I think the majority of the kiting community are pretty clued up, though saying that, 51% is also a majority.Starsky wrote:Do lesson programs have a duty to weed out unsuitable students.
In no way is this an attempt at elitism. Its a legitimate question. Should there be a minimum standard for fitness, swimming ability, environmental assessment, etc. Like prerequisites that any school must screen for before starting into lessons. As simple as a swim test in a pool or at the beach, and a quick little written test on the basics of wind, weather, safety and the mechanics of sailing. Nothing ridiculous. The sport is accessible to the vast majority of people, but there really are the clueless who should not do things like ride motocycles, or get in a whitewater kayak. Should it be done at the school level. If instructors want to improve safety in the sport I think this is the kind of initiative that accomplishes more than a bigger brighter safety release.
no.Starsky wrote:Do lesson programs have a duty to weed out unsuitable students.
I wonder what percentage go on to become regulars. I would say it's pretty small judging by the number of lessons given and the small number of kiters out riding.edt wrote:no.Starsky wrote:Do lesson programs have a duty to weed out unsuitable students.
kiteboarding is really hard. students that are unsuitable drop out and buy boats
Yes. I hope they do.Starsky wrote:Do lesson programs have a duty to weed out unsuitable students..
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