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I had a great time and made so much progress last year. I went from having zero control on getting up on my board to being really comfortable with starts and stops, did my first downwinder, and started to work on transitions. My confidence and level of self-sufficiency in the water was so much higher at the end of the week, and I am an absolute machine when it comes to fetching my board now. Hopefully I’ll make it down this year to work on the fancy stuff!
Thanks again for the best lesson ever! I am so grateful for your instruction and patience. You explained things so well and I learned a ton! The entire experience was a pleasure, and I would not hesitate to take another lesson. To anyone wanting to take lessons in the Gorge: don’t waste one penny with any other school. Cascade is superior, hands-down!! Very clear & comprehensive teaching, a super awesome location, and genuinely nice people!
All I can say is if I had gone to Cascade 15 kiting hours earlier I bet I would have been far more advanced than I am now. This was by far the best way to learn with a wonderful instructor. I plan one more trip to the Gorge this year and can not wait to do it again. By that time I should be able to be out there own my own kiting my ass off!
Cascade will be the only place I ever go for kiteboarding lessons! Thank you for the wonderful time - I will be back!
Cascade was amazing! My first lesson marked a drastic change in my kite boarding outlook - I was no longer scared of the kite. I could launch, body drag, drag upwind, relaunch in deep water and even started putting on the board...by the second lesson, I was up and riding.
Can’t remember my instructors name but she had curly brown hair and was very informative. I had taken classes from another company previously and can say that your group is more expensive but worth the extra money.
I took a backroll and bigger-jump lesson from Tonia a few days ago, and it has sunk in already— jumps are higher now and backrolls sweeter. I attribute this to her good teaching, plus the radio-helmets allowing her to immediately tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it on the next try. This speeds up learning by a factor of two or more. Having her nearby on a jetski was also great, because it made me feel more secure about recovering from various types of yard sales that might include the kite. You have to feel secure to be more aggressive, and you have to be more aggressive to learn. And, she retrieved the board if I crashed way downwind of it, saving lots of body drag time and energy!
I’m an independent kite surfer and was in town without my gear so I booked the downwinder session. Great team and support. When I’m back, I’d do the same.