Hi there, This is my first post!! horay!!!
I purchased a kite and thought this should be a laugh, watching
everyone else made it look quite easy. Well nearly gave myself
whiplash first time!!!
Brought some DVD's and all the mags, but booked myself a lesson,
while my other half watched me!! and not only did I have a to-die
for instructor, it made me more confident and much more aware of
Even though it was UK£100 and we only got 1/2 day wind I cannot wait
to do my 2 day course...just need the weather here in England!!!!
Thanks for all the info, great group.
And would recommend a lesson for anyone.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pam S." <pamst@s...> wrote:
> Lessons are a must Hung. I took a half day lesson(and this was
after kiting all last winter on the ice.) and think that is a bare
minimum. In my short time in the sport I have gotten in trouble and
have seen some others do the same. Trouble is, it is hugely
addictive and sometimes this affects our decision making. I shutter
to think of the potential for serious injury. I love your
kitesurfing school and read everything I can get my hands on. I
always think safety first.
> Keep up the good work.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Hung Vu
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 3:46 AM
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Should a new kiter take lesson?
> In the early days, nobody took lesson as there was none
> I bought my Wipika and Fone board in Paris in 1998 and the
> on them are less than 100 (hints: there were less than 100
> world-wide back then).
> I created http://www.kitesurfingschool.org in August 1999 (while
> Tampa, Florida) and many have learned from ever since (including
> pro kiters, IKO, PASA instructors and many others).
> And suddenly there were many accidents (mainly due to the
> of the chicken loop- I was somewhat responsible for its
> Now most of the dangers are pretty well known and very well
> Should a new kiter take lesson?
> Should a new kiters be certified? (IKO, PASA,
> P.S., I only want to poll the opinions of the other kiters.
> If you are new to kitesurfing, please visit
> http://www.KitesurfingSchool.org/faqs.htm for the answers
> to the most frequently asked questions.
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