How to use the Kitetrainer

Setup

  1. Inflate the octagon with a maximum of 1.5 PSI. In strong winds secure against lifting by carefully inserting the anchor or by filling it with ballast water. Caution: Do not store longer in the sun on land, it may burst.

  2. Connect with anchor and carry it with at least two persons into the water.
    In strong winds fill directly with ballast water and secure with anchor.

  3. Inflate platform. Maximum 5 PSI. Secure against flying away e.g. with sand.

  4. Fix the board with a screw and washer. The inner hole is for kids training.

  5. Carry the platform with two persons into the water and fasten it to the octagon using the belts. 

  6. Caution: The contact surfaces between the octagon and the platform must be thoroughly cleaned of sand and dirt, otherwise it will grind. 

  7. Mounting the holding ropes for the board.

  8. Pull the Kitetrainer to the desired position. Check all safety distances. If possible, push the anchor into the ground by hand and push it in by rocking.

Filling the ballast water

  1. Stand in the back of the Kitetrainer

  2. Open the 4 black valves so that water flows in.

  3. Fill in ballast water to a height of approx. 10 cm.

  4. Close the valves again so that no ballast water can flow out.

  5. During use some of the ballast water may spill into the front area of the Kitetrainer. Therefore the water level should be checked at regular intervals and refilled as described above if necessary. 

  6. If the Kitetrainer remains on the water after use, the ballast water must also be checked so that strong winds cannot lift the Kitetrainer.

  7. Excess water e.g. after heavy rain can be drained by opening the valves. It is important that no pressure is applied to the bottom foil at that time.

Entering and parking the kite

  1. Check if the anchorage holds.

  2. Land the kite on the left side of the wind window and park it on the water.

  3. Attach the safety leash of the Kitetrainer

  4. Stow your own safety leash safely

  5. Open the carabiner and attach the kite to the Chickenloop

  6. The grips and platform help you to climb onto the Kitetrainer safely

Setup the board

  1. The student sits on the flattened seat.

  2. Please adjust the board as close as possible to the feet.

  3. Check that the feet cannot slip out.

  4. People with very small feet should wear surf shoes.

Buckle up

  1. If possible use trapezes with rings on both sides and check the durability of these. Alternatively, a strong grip or a handle pass leash is also possible. However, we recommend harnesses with strong D-rings.

  2. Connect the student on both sides of the trapeze with the two safety leashes on the D-rings.

  3. Check that the leashes are securely connected

  4. For the flight exercises, pass the safety leashes on both sides past the top of the karabiner and then shorten them as much as possible.

Handover Kite

  1. Check that the board, as well as leashes are attached in accordance with safety regulations

  2. Kite should still be on the left side of the water. In strong or gusty winds, the kite may rise automatically. Therefore the kite instructor should be on the left side of the student to steer the kite back into the left park position. 

  3. Open the carabiners and attach the kite to the Chickenloop at the student's side and secure it as usual.

  4. The long safety leash remains on the Kitetrainer and the kite. Therefore the student does not need his own safety leash on the harness and the kite can be handed over faster and easier.

Flying the Kite

  1. It is contractually agreed to use exclusively Flysurfer Viron kites. 

  2. For the flight exercises and learning to control the kite, the students are strapped in tightly. 

  3. So the students can complete the regular flight exercises (e.g. take-off / landing, approach times etc.) in absolute safety.

First waterstarts

  1. As soon as the student is really in control of the kite, the first launch attempts can be made.

  2. Important: Please point out to the student that he/she needs body tension in the belly and legs. Otherwise the student can fall down towards the board. 

  3. The student decides which side he/she wants to try the waterstart. The safety leash in the direction of riding is adjusted further. This means that if water starts are to be practiced to the left, we loosen the left leash.
    The student must be able to stand up, but he/she must not be able to fall forward.

  4. The leash that is not pointing in the direction of riding is simply not led past the karabiner.

  5. The longer belt on one side means that the student on the board has the weight more on the rear foot. 

  6. Before each start attempt, the student should align the Kitetrainer in the middle of the wind window (kite in the top), complete a space check and check his/her posture.
    Start the kite in the middle of the wind window, after the attempt the student sits down and prepares the next start attempt.

Waterstarts

  1. As soon as the first water start attempts are successful, both safety leashes are extended. 

  2. Again, the student must be able to stand up but not fall forward. It is best if the student stands on the board without the kite, so that the kite instructor can adjust the ideal length of the leashes

  3. Before every start, the student should align the Kitetrainer in the middle of the wind window (kite at the zenith), complete a room check and check his/her posture.
    Start the kite in the middle of the wind window, after the start and riding the student sits down and prepares the next start attempt.

Pack up

  1. Lift the Kitetrainer, pull it backwards on the anchor rope 1/3 on land

  2. Valves in the bottom open to allow the ballast water to drain off. Use your fingers to clear the ground under the bottom valves.

  3. Loosen platform and carry it ashore, unscrew board, screw screws back in, fasten straps to D-rings again. Suck out air completely, close valves.

  4. Fold in the corners of the platform, fold the sides of the platform in half each, fold in the middle first lengthwise, then crosswise on top of each other.

  5. Pack the platform into the smaller bag.

  6. Turn the Kitetrainer with 2 persons with the wind. In strong winds, secure the kite trainer to the anchor line. In case of a storm, release approx. 50% of the air beforehand to prevent the Kitetrainer from being swept along. Afterwards turn back again

  7. Suck out air completely and close valves with pin inside and cap outside

  8. Put all lines on the Kitetrainer.

  9. Fold the sides of the octagon in half and then fold them lengthwise on top of each other. If necessary, clean the underside a little with a hand brush

  10. Roll up tightly from the anchorage side towards the valve.

  11. Pack in bag.

Beware!
To be able to train on the Kitetrainer, the following form must be filled out and sent.
One form per kite instructor.

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