Level 1: Safety first & Control

Skill Level A
1: Know safe wind directions and conditions
2: Know hazards at our spot
3: Set un a trainer kite
4: Know how to use the safety systems
5: How to carry and handle the kite properly

Skill Level B
1: Have basic flying skills with the trainer kite
2: Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
3: Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
4: Walk and change directions while flying the kite
5: Know the wind window

Skill Level C
1: Set-up and 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system.
2: Pull quick release and active kite-leash
3: Understand and use the international communication signals
4: Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant

Skill Level D
1: Control the kite hooked into the harness
2: Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems (with 2 and 1 hand)
3: Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
4: Show full control of the de-power kite
5: Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Skill Level E
1: Self-land
2: Recover the bar and kite



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Level 2: In-Water Action

Skill Level F
1: Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
2: Water re-launch the kite
3: Body drag downwind
4: Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
5: Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
6: Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Skill Level G
1: Upwind body drag to recover board
2: Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
3: Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Skill Level H
1: Know the power stroke for a water start
2: Know the saftey rules and theory for water start
3: Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Skill Level I
1: Water start in both directions and ride a short distance
2: Come to a controlled stop
3: Understand weather forecast, tidal and wind effects
4: Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
5: Know the right of way rules
6: Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Level 3: Tricks!

Skill Level J
1: Control the riding speed by edging
3: Toe side edging

Skill Level K
1: Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
2: Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect the right of way rules

Skill Level L
1: Change direction without stopping
2: Make a toe side turn

Skill Level M
1: Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
2: Self launch

Skill Level N
1: Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping
2: Land a basic jump




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