Nowadays it is easy and accessible to gain knowledge with just a few clicks and quick browsing, yet from theory to practice is quite the long run. We generally believe we can go from zero to hero just by watching videos and that we don’t need professional expertise. The general belief that we are smarter, better and faster than others and if someone else can do it then we can do it, is more common that we would like to think. Having a positive self-success-prophecy is important though it must be done rationally and logically.
If you have been kiteboarding long enough you have seen or heard about someone who see’s kitesurfing for the first time and believe it is an awesome sport that is easy to learn; they comment something along the lines of: “Give me the gear and I will be riding by nightfall.”. To some this might be funny and also sound crazy; which it is.
Since kiteboarding incepted, we have vocalized the importance of taking lessons from a trained Instructor. The pros of learning with a professional outweigh the cons 100 to 1. There is absolutely no point in winging the learning process of kiteboarding. It is not only super dangerous for the individual trying to learn alone, it is also dangerous to those people around them. This is just the short term down-sides, long term, the individual will most likely be frustrated, lengthen the learning process 100 fold and if they even managed to pull it off, they would be a safety hazard on and off the water.
No matter if it is yoga, kiteboarding, skydiving, cricket and or playing a guitar; watching videos is not enough. It is always recommended to get a professional coach, instructor or trainer to help guide and teach you.
-The short term savings will cost you more in the long run.