dude, we're friends, but man up on this. if it's the rule that streamers are needed, get a streamer or don't ride.
urjc22 wrote:While I do understand that there is a rule regarding a streamer to ride, I think that this needs to be addressed in light of the fact that PASA and IKO are more or less defunct organizations.
urjc22 wrote:I do understand that there may be some instructors in the area with PASA/ILO certs? Would any of these instructors be willing to spend a few hours certifying people at Montrose or Waukeegan prior to the season opening? Maybe offer what I have seen some do and charge each candidate $15 to essentially watch them kite and give them a cert. so that they can apply to PASA and get the card. The instructors could make some extra $ for essentially doing nothing other than either approving or denying people and hopefully this could help to alleviate the problem of people riding without streamers.
Safe_Cracker wrote:I would definitely pay the premium to get certified, especially if it means I can kite at Crandon lol OOOHHUM one day!!!! Funny people can come up with money for gear but no money for a certification? What are we going to do when they require a registration and insurance it is coming soon? BTW certification should require safety demonstration by the kiter being certified including a simple pack down if you are unable to relaunch. Pass me another brew would ya?
urjc22 wrote:Again, it is all about the money. I was never trying to take a side on this. Just trying to show what the facts and issues are.
I was not in any way trying to attack anyone. If you read my original email, I simply asked if any of the local instructors that are certified would be interested in making some cash and doing certs for a reasonable price. Which again is consistent with other areas in the country. If you are not interested, no need to respond.
Safe_Cracker wrote:I love that post Roberto funny I have any kiter that broke the rules from Ft.Lauderdale down to the Hillsboro inlet on video. If that persists I may have to YouTube the video eh? As for the post above my guess why people don't show for a bulk certification is that they aren't confident in there skills around others, maybe a bit embarrassed to show others? This could be the reason they will contact you one at a time on a more personal level ? Either way when I am ready for both spots north and south I will hit you up for sure... Polo.
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