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Qu’est-ce que IKO ?

IKO (International KiteBoarding Organization), créée en Octobre2001, a pour but de promouvoir et de faire évoluer en permanence, sur la base du feedback de ses adhérents, des standards de sécurité et de qualité applicables à l’enseignement et à la pratique des sports de glisse aérotractés. Les principaux sports concernés sont le Kitesurf (sur l’eau), le Powerkite (sur surface dure : terre, sable, béton, …) et le Snowkite (sur neige).

Exemple des standards IKO

Source : Article IKO de Wikipédia en français

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Level 1

Discovery – Kiteboarder Level 1 on land (2-4 hours) Level 1A – site selection Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting Know hazards on a spot Set up a trainer kite Know the use of safety systems Level 1B – Basic piloting Have basic flying skills with trainer kite Launch and land the trainer …

Level 2

Intermediate – Kiteboarder Level 2 in the water (6-8 hours) Level 2F – Downwind drag Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite. Water re-launch the kite. First body drag downwind. Maintain correct kite position in the wind window. Change direction to the left and right while body dragging. Recover the …

Level 3

Independent – Kiteboarder Level 3 (6-8hours) Level 3J – Edging Control the riding speed by edging. Consistent riding in both directions. Level 3K – Upwind riding Consistent riding in all directions including upwind. Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules. Level 3L – Turns Change of direction without stopping. …

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