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The 3-day course is held by IKO and VDWS certified instructors and is divided into six parts. The three theory lessons last about six hours and include multimedia, navigation simulators and videos that show the exercises to be later practised in water. During the second theory lesson videos filmed during the first practical are watched and analyzed. The first practical lesson is individual and takes place with the student and instructor together in water in order to optimize learning times and guarantee maximum safety. The second and the third individual practical lesson makes use of radio helmets.
In collaboration with Naish and Prolimit, KTS40 supplies all the equipment free of charge for the whole duration of the course.
During the months when the water is colder, the school also provides drysuits, footwear and neoprene gloves.

Program first day

Morning theory: 2 hrs

  1. The wind in absolute terms: the direction, intensity, and quality.
  2. How do you measure the intensity of the wind and choose the right kite.
  3. The window of the wind: the airspace where the kite flies.
  4. The 5 emergency systems.
  5. Instructional video: The “Body Drag” and the preparatory exercise to the “Water Star”.

Afternoon practice: 1 hrs

  1. Place the kite at the zenith and assume the correct posture in the water.
  2. Place the kite at 45 degrees to the water, assume the correct posture in the water and take the first sections of navigation without the board downwind (with the wind).
  3. Change of slack downwind.
  4. Piloting the kite so that drawings of the “8” will be found in a gradual manner of the real pulling power of a kite.
  5. Once the kite is by 45 ° towards the water surface, assume the correct posture of the body to be able to travel stretches of upwind navigation (against the wind).
  6. Change of upwind direction.
  7. Relaunch the kite from the water
Program second day

Morning theory: 2 hrs

  1. Put your feet in the straps.
  2. Proper body posture in the water once on the board.
  3. Technical piloting of the kite for the “Water Start”.
  4. Tests starting with simulator on the ground.

Afternoon Practice: 1 hrs

  1. Simulate kite movement in order to exit the water to the left and to the right of the wind window.
  2. Putting your feet into the foot straps.
  3. Balancing exercises your feet on the board.
  4. Adopting the correct posture for navigation with your feet on the board.
Program third day

Morning theory: 2 hrs

  1. Analysis and discussion of the previous lesson using the simulator.
  2. The wind direction in relation to the spot (off / side / on shore).
  3. What determines the quality of the wind: the weather and the factors that contribute to the turmoil.
  4. Spot analysis.

Afternoon Practice: 1 hrs

5.Keeping the right posture, piloting the kite so as to lift yourself out of the water.
6.First metres of navigation (10m) in both directions.

 

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