Most important is to get a well sized rig. Kids up to 45 Kg can use a 3m2 Sail. People between 45 and 70 Kg a 4.5 m2 rig and people over 70 Kg. can use a 5.5 m2 rig. This sport needs perseverance and will power but the reward after those fist speedy glides using the wind is very satisfactory and super fun.