redman333 wrote:Ok, then I'm listening. Tell me why I should take a lesson versus trying something like this n my own.
Dude, I've only been doing this for about a year and a half now, and I took a couple of lessons, but I've seen people that haven't and for starters, you'll just progress faster when you have an instructor there not only telling you WHAT YOU ARE DOING WRONG, cause you will do it wrong the first few times. But should something go really wrong, these guys have you by the harness, and can reduce (not eliminate), but seriously reduce a kitemare.
And if you care about your life and safety of those around you, and really want to keep doing this awesome sport for a while, and not get the rest of us banned from beaches, or worst yet, make the legal dicks make mandatory some sort of ridiculous license, or tougher regulation to enjoy this sport, don't be an idiot (no offense, really) and just get at least a few lessons, that's all it takes.
And just in case you're one of them cheap asses that think is ridiculous to pay someone to teach you to kitesurf, you should wait till you have some cash and take the lesson, I don't think you're life is work a few hundred $$$. Besides what's next, you're gona fly your own plane on your next trip? maybe since you've probably played a lot of Xbox and feel is the same, or better yet, get microsoft's flight simulator I hear it comes with a private pilots license.
Take a lesson(s) don't ruin it for everyone else.