Bille, I never snowboarded in my life till was 40.
Picked it up instanly. Guess how? From riding a TT. On 4th day was on the black slope -slow but managed. Did not die.
I hope we understand what black slope is on 3600m above sea with 500-1000m drop!
All surfers can pickup snow board riding in an instant after they switch legs - pushing front leg.
Hordes of Aussies who never seen the snow before go to Japan and Canada, not to mention NZ. Many try kite on snow too. Many try PG as well. It would be in TV news that someone died. We are very small contry, everthing end up in the news. Trust me on that. Every single Aussie who died overseas in an avalache was in the news. One thing, AU has snowboard champions! But we have no snow like the rest!
We are forgeting what kitesurfing is:
- one of the easiest (extreme) sport to pickup
I cant imagine any injuries on low wind. Any.
Use Peak and injuries would be zero.
A child can fly an Peak.
Having said that, Perth gets a lot of wind. But one of main false "propaganda" - and that is from the schools, is that only kite needed is an 9m. Every single newbie buys one, because he was TOLD that by the instructor. That is an utter and completely wrong advice for an newbie.
Not one single school adviced a newbie to learn in light wind, imo. Maybe instructors in the US are top blokes though
And maybe this thread is about the medicare worries, and expense in the US. But it always amases me that parents teach their own kids to drive a car. Are they qualified instructors? That does not bother anyone?
No clue any more what is this all about.