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Discovery

 

SEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment 
Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land
Kite setup

Safety systems use
Pre-flight check 
Launch and land as an assistant 

 

First piloting and explore the wind window’s edge 
Let go of the bar
Twist and untwist the lines

 

Fly one-handed
Trim introduction 
Walk while flying the kite 
Launch and land as a pilot 
Wind window theory 

 

Inflight quick release activation
Self-land
Equipment packing

Intermediate 

Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite
Water relaunch

 

Body-drag with 2 hands, kite stable 
Body-drag with power stroke 

 

Body-drag upwind 
Body-drag with the board 
Self-rescue and pack down introduction

 

ROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction
Steady-pull
Waterstart 
Controlled stop 

 

Independent

 

Control of speed by edging 

 

Ride upwind  

 

Sliding transition 

 

Ride toeside
Jibe 

 

Self-launch
Self-rescue and pack down in deep water 

 

Advanced

 

Basic jump 

 

Power jibe 

 

Jump with grab

Jump transition 

 

Rider recovery

 

Board recovery 

 

International kiteboarding signs  

 

ROW (Right Of Way) rules 

 

Equipment

 

Weather and tides 

 

Aerodynamics

 

Evolution - Freeride 

 

Hop to toeside  

 

Hop from toeside to heelside 

 

Hop to blind 

Ride blind 

 

Jump transition 

 

Jump transition with grab 

 

Jump transition to toeside 

 

Backroll 

 

Backroll transition  

 

Long distance downwinder 

 

Various grabs 

 

Inverted jump 

 

Pop (no kite movement) 

Dark slide  

Downloop (no jump) 

Downloop jibe 

Kiteloop (no jump) 

Evolution–Wave riding 

Wave and current analysis 

 

Pass the shore break 

 

Exit the water with shore break 

 

S-turns  

 

Jibe  

 

Jump on a wave 

 

Bottom turn / off the lip 

 

Ride on waves over 1m (all previous skills) 

 

Floater  

 

Snap back 

 

Tack 

 

Ride on waves over 2m (all previous skills) 

 

Downwinder on waves 

 

Pass the shore break strapless 

 

Exit the water with shore break strapless 

S-turns strapless 

 

Jibe strapless 

 

Bottom turn / off the lip strapless 

 

Ride on waves over 1m (all previous skills) strapless 

 

Floater strapless 

 

Snap back strapless 

 

Tack strapless 

 

Ride on waves over 2m (all previous skills) strapless 

Downwinder on waves strapless 

 

Jump on a wave strapless 

 

Evolution – Freestyle 

 

Frontroll  

 

Frontroll transition 

Pop (no kite movement) 

 

Hooked-in railey  

 

Hooked-in railey-to-toeside 

 

Higher jump  

 

Higher jump with grab  

 

Higher backroll 

 

Higher frontroll  

 

Unhook and hook back in 

 

Unhooked pop  

 

Unhooked railey 

 

Unhooked backroll 

Surface handle pass  

Jump transition with kiteloop 

 

Jump and land with downloop 

 

Jump with kiteloop 

 

Jump with kiteloop and land with downloop 

 

Backroll with kiteloop 

 

Backroll with grab 

 

Hooked-in railey with grab 

 

Unhooked pop with grab 

 

Evolution – Hydrofoil 

 

Terminology 

 

Equipment choice for hydrofoil 

 

SEA assessment for hydrofoil 

 

Set up and trim a hydrofoil board 

 

Carry the hydrofoil board on land with no kite 

 

Enter/exit the water with the board with no kite 

 

Put the board on the feet with no kite 

 

Enter the water with the kite and board 

 

Body-drag with the board 

 

Steady-pull 

 

Waterstart 

 

Riding on the foil 

 

Controlled stops and basic turns 

 

S-turns 

 

Ride toeside 

Jibe 

Tack 

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