Qualification

Member since
10 September, 2015
Qualifications
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Candidate
Basics Principles of Aerodynamics
Boat Handling
296902
Points of Sail Terminology
Wind Window Presentation and Terminology
Induced Wind, Apparent Wind and their Influences on the Wind Window
Bar Adjustments
Equipment
International Kiteboarding Signs
Self Rescue and Pack Down
Instructor Level 2
Head Instructor Exam

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Fresh-Meat22/05/2019Till date

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Teaching Hours 208 630
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Razvan Roman
Reviewed 11 Aug 2022
Great choice for a kiteboarding school I’ve loved every minute of the kitesurfing school experience. I planned on spending 20 days training with the school and safety was my #1 priority, so that ai don’t get injured and miss any day. I’ve felt entirely safe while practicing and a clear progression every day of the course. With such a difficult sport to pick up, it’s important to stay consistent in training, have fun while doing it and feel like you’re getting better every session. Radu and Cristi have deivered on all of this by being patient and adapting their approach to each student’s way of learning. Having had a bad experience with a kiteboarding school in the US before, I can clearly make a comparison — the instructors here care deeply about each student’s progress and they take pride in the teaching process. I can’t wait to be back for lessons as I continue my progress. The equipment provided (headsets that actually work!), attention to each student, teaching process (the learning doesn’t stop on the beach with this crew) and great atmosphere make choosing this school and teachers an easy choice for riders of all levels.
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Mihai Niculoiu
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 08 Aug 2022
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Ioana Acsinia
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 08 Aug 2022
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Laura Cernat
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 08 Aug 2022
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Sorin Dascalu
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 08 Aug 2022
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Catalin Tiseanu
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 23 Jul 2022
Best group of instructors I ever worked with Fresh meat offers the best instruction, at all levels, that I saw so far in my 10 years of kiteboarding. Everyone from beginners to advanced riders progressed significantly day by day without any incidents. I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone looking to progress, at any level :)
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Andrei Ciobanu
Reviewed 23 Jul 2022
Wow He taught me very good upwind position and always managed to keep my line. The tricks were a bonus!
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Ionut Zaharia
Reviewed 23 Jul 2022
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Iancu Arion
Reviewed 23 Jul 2022
Fuerteventura Kite Mission Timp de 10 zile am avut parte de o experienta inedita la kite alaturi de instructori si alti participanti. Pe langa activitatile in afara sportului, am avut si activitati in jurul insulei. Sigur nu o sa fie singura excursie cu Kite Mission
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Horia Mihnea
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 Jun 2022
Excelent sesion It was a good course. Started with safety instructions and continued with clear instructions on how to control the kite. I can't wait for our next session.
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Alexandra Ghirie
Reviewed 14 Jun 2022
The best instructor ever Cristi was a the perfect teacher , he is very patient , kind and has the perfect skills to work with anyone who wants to learn this sport. I truly recommend Cristi
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Alexandru Florin
Reviewed 14 Jun 2022
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Alina Radu
Fagaras, Romania
Reviewed 30 Oct 2021
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Cazacu Iulian
Bucuresti, Romania
Reviewed 25 Oct 2021
Soma bay kite training with Cristi Very good knowledge achieved due to my instructor's teaching techniques. Great wind conditions and fun.
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Laura Mitrea Laura
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 21 Oct 2021
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Bianca Ambrosa
Reviewed 17 Oct 2021
Lovely experience Very clear and logic explanations. The teacher was fully engaged in the course. I would definitely recommend it to someone else.
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Alexandru Krancevik
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 17 Oct 2021
Great course The course was very good! Lots of information and logical explanation for each subject. I appreciate a lot the fact that the trainer is communicating very well. He is patient, able to spot the mistakes, logically explains what is wrong and the steps to correct the mistakes. Another valuable moment was the daily briefing session, after the couse. Those were good oportunitties to recap learned things and realize the progression or what is worth exercising the next day.
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Mihai Niculoiu
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 17 Oct 2021
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Roxana Munteanu
Reviewed 18 Aug 2021
Perfect Good explanations
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Mihai Doaga
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 Aug 2021
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Serban Andrei Constantinescu
Bucharest , Romania
Reviewed 15 Aug 2021
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Mihai Doaga
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 14 Aug 2021
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Cristian Pop Cristian
Zalau, Romania
Reviewed 13 Aug 2021
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Adrian Dutu Adrian
Ploiesti, Romania
Reviewed 13 Aug 2021
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Razvan Boldis Razvan
Timisoara, Romania
Reviewed 13 Aug 2021
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Mihai Baluta
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 12 Aug 2021
Highly recommend Cristi as instructor I totally recommend Cristi, he is a dedicated and patient instructor, he knows how to help you progress, his advices are on point and you’ll have a lot of fun learning Kite sports. He helped me get from water start to riding upwind and doing toeside transitions in just 8 days. I’ll work with him in the future for sure
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Codrin Ciplinschi
Reviewed 12 Aug 2021
ABOVE THE EXPECTATION The kiteboarding courses were organized in an excellent way in terms of the preparation stages of a beginner from the location of the spot, equipment and trainers. Cristian has all the necessary skills for teaching, starting from the theoretical part to the practical part. Patience, ease of information transmission and focused on student's safety are his main strenghts helping me to enjoy the introduction into the world of kiteboarding.
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Raluca Tudoroiu
Bucureşti (Sectorul 1), Romania
Reviewed 11 Aug 2021
Best of the best! I had almost 3 weeks of training with Cristi and he's the best! :) Very kind and patient; gives clear and easy-to-follow instructions; understood my weaknesses and adapted his coaching to fit my style; provided moral support while I was angry on the kite :D Also, Cristi particularly invested time in safety rules, which ultimately made me feel comfortable as future independent kiter. In a nutshell, under Cristi's supervision I went from water start to air transitions(ish) in a matter of days 🥳 ...while having a looot of fun!!
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Alexandru Murguleț
Constanța, Romania
Reviewed 09 Aug 2021
Excelent experience Overall, I had a very good time during the course. Kiteboarding is the most complex and challenging sport I've ever tried so far. With the help and experience of my instructor who broke down into smaller pieces the complexity of this sport, I was able to get to the point where I started to ride a upwind (sometimes), tried a couple of transitions and managed to do long lines on the board. There are still so many things that I have to learn about this sport untul I'll be an independent rider and I'm looking forward to meet the team again in order to get to that point.
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Stefan Stanisor
Constanta, Romania
Reviewed 06 Aug 2021
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Andreea Enescu
Reviewed 06 Aug 2021
Course review A simply great experience! :) Iulica, my coach, was awesome! Thank You!
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Flaviu Panait
Reviewed 06 Aug 2021
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Adriana Roxana Szucs
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 29 Jul 2021
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Coman Alin
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 17 May 2021
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Serban Suchea
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 09 Jan 2021
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Raluca Tudoroiu
Bucureşti (Sectorul 1), Romania
Reviewed 18 Sep 2020
I am a kite beginner and I've had few courses with Cristi recently. He was very patient and explained concisely all steps towards flying my kite. He firstly checked my level (as I have taken some courses previously), starting with kite preparation and launching, then we went into the water for body dragging. The lesson was very methodical and I felt safe at all times. Cristi also has a very nice way of encouraging you, which made me feel confident with the kite.
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Alexandru Semcu
Reviewed 06 Sep 2020
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Bogdan Semcu
Ploiesti, Romania
Reviewed 06 Sep 2020
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Erol Erdal Ibraim
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 Sep 2020
A great instructor with very good equipment I had the pleasure of starting my kiteboarding experience with Cristi. It was a great start, as expected (I previously worked with him as a snowboard instructor) and we went through all of the kiteboarding safety measures and managed in the 4 hours timeframe to reach the upwind body drag stage, which was really awesome. Thank you very much Cristi, looking forward to our next lesson!
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Mihai Ciorba
Bistrita, Romania
Reviewed 21 Aug 2019
One of the best experience Learning from Cristian, was not only about kitesurfing, but about building a lifestyle and friendship. I am grateful for meeting him and hope to see each other again in another adventures, to learn more about kitesurfing. Thank you, Cristian.
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Sorin Dascalu
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 Aug 2019
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Mihaela Anton
Reviewed 20 Aug 2019
Thank you Cristi for your time, patience, dedication, professional explanations and making every day count! The vibe was great and the way you made things seem easy encouraged me to believe that I can. Always a pleasure to learn with you:)
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Mihai Baluta
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 20 Aug 2019
Great experience The course went very well. Cristi is one of the best instructors I’ve ever work with. He has patience and explains in details what you’re doing wrong and how to correct them. Overall an awesome experience among great people.
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Paul Bota
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 12 Aug 2019
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Adriana Panaete
Reviewed 08 Aug 2019
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Roxana Hobjila
Romania
Reviewed 08 Aug 2019
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Rodica Tarcavu Rodica
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 07 Aug 2019
Very wide info; tips & tricks; easy approach
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Paula Cocoveica Paulainthewind
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 07 Aug 2019
Fuerteventura trip 2019 Had a great time with Fresh Meat learning how to practice this awsome sport! Thanks to all the advices i recieved i managed to learn pretty fast and enjoy every moment! see you on the water!
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Edina Leitner
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 08 Jul 2019
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Tiberiu Arsene
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 08 Jul 2019
Great lessons! Cristi m-a introdus in lumea Kite-ului si mi-a pus primul zmeu in mana. Mi-a placut foarte mult experienta cu el. Este foarte rabdator, preda foarte bine si este foarte minutios. Recomand!
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Luca Manole
Calarasi, Romania
Reviewed 04 Jul 2019
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Madalina Ion
Romania
Reviewed 03 Jul 2019
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