bubblytwink1613 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:21 pm
i am a newbie into kitesurfing and will like to find out if you have your own equipment and were u practicing alone or with some friends?
totally newbie for me and i am renting and taking lessons where the instructor waits for me while i practice water-start... pretty pricey for having lessons to practise how to water-start but unsure if i could go out and do this alone...
So my path was I took a few lessons mostly to get the safety stuff dialled in (By a few I mean 2), I wanted to reduce the risks as much as possible and get the hang of flying, body dragging, self rescue etc. And most importantly not look like a total dick on the beach!
Then I bought some gear and hit the beach, basically I set myself a target every time, first couple of times it was to safely launch, bodydrag, practice ejecting and self rescuing, landing etc...I'm at waterstart now, I can get up consistently but I can't quite ride yet, just keep falling back in the water....or getting ripped off the board
But I've been out in sketchy weather, lost my board, upwind bodydragged and retrieved it with no drama so that was a victory in my eyes!
Having my own gear means whenever it's windy I can head out and get a bit more practice in, I feel like although an instructor would probably reduce the time it takes me to "get" things, this way is working for me albeit over a longer period of time. It's fun though! I may be taking my time but I'm enjoying it.
Once you've had lessons and are confident about flying safely
then youtube videos, I think I've watched every video available from self launching and landing to what to do in the event of a deathloop.