The IKO card is very useful and is essential if you would like to ride at Montrose Beach in Chicago or Crandon Park in Miami and to rent equipment almost anywhere in the world. In order to provide IKO certification cards, I would be happy to do skill assessments and check rides!
I will be available in Chicago for 6 weeks from Mid-May through the end of June. I'll keep everyone posted when and where I'm heading out for the day. Please let me know that you would like me to certify you that day. The charge will be 30 per check ride.
There are also options in Florida in April:viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10617&p=51425#p51425
And at Tawas in June:viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10738&p=51952#p51952
In order to certify you to a certain level, I need to see each skill completed for that particular level. Therefore, if you would like to be IKO Level 3N, you'll start with a self launch, end with a self-rescue in the water and demonstrate all the other skills in between.Kiteboarder Level 3Level 3J
Control the riding speed by edging
Consistent riding in both directionsLevel 3K
Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rulesLevel 3L
Change of direction without stopping
Self- rescue and full pack-down in the waterLevel 3M
Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
Self launchLevel 3N
Make a toe side turn
Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
Land a basic jump
Thanks so much and looking forward to certifying you!