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By The Prorider Team
WHAT IS LAND-KITING?
This is the dry version of kite-boarding. It suggests moving on a mountain-board, buggy or roller with a kite, using wind traction. It is a sport in continuous progress, developing new technologies every year, designed to ensure the safety and performance of the rider. It can be safely practiced on any terrain that allows it. Attention! There should not be any obstacles in the area (like buildings, high voltage wires, trees, etc.). Practically, thanks to the kite you will use the wind to ride on fields and hills (in free-ride) or to do all sorts of tricks and stunts (in free-style).
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF A COURSE?
The full land-kiting course lasts for an average of 2-3 days, aiming to accumulate 9 hours of practice. The exact duration, however, depends on the weather conditions, especially the wind forecast. It can happen that course days are postponed in the absence of favorable conditions and, therefore, not to be consecutive.
WHERE IS THE COURSE HAPPENING?
Everywhere the wind blows, whether it is a land around Bucharest, usually Sirna – Tariceni Aerodrome, or the Dobrogea hills, one of the windiest areas in the country.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?
The course is divided into several modules:
Start-up – Get familiar with the equipment and find out how to use it, get familiar with common terms and language through sport-specific signs, learn to control a high-powered foil kite (trainer);
Kite Control – Learn to launch a kite and land it with an assistant, learn how to control a kite with depower, use safety systems, learn how to re-launch a kite, learn the rules of priority;
Land-kiting – already having full control of the kite and not being a danger to those around you, learn how to move yourself on the left-right plate as well as downwind or upwind and how to get a more correct position.
WHAT DOES THE PRORIDER-SCHOOL PROVIDES?
Throughout the course we provide complete equipment, related explanations, including photo-video analyzes of your steps. At the end of the course you will be certified according to IKO standards.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE A COURSE?
Land-kiting is a sport dedicated to all people, regardless of age, who do not require preliminary knowledge. All you need to do is to be determined and ready to acquire new skills.
HOW DO I COME TO CLASS?
You should be dressed properly for the season (have hood or cap), equipped with a bottle of drinking water, sunglasses and sun cream. All the rest we provide.
WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW AFTER THE COURSE?
You will know how to safely move downwind and upwind with kite on snowboard, skis or skates, according to your preferences. You will know how to appreciate the wind and choose the right equipment properly.