So... got my 4th day lessons in water with board with stable winds and today managed to not only stay stable on the board but also to run hight and play with the edges. Funniest thing: I'm better riding switch than regular
. So I'm officially low intermediate kisurfer
(got the VDWS level 4 stamp). As happy as I'm with this fast advancement (allows me to rent material and go by my own without having to hire an instructor), I'm also a bit uhm... worried. Without this orange west marking me as noob and allowing to mess around in the noob area, I'll have to ride at the same spot as ALL the others outside the "protected" area, and there are MANY of them others
And not all of them actually know, what their doing... kite control is key if you have literally hundreds of people in the same spot. Well, together with the promotion came a nice new scar, cos one of these out of control kites crashed and hit me with one of the leashes in the face. Nice... got many scars from sports but managed somehow to get the face out of it till today.
Anyway, very happy, the feeling of trashing over the water is so great! it's rather effortless for the arms compared to windsurfing or wakeboarding. The kite and the harness are doing most of the work. You only got some grams in your fingers. Actually, you can steer the kite with two fingers. Big advantage of being a girl and being light is that you can use smaller kites for the same amount of wind as a heavier guy. And smaller kites are much livelier, react faster. A very woman-friendly sport
to all the girls here: try it! But get proper lessons and learn the basics. Kite control! An out of control kite hitting people is no fun.