That was no attack, it is just my opinion.
As usual you do not answer questions put to you, fine, blather on then.
Insurance is a product, it only has value if the PURCHASER decides so, by purchasing it.
Simple logic, perhpas beyond the ability of some simple minds?
Land owners or custodians insist that people using public lands to run commercial operations, indemnify the land owner or custodian for giving permission to operate the commercial venture. Insurance is the product that land owners insist instructors have, IKO have been able to secure that and onsell it.
It is simple logic that if IKO do not assist in providing insurance, so that instructors can operate then the future of IKO and the sport would be in jeopardy.
It is head in the sand nonsense to suggest that instruction not be standardised worldwide.
It is impractical foolish advice to promote the idea that deep water training would be tolerated by any land owner or authority governing the use of waterways, unless the operator has adequate insurance. One must cross land to get to water wouldn't one, hmmmm?????
It is also impractical, and unrealistic to suggest that kiteboarding can only be learned by putting a complete novice in harms way, by putting the kiting novice in deep water, with a powered up full size kiteboarding kite on full length lines. Attempting to control the ensuing carnage and mayhem by yelling at the novice from the safety and comfort of a boat. (this boat should be stocked with booze, weed to smoke, and mates to laugh at the "mark", according to you Fokiten)
That advice is completely stupid impractical nonsense.
Many thousands of people have learned to kite using IKO based teaching methods, this is proof alone that the methods are valid, practical, repeatable, and useful.
This deep water only, with no knowledge of how to fly a kite method is total BS, come back when you have a REAL idea.
Post an alternative REAL WORLD solution, until then you are just part of the problem.
The insurance has a value, you pay a premium for it.
The insurance is what is recoginzed by the public (land-use) authoities,
not the level 1,2,3,4,5,6 cards.
Attack me as is your want....
The facts remain...