Chrisk7 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:18 am
Oh I do plan on taking lessons for sure.
Learning to snowkite on a board or skis, if you have kiting experience is fairly straightforward. I've taught buggy riders with no skiing experience how to ride skis with the kite in about 2hrs. But they had top-notch flying skill.
Learning to pilot a kite, if you have good ski or board skills, also fairly straightforward and the most common student I have.
Learning to fly the kite while learning to manage what is on your feet, nearly impossible at best and flat out dangerous at worst.
As recommended above. Lessons. Ski/Board lessons are generally more readily available so I would start there. Without having the basic edging principles down you won't be able to combine the kite with the board. Kites won't fly without line tension and you can't have line tension without being able to hold a solid edge against the kite's pull. With my first time students, even if they are primarily snowboarders, I recommend the rent skis and boots and start there. As stated, having the ability to move around makes learning a lot easier at first.
In case there was anything missed in the earlier comments, this may be more helpful. We go into a bit more technical detail...