awenner wrote:He started to get it up and then lost it and flew it into the jetty.
Sorry bud, just trying to work out what happened... did the wind drop and the kite fall out of the sky, did the kite back stall into the jetty...
I just heard about this incident the other day. Really disappointing. Hopefully the associated organization (Kite Control) or the instructor can comment on the situation.
RDM, I see why your questioning the situation, but im gonna go ahead and make the inference that someone who is just learning, isn't going to know the difference between backstalling or just the kite falling out due to lack of wind.
In the long island area we have had a REALLY bad history of inexperience, unprofessional, and uncertified instructors.
There are several kiteschools out in Long Island that have done a great job including IslandRiders. Zack is a great guy i completely recommend getting a lesson for him.
Awenner your a woman correct? Also, what was the name of the instructor and was he certified? If so, by whom?