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Kitesurfing as a family pastime

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kitesurfing family www.kitesafe.orgHow Kitesurfing became a family pastime,
For years kitesurfing has had the reputation as being an extreme sport. This reputation was largely perpetuated by the pioneers themselves that experimented and discovered the limitations of their equipment through a series of adventures and misadventures that were quaintly referred to as “kitemares”. Continue reading

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Kiteboarding’s 10 Worst Habits

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10 Worst www.kitesafe.orgKiteboarding’s Ten Worst Habits
Here is a list of Kiteboarding’s 10 Worst Habits. This Top Ten is some of the worst things we see daily on kite beaches that make us cringe or shake our heads. Why do people do it, when there is clearly a better way or at least a better looking way to do it? These bad habits were submitted from our pro-team members as some of the worst examples of sloppy or just plain ugly kite technique. There are many more bad habits not on this list to be sure. Here we have listed ten of the worst in no particular order. Continue reading

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Kiteboarder certification Cards

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Kiteboarder cert card www.kitesafe.orgKiteboarder Certification Cards
For many years now the top training organizations in the world have issued Kiteboarder Certification Cards. Kiteboarder certification cards are for kiters wheat PADI cards are for scuba divers. Kiteboarder certification cards serve several purposes. They are a way for the student to self-evaluate their level achieved. And they are an objective way to prove the skill level of the card holder to another person. Continue reading

Community kite safety

Do not use a kiteboard leash

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Do not use a kiteboard leash Do not use a kiteboard leash
Do not use a kiteboard leash. Kiteboard leashes are dangerous and are known to cause serious injury and even death. Kiteboard leashes have been banned by most kiteboarding schools and training organizations, and the majority of manufacturers do not recommend using them. Continue reading

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5 signs of a good Kiteboarding Instructor

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Kite Instructor Icon www.kitesafe.org 5 signs of a good Kiteboarding Instructor. When you decide to learn an extreme sport like kiteboarding, you have decided to take on a certain amount of risk. Extreme power from the kite combined with the high speeds over water make it exciting but potentially harmful as well. Continue reading

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Access to Beaches and Launch sites

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Access to Beaches and Launch sites
All kiteboarders need to maintain their access to kite beaches and launch sites and ride areas. Over the years we have lost many sites due to conflicts with other user groups, safety issues, and lack of cooperation among kiters. Without access there is no kiting. Most kite launches and ride areas are on public lands, and use shared community resources. Continue reading

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How to be a Global Kiter

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Global Kiter www.kitesafe.orgHow to be a Global Kiter
More kiters are traveling to enjoy their sport. Winter and cold weather are no longer any obstacle to a kiteboarder. Kiters can simply get up and go to a warmer and windier location. The compact and lightweight equipment gives kiteboarders a distinct advantage when it comes to traveling with gear. Continue reading

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What is the best kiteboard leash to use?

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What is the best kiteboard leash to use?What is the best kiteboard leash to use?

This is a widely debated subject in the kiteboarding forums. The debate over which type of leash is better and safer goes back and forth. This often comes about after a leash related accident or injury has occurred. So people want to know what is better, and which system is safer. Continue reading

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