7 Turn / Change Direction
7 Turn / Change Direction
How to turn? Just do it … yes , don’t be worry that you will crash, guaranteed you will! So! J.D.(Just ..Do it).In the end you will go a different direction.
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7 Turn / Change Direction
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This course is designed for the beginner and is the first step toward learning how to kiteboard. Students discover the sport and safety rules while practicing various skills on land before performing on water. You will learn to assess the wind and physical location; use the safety systems; manage proper equipment; set-up; and to control the training kite. This program thoroughly introduces kiteboarding as a sport progressing and preparing you for the next level where you will transfer your skills from land to practice on water in the safest way possible.
This Intermediate Level course is designed to transfer the skills you practiced on land to the water. Students will feel for the first time the powerful vibrations of the wind from their kite and will learn to harness it. Students learn to gain power and drag with control both down and upwind, acquiring the skillsets that lay the foundation for a safe ride on the water. Students will become proficient at the MOST VALUABLE SKILL IN KITEBOARDING – how to come to a controlled stop! Water starting on their boards, students will change directions and recover their boards.
The kiteboard trainee becomes INDEPENDENT with the IKO Kiteboarder Level 3 Course. By now, students are ready to get rocking! Kiteboarding dreams are now realized. The hard work pays off. Students practice riding toe-side, attempting first jumps, and learning to focus on advanced skills like controlling speeds by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-rescuing, self-launching and landing safely. These skills are honed to make the kiter independent on the water. Independent kiters can explore the world’s different locations, water surfaces and wind strengths! Upon completion of the course, students are certified an IKO Kiteboarder Level 3 with an IKO Member Card and can purchase equipment.
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing Beginners…
How-To Get Started Fast! 4 Steps
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The steps to getting started are mostly the same for all of the various Kite Sports
• Kite-boarding / Kite-surfing
Step #1: Get A “Trainer Kite” And Master Your Basic Kiting Skills.
Trainer kites are small (2.5m to 3.5m) and designed to be flown on the Beach, in a field, water or any a wide open area.
Your first goal is to master the kiting basics and learning about the wind window. No board, only the trainer kite.
In The Beginning… It’s All About The Kite.
Trainer kites are easy to learn. Just read the included manual, watch a good instructional dvd, and practice the exercises on our “How-To” page. Doing this will help you master the foundational skills to kite flying and excellerate your progression into the sport of kiteboarding and snowkiting.
Learning good kite flying skill with a trainer kite before taking lessons will save you money and a lot offrustration.
So Get A Trainer And Practice..Practice…And Practice Some More.
If you get confused about anything…
Which trainer kite to purchase, how to begin, what to practice, or any other questions, We’re here and always happy to help!
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Step # 2: Learn “Board Skills” (Or Sharpen The Skills You Already Have)
Wakeboarding Skills Directly Cross Over To Kiteboarding
However, Surfing, Snowboarding, Longboarding, Mountainboarding, Skateboarding, are all good ways to build board skills. The preferred method is to learn to ride a Wakeboard behind a Boat, WaveRunner, or at a Cable Park go for it.
If you live in snow country with a goal of learning kiteboarding (on the water) you’ll want to spend more time on a Snowboard rather than skis.
If its too cold or water isn’t your thing, hop on a skateboard or mountainboard ATB / All-terrain board) to learn or tune-up your board skills.
Practicing “Board Sports” of any kind is strongly recommended. Doing so allows you to focus only the board technique without having to think about the kite.
Windsurfing or sailing skills are helpful because Kite-Sports rely on the wind and require some basic sailing knowledge including: Sheeting/Trimming, wind-orientation, Lift, drag, apparent-wind, Points of sail, and angle of attack. Windsurfing, however, does not teach you the same board skills (edge control) that you learn with Snow-, Wake-, or Skate- , Boarding.
Step #3: Take A Lesson
Warning. Do Not Fly A Full Size Kite Without Proper Instruction And Lessons!!!
Kiteboarding, just like Paragliding, Sky-diving, and Scuba-diving can all be reasonably safe sports and easy to learn, IF… you get proper instruction and “think” before you go.
Q: Any idea of what happens if you go Scuba Diving and don’t blow bubbles while you’re headed back up to the surface?
A: You lungs explode and exit through your ears.
Q: What about the consequence of pointing a hang-gliders nose a too high?
A: The Glider stalls, and then you fall from the sky like a rock.
Q:What if you steer your kite too quickly across the sky?
A: In this case, if you’re not prepared for the surge, you’d better hope there are no hard objects downwind of you as you get yanked and spanked by the full power of the kite.
IF you live on a COMPLETELY deserted beach and YOU choose to risk YOUR own LIFE, that’s OK! it’s your business
Just NEVER put other people, or our beach access, at risk.
To learn more, check out our lessons learned the hard way.
Step #4: Get Hooked-Up With The Best Gear For Your Needs
During your lesson.. you can either use the gear owned by the Instructor or School or bring your own gear. Find someone that specializes in kiteboarding and buy gear that’s right for YOU.
We See Too Many Beginners Buying Inappropriate Gear That They Initially “Thought Was A Good Deal”
…and later learned that it was not an appropriate design, size, or price for their needs. If you have questions we would be happy to help.
KiteMare was created by kite instructors to educate visitors like yourself to help you get started right. It seems that the goal of most sites is only to zap your credit card.
Our goal is to educate you first, and then assist you with buying only the gear you need. When you’re ready .. we have it: Kites, Bars, lines, boards, harnesses, and more
It’s All Here But First Things First: “Learn Safe”
One step at a time. If you’re as smart as I think you are… Obviously you are Very Very Smart since you’re still here and reading this page.
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This site is loaded with valuable detailed kiteboarding information and we hope you’ll take a bit of time and continue to explore and learn.