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Your Responsibility when Kiteboarding around Christchurch

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Christchurch - Safety & Location of Kite sports training areas There can never be enough emphasis on safety. Every kiteboarder needs to carry out a 'Site & Risk Assessment'  before setting up at any kite spot. Good technique involves thinking about where your using the kite, and your surroundings. eg whats downwind of you if something goes wrong. Rigging the kite correctly 100% of the time. Launching and Landing the kite safely. Staying in control at all times. Always being aware of other users & beach goers..   The Wind Window Understanding the Wind. The diagrams above help describe 'The...

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Kitesurfing/Kiteboarding Using a larger 'depowerable' kite that will develop alot of power (5-15m), you can get pulled across water on a surfboard or small wake style board, sailing across the wind and upwind of where you started. It helps if these types of kite water relaunch, that way you feel confident even in deep water if you crash your kite. The most popular of these kites at present is the SLE (Supported Leading Edge) inflatable kite. The SLE does everything well, the water relaunch is very easy, power control is huge & allows precise handling of the kite. The SLE...

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