Kite Control is the most important factor that determines your skill level and what you’re able to achieve in any kite discipline. The table below shows what you should be able to achieve depending on your skill level and the range of practice hours it may take to reach those levels. For some, kite control is a difficult skill that may take years and many thousand hours to master while others can reach similar skill levels in only a few hundred hours.
Many students finish their lessons without being competent going out on their own, which is not surprising, as many schools deliver a product that is much closer to a kitesurfing experience rather than a good lesson. This post should give you all the tools you need to self-assess the quality of your training so you can see what you've missed during your lessons.