As a first step of introducing yourself to kite surfing it is recommended that you practice with a trainer kite first. You can buy a trainer kite ranging in price from anywhere between $80 and $300. It is an indeed an investment well worth making. What the trainer kite will do is to let you have a feel for the sport, before you venture into the sport or spend more money to do so.
The most important thing that you should learn with your trainer kite is how to control it properly. You will learn board skills later on in more detail when you go for your lessons. If you take advantage of the trainer kite before going into your first lessons it will give you good foundation in the various aspects of kite handling. This will of considerable help to you as you continue with the advances aspects of your lessons. There are many different things that you need to practice with your trainer kite.
You want to know how to handle the kite when it is in the sky to control your power. You will want to practice flying with one hand as well as flying with your eyes closed. Practice with the kite in different positions such as moving backwards or lying on your back.
You should practice with the bar spun at 180° so that you can invert the kite controls. By spinning the bar randomly in your hands, you can get a feel of what might take place when you are actually on the water.
Your trainer kite is something that you can use on a regular basis to keep you familiar with the techniques especially when you spend long periods of time, enjoying kite surfing. It is also something that you can use to help your friends or members of your family if they take an interest in what you are doing.