The Kiteboarding Manual is your complete practical guide to this fast-paced and addictive sport, which will be part of the Olympics from 2024. It'll get you started with the kite and take you through to flying it on the water, jumping, tricks and racing, as well as covering weather, wind and tide theory and helping you select the right kit. Sections cover:
The origins of kiteboarding and massive rise in popularity in recent years
How a kite flies and basic weather principles as well as background on tides and currents, waves, and wind vs tide
Getting started on land – LEIrigging, assembly, launching and flying, body-dragging
How to master your board skills –turns, stopping, rules of the road
Going upwind, riding toeside, turning and transition
Moving fast and riding waves; learning to tack and gybe
Details on all kiteboarding disciplines from speed kiting to kiting on land
How to improve your performance and enjoy incredible airtime!
Packed with step-by step photo sequences explaining the basic moves all the way through to more advanced tricks, and including information on competitions and becoming an instructor, this is a book no kiter will want to be without.
|Published||23 Apr 2015|
|Illustrations||Colour photos and illustrations throughout|
|Dimensions||235 x 208 mm|