No matter what else you do - go to one (or more) of these!B-rad Lange wrote:In addition to our thourough ciricculum, we offer free kite clinics every Friday night open to the public from 6-8 in our shop at mile marker 88. We go over safety, set-up, preflight, self rescue, meteorology, kite sizing and much more. We also spend a little time going over more advanced riding techniques with guest speakers. This last Fri we had Andy Hurdman (we miss you Andy!!!)This is an excellent way to supplement your lesson time for FREE.
That's a great way to learn to ride. But I've seen too many people take that approach that don't teach some of the most important basics like setup, kite launching/landing, self-rescue, and getting in and out of the water. Do you cover these things with the student actually practicing them? It's fair to say that most students won't have a boat and somebody to setup their gear and put them on the water when their lessons are complete.We are more expensive down here!!! (compared to most shools) but we go offshore with boats and jet skis and actually ride in perfect conditions - waist deep, clear, flat water with steady wind. As with many things in life you get what you pay for.
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