Training and progress
STEP 1 : discovery
SECURITY : check the direction of the wind
TRAINING with kite “sensation”
Exercises : keep the kite in up right position. Move the board of the window from right to left. Maintain the kite on the side of the window to learn how to land and start. Make movements “in eight” from the up right position and lowering the kite progressively towards the power zone. Make slow and rapid “eights”.
STEP 2 : handling of the kite
SECURITY : (explanation of power / depower), explanation of releasing the kite.
TRAINING with kite (exercises executed in the water): keep the up right position. Move the board of the window from right to left.
Maintain the kite on the side of the window to learn how to land and start. Learn how to catch the kite when there are two trainees. Make movements “in eight” from the up right position. Pu
t down the kite into the water in all positions and learn how to get it started from right or left. Learn how to move with the kite on board of the window to get back to the point of departure. Learn how to keep the kite in up right position to liberate the hands.
STEP 3 towed swimming
SECURITY : control lifting off and landing the kite (Exercises executed in the water).
TRAINING : get towed in the water. Educational of the lifting off. Move from left to right flying the kite from high to low. Move from left to right keeping the kite in the window.
STEP 4 start with kite board
SECURITY : Démêler les lignes lorsque l’aile a fait un tour.
TRAINING : Feel the position on the ground by tracting the kite with a cord and a bar. Starting in the water with board and kite. Move from right to left flying the kite from high to low. Move from right to left keeping the kite in the window.
STEP 5 navigations
SECURITY: learn how to catch the kite in case of problem without releasing the kite. Learn how to adjust the power of the kite with the depower on the front lines and knots on the back lines. Rules of navigation.
TRAINING : Get the power. Stabilize the kite in the window. Keep the course. Turn into the wind. Changing of directions.
STEP 6 perfectionning
SECURITY : Lost the board (turn into the wind without board). Learn how to lift off autonomously and put down the kite autonomously (in “octopus” position) Learn how to reach the shore in case of broken line.
TRAINING : Turn back side. Jibe. Jump.