KingKoopa wrote:I've always wanted to do kitesurfing but lessons are way too expensive. Minimum 250 dollars for 2 hours. That's just basic lesson. Then if you want to know more that's another 250 dollars. I want to know how is it even possible to start this sport? There's no way I can speed that much money on such a small lesson. I would be willing to pay that ammount of money for a 4 day lesson but just 2 hours is asking for too much.
kiteboarding is expensive no way around it.
skateboarding is a lot cheaper. snowboarding if you find a place with a cheap one day pass. wakeboarding if you only want to try it out and find someone who has a boat. climbing you can get into pretty cheap if you only climb indoors.
so yeah, you probably want to get around $2,000 to get started.
there's more expensive sports for sure. anything involving owning a boat can bankrupt you pretty quick. car racing that gets very pricy.
Running is dirt cheap just buy some shoes.
kiteboarding might not be the sport for you if you can't come up with the startup cost.
and i'm not sure if you know this but the costs keep on coming. once you have your lessons, and all your gear dont expect a kite to last more than 2 years if you ride it every week. Then there's the costs for kiteboarding trips, gasoline money driving to and from the launch fees for all the parks, parking fees, a new wetsuit every two years.
The steepest cost tho is the startup cost. it's a pretty big barrier and why the sport isn't more popular.