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i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby kiwimike » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:50 am

seriously you bunch of pricks at IKO i want my money back.
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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby Tone » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:17 am

Context would help.

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby kiwimike » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:02 am

paid fees to IKO for 3 years and they refused to answer my emails or talk to me on the phone.

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:56 am

I would still like my money back too!

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby uncle sammy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:04 pm

:thumb:
kiwimike wrote:seriously you bunch of pricks at IKO i want my money back.

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby Sheep » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:24 pm

ive never been associated with IKO and dont wish to for obvious reasons

just wondered what the wind is like at pats lately... worth a trip for some naughty tricks??? :D :lol: :bye:

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby Rorke » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:14 pm

The communication deficiency with IKO is well known.
While IKO will reply to emails regarding basic FAQ's, I am not sure that they are able to respond to anything less usual.
Even if the IKO gatekeepers have a method of pushing questions/requests/suggestions up the chain, there may be some kind of policy-making paralysis at upper levels.

I think very highly of the IKO program curriculum. It is outstanding.
My instructor evaluator in Miami was very good, and I surprisingly learned a lot.

While there are fundamental problems there are also solutions.
If IKO does not implement these solutions, they will 1. remain vulnerable; 2. Get publicity like this post.
Of course, IKO principals may just not care or be trying to sell their curriculum (which is valuable, but not irreproducible).

I am no expert, however, I have been through enough training to know the score.

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby TommyDelly » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:15 pm

What kind of fees do you have to pay to IKO?

Also is there any other licence than IKO? I mean if you want to have your own kite school, do you have to be IKO certified or is there any other organization, where you can get your licence?

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby kiwimike » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:22 pm

wind light as usual but still worth a trip. let me know if you are over.


Sheep wrote:ive never been associated with IKO and dont wish to for obvious reasons

just wondered what the wind is like at pats lately... worth a trip for some naughty tricks??? :D :lol: :bye:

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Re: i wear my IKO tshirt with pride

Postby kiwimike » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm

think the yearly fee is 800usd to be an iko center. there were hundreds of schools paying a few years ago but now there are less than 80. infact they stopped listing them on their website because there are so few left. we were paying 550usd per year because we had 4 schools. we were one of their biggest customers but after some problems we all cancelled. it was as if they did not care. strange as the only thing they did well was sending out bills to collect money. surely they would care about 2200USD.

i started the kite safe association

http://www.kitesafeassociation.com/

you can print you own student rider cards and get your own insurance of this site all free of charge.

TommyDelly wrote:What kind of fees do you have to pay to IKO?

Also is there any other licence than IKO? I mean if you want to have your own kite school, do you have to be IKO certified or is there any other organization, where you can get your licence?


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