Kiteboarding F.A.Q. Part 1
It is better to than to hold your silence forever. Remember, you are not sure about what you will be doing on the beach – ask someone who is more experienced. This is especially true when you rig the kite the first several times. If you rush out on the water and the set the steering lines front and back, you will come out on the water faster than you could ever dream of. Take your time and do not be stressed. Below I have compiled some frequently asked questions about kiteboarding.
What does it cost to buy kite surfing equipment?
A complete equipment in amazon.com, to begin with, will cost about $ 1000-1500 . Then monitor the cables, boom and board in one package. It is important to choose the right equipment so that you do not buy the unnecessary advanced stuff from the start. Of course you can trade up later. Ask at surf shops they often have complete starter kit for a good price. You’ll also need a harness. Choose a beautiful that tightens at certain sensitive locations when the kite pulls up, a wetsuit that works in spring and autumn. Life jackets and helmets are a must when learning tricks. The best advice is still to take a course!
Is it easy to learn?
Yes and no. With the right introduction to the sport through a school or an experienced instructor and with the right equipment, it is very likely that you will have difficulties on day 2 or 3, depending on your skills. Many believe that it is easier to learn kite surfing than windsurfing.
What does it cost to take a course?
Authorized schools arrange short courses and longer versions. The average cost a weekend of 2 days between 1500-3000 dollars. It depends on whether the accommodation and meals are included and so on.
Where can I find a good school?
Maybe there’s a school near you. We have compiled the schools we are familiar under the title “Kite Schools” in the right column. Another option is to go abroad and join the course there, but it might be nice to get to know recommendations from experienced people. Best if you go together, because it is nice to go to a school from their progenies.
What is a course for?
Usually you start with a simple theory sessions. It is important to understand how the wind and kite interact. We’re talking about safety and behavior. Then you go through how to kite rigs, ropes and misses. Then we have to learn to fly the kite on the beach in large eights to know was drawn there, and when the kite is in the “neutral”. Usually one starts with small training kites (2-4 m2) to feel before you go over to a traditional kite. You do not have a chance to control the kite with strength, but it is technology related. Then you go into the water and train in the body drag in the water after the dragon. When you learned to control the kite, it’s time to take up the board. That’s when the real fun begins.
What kite should I buy?
It relates to how you want to surf, but a recommendation is that you do not buy too small and advanced kite. It is easier and more fun to learn when the wind is less, the sun is shining and without too much waves. Go for a kite in size 12-16 square meters and you can surf in winds between 60-10 meters per second.
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