Up and going
- Been playing with traction kites and a mountain board the last few
weeks. Today I had a two hour lesson in kiteboarding and put it all
together. After that, and a few hours of practicing what I learned,
I was able to get onto a plane.
Instructor shows upearly, and I was practicing with my 14m... had
self launched and was able to bring it to the both edges of the wind
window. He was able to fine tune what I had taught myself, and put
me on track with the correct skills and methods.
For any other newbies to the sport... a lesson helps keep you safe,
and really accelerates the learning curve. Having some basic kite
skills already, in two hours I was able to body drag upwind, water
re-launch the kite, self rescue... and get onto a plane!
I could at least hold my position in relation to the shore by the
end of the day... another outing or two, and I bet I can start going
But after all those people saying "take a lesson".... now I know why.