About Extreme Sports Dallas
Extreme Sports Dallas (“esD”) was founded in 2012 to provide individualized one-on-one sports instruction, support and gear to beginner and intermediate kiteboarders and rock climbers in Dallas. Most people think of Kiteboarding and Rock Climbing as “destination activities” that can be performed only in remote locations in the mountains or by the sea, but the reality is there are between 80 and 100 wind days per year that are suitable for kiteboarding right here in Dallas as well as numerous climbing gyms and great outdoor climbing as close as Mineral Wells, Austin and Lawton, OK.
Kiteboarding: Driving six to nine hours to the coast to take lessons was once the only option for Dallasites who wanted to learn how to kiteboard. It's true that coastal winds are usually good, but it's not uncommon to travel expecting four or five days of kiteboarding instruction only to be disappointed by a mostly windless week. Coastal lessons are also usually taught in shallow water where a student’s feet can touch bottom to promote confidence and ease of learning; however, the lake waters in which we kite in Dallas are all deep. Many people who make the pilgrimage to the coast and learn the basics of kiting in shallow water return to Dallas to find themselves unprepared for the additional kite and board skills required in the deep water lakes in which they are planning to kiteboard most often. Coastal kiteboarding schools also tend to provide instruction in a group or semi-private format which many aspiring kiteboarders find less comfortable, less conducive to learning or feel offers inadequate individual attention to their specific areas of progression difficulty. We provide one-on-one, individualized lessons in the same deep water that Dallas kiteboarders will be riding after they've completed their lessons without the travel time, expense and uncertainty associated with learning on the coast.
Rock Climbing: Climbing can be exhilarating, but as many new climbers will attest, it can also be very frustrating. Much of that early frustration is often caused by the popular new climber's misconception that climbing is all about strength. The reality, as any experienced climber will tell you, is that climbing is much more about technique and intelligence. Balance, weight distribution, economy of movement and judicious expenditure of muscle energy must all be applied if you ever hope to move above 5.10. Some aspects of rock climbing can be acquired quickly through trial and error, others come only with time and experience, but the majority of the solutions to early climbing frustrations are best learned from an experienced climber. We provide one-on-one, individualized lessons for beginner and intermediate rock climbers to help new climbers get into the sport safely, poor climbers improve their technique and good climbers maximize their potential. Most instruction is provided at local climbing gyms, but we also arrange climbing road trips to the Wichita Mountains, Enchanted Rock, Mineral Wells and Austin for climbers who are ready to experience the fun and adventure of outdoor climbing.
Our business objective is to provide safe and effective one-on-one, individualized lessons in the environments in which our students will be practicing after they’ve completed their instruction without the travel time, expense and uncertainty associated with learning on the coast or in the mountains.