Last week I have completed my first group of lessons at the Iko course. The level are tree: Discovery, Intermediate, Independent.
When you take the first lessons about the Discovery level, you don’t need a kite because your teacher will give you everything. But when you start the intermediate level, you start with kiting; and in my opinion, because every kite is completely different, i have decided to buy my personal kite, board, and various instruments.
My 5th line kite.
This is a new entry in kite-boarding, actually you can find only kites with 4 lines, but I have bought a brand new North kite 5 lines, the Rebel 08.
If you want to know all the differences from a classic 4 lines kite and my brand new Rebel 08 5th line, you can watch this interesting video: http://www.northkites.com/public/content/e139/e161/e271/e5165/content/index_ger.html?image_actual=1.
The bar is awesome:
As you can see it’s a 5 line bar with a lot of future like Iron-Heart, a chicken-loop more resistant and easy to use. Read here all the instructions.
My safety equipment.
I didn’t buy only the kite with the bar, but also
This is very important, because here you attach your kite!!!
Then I take also a impact vest, very useful if you have to swim a lot and also if you have to fall down from a bug height …
Finally, the helmet:
The board actually is a second hand given by an Italian friend of mine relocated in London.