A complete practical guide to kiteboarding for beginners and improvers, The Kiteboarding Manual will get you started with the kite and take you through to flying it on the water, jumping, and racing.Contents include:How a kite flies and basic weather principlesBackground on tides and currents, waves, wind vs. tideGetting started on land--LEI rigging, assembly, launching and flying, body draggingBoard skills--turns, stopping, rules of the roadGoing upwind, riding toeside, turning and transitionsGoing fast, riding wavesTacking and gybingSelf and dual launching and landingSelecting the right kit and tuning itKiteboarding disciplines, improving performance, and competitionsBecoming an instructor With photos and diagrams illustrating the theory and how it works in practice, this is an invaluable manual for all kiteboarders, whether starting out or looking to improve their skills, and maybe competing.
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