On 2002-11-13 19:21, Eric S wrote:
Not to be glib but I see 4 stages (and I'm not so sure about the last one)
Fear - Beginer
Confidence - Intermediate
Respect - Advanced
Fear - Expert
I am not an 'Expert' but I understand from stories that the last stage of kite flying is Fear again. most all of the most expert kite fliers I know have said "I thought I was going to die when..."
Most of them have tried to place themselves back into the 'Advanced' camp. Respect the kite at all times.
Right on eric, the 4 stages I outlined ended at beginner kitboarder, that is to say a kitboarder, no longer a non kitboarding learner. The fith statge is too know for certain that the "kite fears nothing" so you had better "fear it" or pay!