Winter Kiting Introductory Classroom
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Event Description: This classroom lesson will cover the basics of kiting and serve as an introduction to the sport. Important kiting concepts and theories will be covered and demonstrated through instructional videos. A trainer kite will also be available for use and viewing so that aspects of rigging can be taught prior to taking the outdoor classes. A brief talk on ice safety will also be given. Students who have already progressed to outdoor classes but have yet to see the video are also welcome. This class must be taken prior to taking a Winter Kiting A lesson.
Prior to attending this class, students should review the Winter Kiting Manual and the following videos:
- Kiteboarding Safety Precautions - Though this video uses a water kiteboarding example, the information is equally applicable to snow kiting.
- Ozone Access, Frenzy, & Summit De-power Foil Kites
- Heavy Air Instructional Video
- Survival in the Ice
Location: Check the Today in the Union website or the digital signs in Memorial Union on the day of the lesson. Note that the event start time may appear earlier on the TITU listing but will begin at the time shown here. If the event does not appear on the TITU listing, please go to the Outdoor UW Office and speak with the staff to determine the event location.
Students who complete this lesson will receive a Winter Kiting Classroom rating.
- Event Type
- Lesson / Training