Stopnje učenja

Stopnje učenja

Stopnje učenja po programu IKO

Tečaj kajtanja (kiteboardinga) izvajamo po mednarodno priznani šoli IKO, ki je razdeljen na tri stopnje, le te pa so razčlenjene še na podstopnje. Vsak tečajnik je na koncu tečaju ocenjen glede na dosežen nivo znanja in prejme "IKO card", kjer je zapisan dosežen nivo osvojenega znanja.

Tečaj se ne opravlja po stopnjah, ampak traja določeno število ur. Dosežena stopnja je odvisna od dejansko doseženega znanja in se lahko nadaljuje v katerikoli na svetu priznani IKO šoli oz. inštruktorju.

Potek učenja po korakih:
2 & 4 lines training
A Equipment carrying & setup (inflate bladders, untangle bridles, and connect leading and flying lines).
Determine wind direction.
Know how the safety systems work (let go of the bar for 2 lines). The kiteboarder knows that the kite leash must always be connected before launching and until after landing.
Piloting at the top of the window with short & long lines underpowered.
Rigging four-line kite.
Piloting a kite from right to left on the edge of the window.
Piloting unhooked
Incident simulation 1.
Using of the safety systems (dropping bar).

Launching & landing at the edge of the window with an assistant.
Piloting in the power zone under powered
Untwisting the lines by twirling the control bar without releasing it (the kiteboarder turns upon himself, bar in his hands above his head)

Independent in conducting a thorough pre- flight check
Know the wind window key words (top, edge or neutral zone, clock wise 9, 12, 3 o'clock, power area)

Landing the kite alone and walking to the kite
Body dragging without a harness
Piloting in the power zone
Untwisting lines by rotating the body in the water.
Piloting with a harness.

Use of quick release on harness line or across the leader lines to stop the kite power in case of emergency
Managing to reduce the power using the power loop.
Kiteboarder knows how the power loop release system works and when to use it.
Piloting with one hand
On-shore self launch
Relaunching the kite from the water
Winding the lines in the water, and come back to the shore using the kite to be dragged
Awareness of the wind effects and their dangers (cliffs, mountains, hills, dikes, trees…).

Kiteboarder stopnja 1 - Setting-up - Piloting - Safety - Managing of the practice area - Spot analysis

Incident simulation 2. Using the quick release (piloting while body is faced backwards.
Incident simulation
Using of the power loop release system.

4 line kite big size relaunch
Body dragging using body positioning and piloting of the kite to move in wanted direction (once to the left, then to the right)
Awareness of positioning in space (starting point, arrival point)
Piloting one hand while body dragging & piloting in waiting position legs down to the wind.

Board recovering and positioning of the feet into foot straps
Generating steady pull in starting position on the board.

Water start
Tying the board leash alone
First ride.

Kiteboarder stopnja 2 - Water start - Managing the kite's power - Edging.

Priority rule 1: Two riders going in front of each other, the rider starboard has the priority he pilots his kite up. Port rider (kite on his left side) goes down to the other rider and drops his kite.
Priority rule 2: Incoming kiter gives way to outgoing kiter
Flying the kite to generate steady pull once standing on the board.
Navigation with power.

Change of direction up and down to the wind (edging up and down).
Speed control, sheeting in or out
Power trim adjustment.
Holding an edge with the board.
Choosing the right kite size.
Methods of flying to de-power the kite (theoretical course about edge control).

Up wind riding (edging up while moving the kite down to slow down, edging down and moving kite up to increase the speed)
Knowledge about where to focus to keep the right course…
Up wind body dragging to recover board without leash

Riding a twin-tip or a wake board
Switch of direction or Jibe with a directional board

First jump (piloting the kite from one side to 12 o'clock).

Kiteboarder stopnja 3 - Riding powered - Going Up-wind -Switch of Direction - First Jump