RickI wrote:There is a solid kiting crew in the Toronto area. They also have some access problems. That is issues people telling them they can't kite at some of the limited launch areas up there. People trying to figure out how to do our sport without good instruction is a great way to lose access particularly if problems already exist. Some riders from your area monitor this site, hopefully they'll provide some input.
As far as getting your ass kicked, from what I gathered you didn't remotely come close. Here's a couple of cases from Lake Ontario where that is exactly what happened. There are lots of other accidents, these just came to mind. The less you know, the easier it is to fall into problems like this. This sport looks a lot easier than it actually is particularly when things go wrong.
Incredible Lofting Story From The Great Lakes
Another serious head injury accident last week
Here's a bonus video from Quebec. Note the kiting students slowly going along under control and the one clueless guy overpowered about to get his ass kicked slamming into the shore.
Adequate quality pro kiting instruction is the way to go for many reasons.
well like i got it up for a few seconds then fell forward, just a learning experience right, im pretty careful with what I do, i mean i didnt go out in extremely windy conditions or get a giant kite, I tested out,
I knew it wasnt going to be easy, i've been around sports long enough to understand everything takes time, work and money, but now I actually got a feel for it, and move forward to the next step which will be finding a trainer (either a smaller kite or person who can train me )