FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the sport called?

It really depends on who you ask.
Ask someone who's kiting in the water and they'll probably call it Kitesurfing. Maybe kiteboarding!
Ask someone who's doing on the snow and they'll call it snow kiting. Maybe kiteboarding?


Ask the crazy guy kiting in a field on a skateboard with footstraps. He'll probably call it landboarding.
By now, you're seeing a pattern. What sport could you bring?

IS IT HARD TO LEARN?

No!  However,  lessons are a must!  Getting schooled on your own is NOT cool. Ask any kiter.These kites  develoop tremendous power and are capable of serious injury or death. Not only the pilot is at risk but a bystander could also be injured or killed if the pilot did not follow proper safety procedures.   INstructional videos will an excellent learning aid, they are NO substitute for a hands on lesson from a qualified iinstructor.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

A series of lessons will cost you about $500. There are three different classes. For a fasttrack learning, one should consider a week long clinic. Buy a trainer kite.
Practice flying that for a week or so, then take the skills lesson! You'll get so much more out of the second lesson with better kite flying skills.

A complete setup of new gear, after your lessons will cost about $1500.      kites are NOT FOR RENT.......  


AREN'T YOU AFRAID THE WIND WILL PICK YOU UP?

After the kiter gains more experience,  NO!  Quite the contrary!
jumping is always one of the new skills that everybody wants to learn.
What a thrill to be yanked off the water by the kite. Many kiters have reached over 20 ft. When this skill is performed correctly, the landing is nice and soft. when it's not performed correctly. the landing is not soft!!

WHERE DO YOU GIVE LESSONS

Most of the lessons are given along the Beautiful Ct. coastline.
We do our best to choose sandy public beaches. most are just a short drive away. Long Island Sound offers clean,  warm, flat and shallow water. Most wiithout the difficult shorebreak encountered at most NY beaches.

THOUGHTS ON USED EQUIPMENT  
Previously owned equipment is a superb way to save money.
There are many sites on the intenet where you can shop and save Bucks.
It's usually not recomended that you purchase anything until you have had at least the INTRODUCTION TO KITING class. Too many choices!    

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN
Flying the kite is pretty basic.  Other than kite skills, much of what you learn is making good decisions regarding equipment,kiting sites,safety and more safety.
Individuals are taught progressive skills. some will learn more quicky than others.
At the conclusion of the WATER CLASS, the student should be capable of many of the techniques necessary to enjoy  kiting. Now it's  just lots of airtime to get better!