Here’s a Beginner Guide, taken as an excerpt from Kiteworld issue #82, released last summer to give you a basic understanding of the sport
Kiteworld Beginner Guide Feature
Sliding Transition – Hooked – North Kiteboarding Academy
Changing direction with Jeremy Tronet
Learning to Kitesurf – My story
Janine Avery from Planet Kitesurf on learning to kitesurf
Sam Light: Unlocking your next level (part two)
Even Sam Light has to work hard at getting good at kiteboarding. He tells us more in this video
The top five tricks for beginners
Nail your first tricks with Jake Kelsic!
Catamaran Kite Switch with Jeremie Tronet
How to change your kites in style when on a catamaran cruise
Kiteboarding self launch and self land?
Now there isn’t anything stopping you from getting out for a kite session!
Learn surfboard jump transitions in 6 steps
Alberto “Alby” Rondina walks you though one of his favourite strapless surfboard tricks – The jump transition with board throw (we didn’t really find a proper name yet) in 6 steps in his kite school ProKite Alby Rondina
10 Common Mistakes All Kiteboarders Should Avoid
Jeremie Tronet takes you through 10 mistakes that all kiters should avoid
10 Essentials to Jumping Higher // Episode 6
EPISODE 6 // Kite position while airborne – We must become one with the kite while we are airborne and avoid any unnecessary movements. If you move the kite too severely you will sacrifice the nice floaty hang time and reduce the chance of a smooth landing.
10 Essentials to Jumping Higher // Episode 5
EPISODE 5 // Takeoff – Now we’re at the exciting part, takeoff! All that energy you have built up through learning proper edging, body & bar position, and the timing for sending the kite leads up to the ever important pop off the water. Takeoff is often the most difficult part of jumping to get right as every part of the jump revolves around this moment.
10 Essentials to Jumping Higher // Episode 4
EPISODE 4 // Body Position Approaching Take Off – Extremely essential and often an issue: Body Position Approaching Take Off. Join Lew as he walks you through some problem areas and how to get your body positioned properly.
2017 RRD Bliss V4 136cm review
An accessible freestyle board that rips upwind and rides comfortably in choppy conditions
2017 Slingshot Wave 6m review
We review Slingshot’s bombproof wave kite with muscular low end performance
2017 Takoon Furia 7m review
Accessible freeride performance with reliable shut-off depower, comfortable control and power delivery
2017 Slingshot RPM 8m review
We review one of the most successful freestyle/freeride kites of all time with serious crossover ability!
2017 RRD Religion MK7 7 & 6M review
We review one of the toughest wave kites on the market
2017 RRD C.O.T.A.N 5’2” review
We review RRD’s original ‘stubbie’ for real world conditions
2017 Ozone Reo V4 8 & 6M review
We review the fourth generation of Ozone’s thoroughbred wave kite
2017 Ocean Rodeo Roam 9.5 & 7M review
We review Ocean Rodeo’s freeride/wave hybrid and the Stick Shift control system
2017 Nobile T5 7.5m review
Excellent power delivery and control in harsh conditions with ‘immense’ top end!