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by taabsr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Common Instructor Mistakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Common Instructor Mistakes

gator1 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:06 am


Where to report it?
https://www.ikointl.com/quality-assurance

use this link
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

How about when there is a decent shore break and someone is standing on the beach with their kite in the air talking for 3 minutes and suddenly decides to head out while someone else is riding the ‘wave’? If you are going to stand on the beach with your thumb up you arse and your dick in your other...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

One thing I find difficult to deal with is that there are kite specific rules which other spor users like windsurfers or sailors may not know about. The more specific rules are the more difficult it becomes. I for one did not know that a kiter has the right of way when entering the water until I st...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

It’s a rule I disagree with very much as well. A vessel on water has more freedom and is safer than vessel by the shore. But boats float. An airplane on the ground is way safer and has more freedom (specifically freedom to stay in place safely) than an airplane in the skies. On the other hand if gu...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

i give another good example in kiting that is unique to kiting cross onshore or onshore conditions. riders are trying their very best to get upwind to do a trick/waveride Along comes mr kook "i read kiteboarding is sailing, I know the rules of kiting , Starboard!!" (the trick/wave/session cycle is ...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

One thing I find difficult to deal with is that there are kite specific rules which other spor users like windsurfers or sailors may not know about. The more specific rules are the more difficult it becomes. I for one did not know that a kiter has the right of way when entering the water until I st...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

I really think it is better to just stick to the proven sailing rules. All your personal additions to those rules simply do not work and in a pinch, they might actually lead to collisions. All of these are sailing rules. Beginner having priority over experienced kiter - how do you know who is a beg...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Common Instructor Mistakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Common Instructor Mistakes

I found the IKO Instructor course to be very thorough. The class, field activities and more importantly the manuals cover all crucial information. It's up to the new instructor to then take the responsibility seriously. It's then how you deliver that content to a student and then more importantly h...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Common Instructor Mistakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Common Instructor Mistakes

Thanks for the insight, but there must be a problem somewhere. Checked out some of the IKO instructors in my area, some of which can barely kite and others which are known to have frequent problems/accidents with students. They are all rated 5 stars ... Not saying it's perfect but for them to have ...
by taabsr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

What windsurfers can just drop in on kitesurfers lol wtf! I get out my little red flag and waterproof sailing rules book as i use my priority rights to enter the water, always goes down well with the friendly locals. Here is another awesome example of how kiteboarding isnt sailing and how you canno...

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