Part 1: Introduction to Kite Control
At uKite.pro, our students begin lessons on land with a 3-line foil kite at one of New York’s beaches (Plumb beach, Seagate or Crossbay blvd) – the safest kite to learn basic control on land. You’ll learn to correctly setup the kiteboarding kite and will practice flying in and out of the powerzone, launching and landing, and more. Further kite control mastery will be applied in Part 2. Time 2 hours
Part 2: Controlled Body Dragging
With the skills learned in the intro, you’re ready to maneuver the kite and body drag in the water. You’ll practice body dragging upwind, body dragging with a board as a hand extension, relaunching the kite from the water, and self-rescue/self-landing skills. This is the phase where students develop the necessary skills to become independent with the kite. A proficiency at this part will lead you to a faster learner with a board. Time 2 hours.
Part 3: Kiteboarding Water Start
After completing Part 1 & 2 or demonstrating your current skill level, you’ll launch your kite and hit the water with board in tow. Your beach practice water starts will help you visualize what to do in the water and then actually start and ride. Expert feedback from uKite.pro instructors allows students to maximize their time on the water in this intensive course. To become proficient as a Beginner Kiteboarder you might require more than a 1-day lesson. It takes time to master all the aspects of the course and getting up on a kiteboard could take 2-3 days of lessons. Time 6 hours.
Part 4: Kiteboarding Upwind
Take advantage of Plumb Beach is consistent side on winds and uKite.pro instructors’ expertise to get you riding upwind. With the correct gear selection(bigger board size) for your level and the conditions, and with feedback from our instructors, you will maximize your time on the water. Time 2 hours.
Part 5: Kiteboarding Transitions
Change direction without stop means that you move from beginner to intermediate level! Your instructor will kite with you and coach you on the water. Time 2 hours.
Part 6: Kiteboarding Jumps
The reason why many people start the sport is jumps. Being able to do small jumps by sending your kite to 12 o’clock is your first step in conquering the air. Example on the right is jump in practice.
Part 7: Kiteboarding Freestyle
Whether it’s kite loops, back rolls, front rolls, switched landings, grabs, or handle-passes, uKite.pro instructors provide expert coaching! Advanced riders can also demo kites and apply 100% of the cost towards the purchase of a full price, current model-year kite. Time Unlimited.