grantman54 wrote:how much do lessons cost where you live? they are 400$ here for 5 hrs of instruction!!! I find that absurd. Surfing lessons are 25$ per hour here. I did scuba diving in Hawaii with instruction for 5 hrs and that only cost 120$
If lessons would only cost 150$ im sure i and many others would have/be taking them.
I'm in the same boat bro. Here its $150 for the first 2 hours and your only using a training kite and not getting on the water. Then you have to pay $150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum and you might get on the water practicing body dragging and it will probably be longer than 2 hours. Then the third class, where you work on the board on the water which again is $150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum again.
So at bare minimum I'm sitting at $750 for lessons... Screw that. If they really wanted people to be more safe on the water they would drop the prices. I mean its rediculous.
Anyways I have been out practicing the since last tuesday and today I attempted going out on the water. I did some body dragging for a while and I can now body drag upwind, slowly but surely. I also got up on the board after a while of trying. The first time I went barreling downwind and the second time I kept the kite right in the side of the window.
I think I am progressing quite well. I know someone who has been kiting for a while and he said he will work with me for a while next week if the winds are good enough.