he's another flawed concept you embrace.
....could be another one if they taught the proper course material and could get their students to actually ride upwind.
The only relationship involved in acquiring "a feel for edging the board against the pull of the kite" to go upwind
is having the student
spend time actually riding the board while flying the kite.
And you agree, a deep water program is essential if you'd like to focus on riding while flying
without the added hazard / worry / concern / liability / fear of fucking it up in the swim zone.
so unless you're saying no one as ever ridden upwind without the proper course material like wind theory or some such crap???
Wait, you're making any sense at all....
Sorry I just don't get it.
What are you asking me that I haven't already explained, or answered for you?
We learn by doing, venue is the most essential part of the leaning curve..period !!!!
end of story, you cannot sell safety if you are not smart enough, or honest enough to provide it.
The beach is no place to be experimenting with any kind of theory.