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Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:38 pm

I seem to have hit a brick wall with regards my progression, I ride with a group of guys that are still at the early stages ie board starts, upwind riding, first jumps, where as I want to learn kiteloops front rolls, Arial transitions, raileys. So I am looking for someone to show me the way, ether 1 to 1 or in a group. if anyone can recommend a school or instructor that you have used or someone you know has I would be very grateful.

I'm based in the north west but with the right recommendation I will travel

Thanks in advance
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Not sure who's teaching around these parts right now
I think Hannah whitley and Ali Barret were doing some but Ali has gone to Aus' and not sure how long Hannah is around before she heads off for winter training somewhere warm

Scotty was teaching at AInsdale but not sure if he's still at it and Gary from NW kitesurfing at Barrow

Have you considered a coaching holiday with someone like Jo Wilson or Lewis Crathern? A great way to progress and you get to ride great places and it's warm!

aside from that, maybe someone else can help
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:57 pm

Yeah - get yourself booked on a clinic.
I did a Christian and karine clinic and whilst it was expensive, was worth every penny, and you'll learn more in one week than a year sailing at home with yer mates, and come back transformed, with enough to think about to keep learning from it for another 2 years.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:12 am

I took a guy the other day for a 1:1 , he had been kiting for about 5 years and was still sending his kite way back over his head on jumps and landing unpowered butt first in the water.
By the end of the 2 hr lesson he had learnt to:
1) pop off the water and send his kite , which made a huge improvement in his jumps
2) unhook and veer off downwind to hook back in his kite
3) let go of his unhooked kite and recover the chickenloop via his leach and rehook while riding and static
4) begin to do gayleys
5) downloop his kite to perform heel to toe and toe to heel downwind carves ..( the beginning of the progression into kiteloops )
Needless to say he was stoked .. there is so much the intermediate kiter can learn , and its such a shame that as a sport we loose so many of these guys and girls because they feel they cannot progress.
Its great to see that we are now getting alot more advanced intermediates tru the school who wish to progress , and this shows a growth in the sport away from its roots toward the larger market
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:58 pm

I am 100% where you are talking about.. I have got so far but now need some help..

Lucky for me I have Dom at the beach I sorted him out his first car so he owes me lessons ( part of the deal ) I have had abit of info from him just free riding and already I am jumping higher and also landing more.

So at some point we will hook up for 1:1

where is a good place to see demo's of the tricks so I know which ones I want to do..
sounds newbie silly I have no idea on names and I don't want to do all of them I only want to do a few to improve my riding.

one is the lift and 360 spin of some sort either forward or back

Long floaty jumps

and the one I see alot of people do be pulled up by the kite at an angle and you bring your legs backward so the board is behind you and then land.. the board just in time.

that's about all i want to learn I am totaly not bothered about unhooked tricks.. keeping it simple and keeping it interesting...... as a rider.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:15 pm

The progression videos are a great place to start, and great stocking fillers :)
There's loads of stuff online, but this brings it all together in one handy place.

Otherwise, if you prefer books, this one is incredibly comprehensive:

But you can't beat a 1on1, but the above will set you off in the right direction :)
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:55 pm

I can highly recommend Jo Wilson, she is based in the NW." onclick=";return false;
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:13 pm

This is what you want............. CLICKY!!!
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Try Lewis out if you can. We had a very productive day with him.......
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks for all the responses, and I think I will defo be looking to do a clinic abroad next year, as I feel like I have come to a full stop, in the mean time I have received a pm from Jo Wilson and she has offered to give me a 3hr 1 to 1 session next week as she is out of the country currently, so I am super looking forward to that.
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