Getting dragged sideways across launch sucks. So do failed inflations and feeling a lack of control, especially when other people are watching. The basics of inflate, turn, and go, are often enough to get a pilot in the air, but are far from adequate to handle more advanced scenarios during launch, flight, and landing. Practicing kiting on a high mountain launch is not very practical, and the lack of an amazing kiting location might make the task of wing-mastery daunting. Spending a long weekend (or more) at a ridge soaring site can open the world of kiting to a pilot, especially if they can keep their knees bent and eyes on the horizon. There are plenty of ways to maximize the time spent kiting, with a new challenge always around the next corner. Eventually, kiting can transform from frustrating to fun.