I haven't looked up how far apart you are, but let me say this ... Getting with someone for some hands on time together makes a massive difference.
I know people who have wasted a year because they didn't take a short flight and get to understand even the right way to setup the kite.
That's not to say you can't do it alone - that was the only way I had when I started. Now that I am reasonably experienced and educated, you should see how fast people learn and integrate things when I can show them hands on.
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