Just knowing the info will speed things up so much, rather than not knowing it, as I had to teach myself without any help. If you have a mentor he can help you. I had none and took no lessons, and look how long it took to learn the game. I don't know the game from coaching, or a pro. From watching pros play. From trying it myself. From failing over and over to learn it.
No coach I've seen tells students that the contact point is an arc instead of a wall in front of you.
No one has told me to lull opponents to sleep before attacking, while showing them the same coil, the same look, but using a faster uncoil to hit a jamming shot.
These terms are ones I've made up because they are on the mark.
As far as quickly goes, that depends on the individuals confidence and ability to learn quickly.
Last edited by kiteboard; 11-23-2012 at 10:08 AM.