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  • Intro to Kiteboarding

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    An introduction to kiteboarding that teaches both theory as well as offering hands on experience with power kites.  The course is taught solely on land using a 4 line, 3m, sheetable trainer kite . The course last approximately 3 hours.

    The entire class is aimed at having fun and building the fundamentals required for the Level 1 course, which involves getting into the water or onto your skis / snowboards and flying full sized kites.

    This is the material that we typically cover in the Intro Course:

    Level 1A - Site Selection

    • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
    • Know hazards on a spot
    • Set up a trainer kite
    • Know the use of safety systems
    • Carry and handle the kite properly

    Level 1B - Basic Piloting

    • Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
    • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
    • Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
    • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
    • Know the wind window

    Level 1C - Control Systems

    • Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
    • Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
    • In flight check of equipment and settings
    • Pull quick release and activate leash
    • Understand and use the international communication signals
    • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

    Level 1D - Power Control

    • Control the kite hooked into the harness
    • Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
    • Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
    • Show full control of de-power systems in flight

    Level 1E - Self Landing

    • Self land
    • Recover the bar and kite