everything's hard in the beginning.
i teach it this way:
compare your situation to eating while driving your car.
some sauce on your shirt is ugly, but a crashed car is worse.
the kite's the car and the board's the falaffel.
so keep your mind on the kite.
and keep your board 90Ã‚Â° to the lines, so the kite can't twist you.
5 tries with the kite overhead and problems on the board-handling are better than dropping the kite once
once you're in, get your ass to your heels and don't be too gentle with the kite ... get the bar a good yank and off you go...