DISCOVERY – KITEBOARDER LEVEL 1 ON LAND (2-4 HOURS)
Level 1A – Site Selection
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting, know hazards on a spot, set up a trainer kite, snow 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 and 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 and show full control of de-power systems in flight.
Level 1E – Self Landing
Self land, recover the bar and kite.
INTERMEDIATE – KITEBOARDER LEVEL 2 IN THE WATER (6-8 HOURS)
Level 2F – Downwind Drag
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite, water re-launch the kite, body drag downwind, maintain correct kite position in the wind window, change direction to the left and right while body dragging, self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water.
Level 2G – Upwind Drag
Upwind body drag to recover board, upwind body drag holding the board with one hand, enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging.
Level 2H – Steady Pull
Know the power stroke for a water start, know the safety rules and theory for water start, can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start.
Level 2I – Waterstart
Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance, come to a controlled stop, understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects, determine the wind strength, direction and quality, know the right of way rules, know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions.
INDEPENDENT – KITEBOARDER LEVEL 3
Level 3J – Edging
Control the riding speed by edging and consistent riding in both directions.
Level 3K – Upwind Riding
Consistent riding in all directions including upwind, ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules.
Level 3L – Turns
Change of direction without stopping and make a toe side turn.
Level 3M – Self Launch
Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area and self launch.
Level 3N – Basic Jump
Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping an land a basic jump.