Thanks but I did not ask ask how.
I ask where - simple enough question. With detailed conditions explained it should be an easy one. No point avoiding it
Obviously if I do not know where my kite needs to be it will take me longer to learn.... LOL
Don't tell me I am wrong here - I will not believe you...
I'l give you a similar example - when I play volleyball.
Beginners who come to set the ball for me as a spiker/hitter tend to set the ball back to me - while I am in the back of the court accelerating to the net (beginners always do this).
This obviously does not work as ball will be behind me every time...
I always make a point in showing to them the exact point WHERE the ball needs to go - by pointing my finger in the direction they need to set (throw) the ball (best happens to be 75 degrees up) and telling them how high I want it.
Immediately (very next time) they are 500% better - I can actually hit from their set....
And this is more difficult as it is a point in 3D space.
Note - I do not need to tell them how - all I need to tell the is WHERE. "How" comes later
If I do not tell them - they will keep setting it back to me (too far from the net). For months and years. Until I or someone else tells them...
That's the only way of getting them to set reasonably well on the very first session. Works every time....
So ATM I feel like a volleyball beginner - I do not know where my ball (kite) needs to be. How not knowing this can be helpful?
Sometimes it feels like a bit of a conspiracy to get us all take more lessons?
No points to first two entries
It's a quiz - you need to answer the question asked not a different one LOL
Both answers are actually useful to me personally but do not answer my question...
<<Another example: If my driving instructor did not tell me which lane to take on my first lesson I would kill myself and instructor.
As simple as that. The same here...
No point telling me that it can be done differently either IMHO. This is overloading me with information I do not need to know at this time - IMHO.
I am asking about
the best kite location for an average beginner in well defined conditions
This actually happened to me last year - and instructor was on the beach so I could not hear him and could not ask the question (deep water). So I had to find it out by trial and error - and still do not have a solid understanding where it was the best.
wasted a couple of hours and a 100 euros and did no manage a single waterstart - although I had done it before a few years earlier. If I had this info i am sure I'd made it!
So my point is I do not want to spend any more days/hours because I do not know and was not told some simple things.
Not asking "how" - that's can't be really explained anyway. I read about it watched videos and tried it in real life and even done it once.
What you can do is tell me "where" - what the angles are - no one tells me that. Or they are cryptic using vertical clock face to describe horizontal directions (!)...
I am happy to "go by the feel" on how to keep balance on the board and so on - this can't reasonably be explained. This is the area where trial and error is the only way.
But some things can be explained - where you kite goes is main one....Just point to the direction with your hand - it takes 1 second - all I am asking - please?
I'd be happier with a multiple choice Vote 1)0 2)15 3)30 4)45 5) 60 6) 75 degrees - just tell me what you feel it is?
Are you telling me I am stupid enough not to be able to understand simple number/direction?
That's gross LOL
EDIT - there is a great answer to first basic question in my other thread now from badgb21 on Page 2 here - especially point (3) there: