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SIMONE TIMPANO

SIMONE TIMPANO

I’ve got a French DIPLOMA, the DEJEPS GAN.

I work mainly as an INSTRUCTOR and coach for the Ride Academy by Seb Garat throughout the summer, and from time to time for other structures.

RIDER for Duotone Kiteboarding and Saint Jacques Wetsuits.

FEDERAL JUDGE for official Freestyle, Big Air and Strapless competitions.

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Coaching in Winter

KEEP YOUR PASSION ALIVE ALL YEAR ROUND

The irony of fate is that in Europe most schools close when the wind blows more regularly, in winter. Between November and March it is, in fact, difficult to find classes. Why? Obviously because of the cold weather that makes the beginners’ course almost impossible.

But kiting is not just for beginners! Coaching is very important and it is the best way to be accompanied in the progression after leaving a kite school, or to unlock some challenging manoeuvres. Where I live in Montpellier the conditions are perfect to take advanced courses in this period: the beaches are always empty, the spots are less crowded, the wind statistics are very good and most of the parking are free. Practically all conditions are gathered!

You’re not convinced yet and you think it’s too cold? You’re wrong.

Coaching, unlike the lesson for a beginner, does not have the same problems. If you approach coaching it means that you are autonomous and that you won’t stay in the water soaking for prolonged periods of time, or stationary flying your kite. Through a good method and a well-concentrated, but not excessively long, lesson, I am convinced that coaching in winter is a great idea.

The Spots

THE COACHING WILL TAKE PLACE MAINLY AROUND MONTPELLIER.

The two leading spots will be PORT CAMARGUE – PLAGE SUD and the ETANG D’INGRIL in Frontignan. They are my favourite spots when the north wind and the mistral blow. They do not require a boat to ensure safety, and have a parking lot very close to the beach. This last detail is not to be underestimated in the case of kite equipement testing.

The BOUCANET in Le Grau-du-Roi and PONT LEVIS in Sète represent another valuable alternative. The first should be exploited with a particular wind orientation, the second is a fantastic spot even if not very handy.

For those who want to ride waves or improve in rough seas, it is possible to wait for the South-East wind and go to LA GRANDE MOTTE or CARNON.

N.B. If you live further away (Leucate, Hyères, Atlantic coast, etc.) or in Italy, and you are interested, you can contact me and we will find an agreement together.

Disciplines

OLD SCHOOL – BIG AIR

Kite Coaching

KITE COACHING

For those who want to start jumping, execute the first rotations, or even spin up to several meters and pull the first kiteloops.

FREESTYLE NEW SCHOOL

Kite Coaching

KITE COACHING

For all those who wanted to start unhooking or improve their technique for the first handlepasses.

STRAPLESS

Kite Coaching

KITE COACHING

For all those who want to improve their gaits, manage the transitions to more successfully engage the next session in the waves. It is also a functional training for those who want to start hydrofoil.

HYDROFOIL

Kite Coaching

KITE COACHING

For all those who plan to fly over the water. Tips and methods to avoid getting hurt and learn safely.

For whom Coaching is appropriate

Coaching is for people who already know how to go upwind and do not need someone to ensure their safety. You must have your own material (wetsuit and kite gear), if this is not the case you can contact me in advance.

I have not set an age limit, but for minors I will need the agreement of the parents and a discharging of responsibility.

NOT FOR BEGINNERS. A beginner requires more time and would constrain the progression of the other students. The only exception is a group of people who block a timetable and expressly ask me to bring a beginner with them. In that case it will be necessary to prevent me.

Prices

YEAR 2020

1 coaching

110

3 coaching

300

5 coaching

450

MAX 5 PERSONS

Private coaching

150

3 private coaching

420

5 private coaching

650

The session lasts about 2 hours, with a small warm-up and initial briefing, and final debriefing.

I will be in the water close to you and able to film you with the go pro to review your mistakes in real time, or I can bring a camera on request.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE LICENSE.

You can test some DUOTONE’s products.

  •  DICE 7m, 9m, 12m
  • Jaime Textreme
  • Foil carver
  • Pro Whip

Depending on the group and the spot the appointment will always take place on site. Most of the spots have user-friendly parking spaces that make everything easier.

To book you need to contact me in advance. By offering itinerant coaching it is possible that I am out for a few days.

The main language will be according to the country. Considering I run it mainly in France, it will be FRENCH.
Speaking also ITALIAN, ENGLISH and SPANISH, the course can be held according to your request.

Teenagers are welcome, but I’ll need parental approval.

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Someone has already believed in mine

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Someone has already believed in mine

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