesome, it's a great sport. The issue is there is no shortage of used equipment in the market and the condition of the used gear, and the design of the specific kites, varies greatly.
If you end up trusting your instructor after the lesson, he will have a lead on used gear for you. He will probably direct you towards used gear that is in good condition and of similar design to what he taught you on.
You'd be fine buying the board ahead of time and maybe even using it for the lesson. As others have said, I'd return the kite if you can and not worry about buying gear until after your lesson. The instructor will probably even offer to rent you the kite cheap if you want some time on your own after the lesson. If he does that, that also means he trusts you have progressed far enough to be trusted with the gear.
Good luck. It's a fun sport. Welcome to the stoke.