Course duration - 2 hours Cost – £49
Power kiting or traction kiting is a great introduction into the world of all the other kite sports as well as being great fun in itself!
Learning to fly the kite is a very satisfying process and extremely thrilling, you will soon be hooked and wanting to be pulled across the beach by a bigger, more powerful kite. Not only that, but it's also a great work out while having fun!
This powerkite course takes you right from the beginning with a short theory session about the wind and weather, equipment, safety and the wind window; all in the comfort of our centre’s classroom.
After that, the fun part begins and we can start to use the power kites!
The Fun - Get the kites into the air and go powerkiting!
Iinitially covering the set up procedure and safety system release - this releases all the kites power when you let go of the bar, then moving onto the launching, landing and relaunching, bar control and steering the kite within the ‘wind window’
Then onto flying the small trainer kite away from the ‘powerzone’ you will learn to control the kite and move it around confidently. As you build up your flying skills we can start to introduce the power and pull and really start to have fun! As progression occurs we shall then give you the option to use larger power kites to further increase the pull and the thrill.
During the powerkite lessons you will be using small powerkites which are also known as foil, ram air or traction kite. We have a huge range of sizes from 0.6m to 4.5m allowing us to teach you in nearly any wind condition and always have the correct size for the wind strength - keeping you safe. Our size range gives you the opportunity to use larger, more powerful kites as you progress. The kites we use are forgiving making your learning curve quicker and more fun!
All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the powerkite lessons
Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold
A gift voucher will be sent out after the purchase which can be used to book onto any of our courses, either online or by phone / email