Re: [ksurfschool] How long to learn?
- But you never stop learning what the wind can do to your kite!!
What Hung is saying is quite reasonable, and matches my average here too, but it is unreasonable to think you are a competent kiter after 9 hrs, in fact if your confidence rises beyond your actual experience then you are at greater risk of hurting yourself or others.
It take a few months to get to what any reasonable person would consider competent and a lifetime to become experienced! :-)
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From: Hung Vu
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Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:22 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] How long to learn?
One of the major mile-stone for a beginner is to be able to stay up on
the board in both directions for at least 100 - 500 m.
We used to "trying to achieve that" in our 9 hours beginner kitesurfing
Now we guarantee that (otherwise, we just add more hours until that happens)
Today, a student (who has few hours of previous kite flying and
extensive wakeboarding experience) can do that in just 1 session (3 hours)
Now we can spend the rest of the course to improve the kite/board
control and going upwind.
So for a beginner who want to learn fast, it's best to get a small kite
and learn how to fly it even before taking a lesson.
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