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There is "Master Race Class" at Alpental - 8 weeks group lessons

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That's a shame,  when I started windsurfing about 35-36 years ago with Windsurfing Toronto on Queen St East in Toronto, I had a group lesson package on the original windsurfers,  It started out with dry land simulation and then water work,  Definitely a lot more feed back than you experienced.  What's funny even though I haven't been out in years (those lessons still hold true today), last year I windsurfed and lent an instructor my sinker on a low wind day, had to swim out an rescue her as she couldn't get back.

 

As to skiing, most of lesson experience have been very good as it was the instructors that made the difference.

 

While I don't mind giving instructors a hard time ;) (so that they better their craft) I will defend the good ones as they do make a difference.  One bad instructor gives many a bad name.  Don't let a poor program put you off, just find a better instructor.   The good ones actually understand and feel the same frustrations you do with those poor few.

 

Applies to all sports....skiing included.

 

As to the best $$ to learning, read the original question in post #1.  Its about which is the best value short private, medium length specialized or extended group lesson.  It comes down to the objective of the individual.

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As to the best $$ to learning, read the original question in post #1.  Its about which is the best value short private, medium length specialized or extended group lesson.  It comes down to the objective of the individual.

And experience/level of the individual.  What's appropriate for a rapidly advancing intermediate may not be appropriate for a plateaued level 8.

 

Mike

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I think it depends.  A private lesson isn't necessarily a 1-1 lesson.  ...  I believe this and try to take advantage of it in any group situation.  Sometimes a student brings up something very profound and it is my job to recognize this and capitalize on it.  Students can learn from each other and in some cases a group lesson might offer more than a 1-1 private.  In general I would say that most of the time a student can get more out of me in a 1-1 private than in a group, but not always and, I think, the bang for the buck depends on how many bucks you have and how much personal attention you require from the instructor ...

 

@tetonpwdrjunkie Where do you fall on the 1 hour 1-1 private vs 6 hour 2-4p group lesson, tradeoff?

 

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And experience/level of the individual.  What's appropriate for a rapidly advancing intermediate may not be appropriate for a plateaued level 8.

 

Mike


Hey! Who are you calling plateaued? :p 

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To give a contrasting view: I'm a novice kiteboarder in my second year of riding. I took some more kiteboarding lessons this summer in the Dominican Republic, where the average person makes $200/month. Kiteboarding lessons cost $85/hr,

 

 

 

Who gets the money in the Dominican Republic?  Is it the instructor or a resort?  YM

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Not you Magi.  Me!

 

Mike

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Who gets the money in the Dominican Republic?  Is it the instructor or a resort?  YM

 

The kiteboarding school operator, who may be Dominican or foreign (small businesses). There are no resorts on kite beach (Cabarete) though there are a number of hotels.

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