Kiteboarding is an action sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water, land, or snow.
Compared to the other sailing sports, kiteboarding is both among the less expensive (including equipment) and the more convenient. It is also unique in that it harvests the wind energy from a much larger atmosphere volume, comparing to sail size.
Kiting is the most generalized concept in the field of entertainment with kites. Because, besides kitesurfing and kiteboarding, there is also snowkiting – snow skiing and snowboarding with the help of a kite and landkiting or power kiting.
An interesting fact is that you can ride rather well. Even riding is not for long. After seven days of training, I started to jump. It didn’t look quite like jumping, but I had a lot of fun. After a few weeks of training, you can jump to a height of 15-20 meters. Compared to wakeboard, physical activity takes significantly less.
Always check equipment before riding. One of the cases, when my kite was launched by my student and was not reviewed by me, was unfastened 100 meters from the shore. This experience gives a clear understanding that even though kiteboarding in water, inattention can cost you your life.
The secret of kiteboarding is in the wind and the sea. In people who are nearby. In freedom !
This is a new generation of surfing. People quit their job to go out early in the morning.
Few words about equipment
Initially, for all the conditions, you need to have two kites – 9 and 12 square meters. Don’t chase the most tasteful samples. The main issue is to be confident he is not over two years old. The simple fact is that lately all of the gear has been significantly updated. If there’s such an opportunity, purchase your first kite from your instructor, yet the professionals manage their working gear better than others.
Helmet. Just choose helmets made especially for water sports. A helmet made for different tasks may get more massive, wetted. Often they’re provided with enormous sun visors that threaten to turn from innocent jewelry into a source of serious harm. A suitable helmet should have removable cans, which will add comfort both in cold and warm weather.
Blackboard. Ideal for a start would be a plank 140 cm long and 40 cm wide.