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Kite Surfing Newbie deal €55 for 3 hours...

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  • 02-12-2013 5:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭


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    Can anyone vouch for these guys, is it good deal for €55?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22 kmanson


    Elements are a reputable School based in Galway/Belmullet.

    Snap their hand off, that's a great deal!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    sort of pointless course though. you won't get anywhere in 3 hours and won't have much fun.
    people balk at the cost of the 12 hour package (about €350) but that's what you need to do to get started really...


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 kmanson


    Depends on how you look at it.

    Agreed it is unlikely you will be up and riding after 3hrs, however it's a good intro and enables you to determine if Kiteing is for you before making further investment. If you decide to go on and learn more that 3hrs wouldn't be wasted.

    At the end of the day, suspect Elements are using this as a marketing tool to suck potential students in. Once they try and catch the bug (which lets face it is pretty much everyone) then further courses will be offered.

    Many different sports use this technique eg PADI discover Scuba try dives etc.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Yes I agree with that view and had considered it and yes it's primarily a selling mechanism for the school and that's fine. It's just from reading the description - see below, that it doesn't even mention any body-dragging or getting in the water at all...

    The course includes:
    Introduction to different types of kites
    Set up
    Safety features
    Pre-flight checks
    The wind window
    Basic flying and handling of specific kites
    Duration: 3 hours


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭metroburgers


    glasso wrote: »
    Yes I agree with that view and had considered it and yes it's primarily a selling mechanism for the school and that's fine. It's just from reading the description - see below, that it doesn't even mention any body-dragging or getting in the water at all...

    The course includes:
    Introduction to different types of kites
    Set up
    Safety features
    Pre-flight checks
    The wind window
    Basic flying and handling of specific kites
    Duration: 3 hours

    I'm still luke warm on whether its worth it....It does say "This half-day Kitesurfing course (3 hours), will see you use a variety of different kites on land and in water to give you an amazing experience, and a good idea of whether Kitesurfing is the sport for you"


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I'm still luke warm on whether its worth it....It does say "This half-day Kitesurfing course (3 hours), will see you use a variety of different kites on land and in water to give you an amazing experience, and a good idea of whether Kitesurfing is the sport for you"

    maybe you do a bit of body-dragging then (using the kite in the water without a board).

    so as other poster said this course will give you a taste of it but you'll have to do the full course if you want to get into the sport and even after that course there is a still a way to learn it properly.

    But I fully encourage you to get into the sport - it's life-changing in a great way!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 whitenoise


    I can vouch for the guys in Elements, they are a very reputable outfit and are above board about all their work.
    When I was the IKSA rep for the west, these guys approached me about setting up shop in Galway and I was very impressed by their responsible attitude and professionalism

    Fionn


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