-Zimbo-wow i really appreciate it! do u think buying a trainer is worth it? can i master the kite movement on a trainer?
Trainer is for sure worth it. You can get one for like 100 bucks and it's super helpful for learning the behavior and power zones of the kite. In any beginner lesson you'll fly the trainer until the instructor feels you have a solid enough understanding to safely move on to a 4 line kite, so if you get one and practice you can accelerate that step and progress through the lesson much faster to get the most bang for your buck.
The more preparation you can do in advance the better, so I would highly recommend wakeboarding and trainer kite work as well as watching a bunch of youtube videos on how the kite performs and also how to do waterstarts. If I get a student that has done prior board sports and is comfortable flying the trainer they're usually up and riding by the end of the lesson and therefore don't necessarily have to pay for additional lessons. But everyone has a different learning curve, the most important thing is that you learn safely from somebody who knows what they're doing. Most of the accidents I see are from inexperienced people trying to teach their friends
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