Monday, 14 January 2013

KiteSurf Boards

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KiteSurf Boards Biography
Kite Surfing Boards - Types
Kite Surfing Boards - Types There are several types of Kite Surfing Boards. A kiteboard is similar to other surfboards or wakeboards but is used with a kite to power the rider over water and into the air. There are now several types of kiteboards. There are directional surf-style boards, wakeboard-style boards, hybrids and skim-type boards. Some riders also use standard surfboards.

Generally, kiteboards are classified into:

    Directional boards have a definite tip and tail like a surf board. A directional board always travel tip first. This is mostly used for waves or light wind days. Directional boards are great for learning and they are often longer, more buoyant and usually more steerable. They travel best when going forward.

    Bidirectional boards or what is also called Twintip is the most common kiteboard. The outline is completely symmetrical so that it can be ridden in both directions. One end looks like the other end hence the name Twintip. Bi-directional boards are great because it cuts out the need to change feet when turning, they let you jump whenever you want in any direction and make wave riding quicker. They have great upwind capability and depending on size have buoyancy built in. Twin-tips work for beginners, expects, in flat water, and in waves.

    Mutant is a hybrid between directional and bidirectional boards. This board is very specialized and is great for wave riding and phenomenal upwind performance. Most have 2 footstraps. This type of board favor one direction but can ride nicely in reverse.

    A Land Board is great for light-wind days. These boards are getting lighter and stronger, with sturdier trucks for landing big airs.

    Stock Wakeboards are designed to work best in flat water pulled by a boat, which normally have "boot" bindings.The good thing about this type of board is that it can be purchased very cheap.

It is still best if you use a board specifically made for Kite Surfing. More kite surfers nowadays are adding surfboards in their set of Kite Surfing Gear. This is because Surfboards provide great windrange and they are fun to ride in junk conditions. Today, many kiteboard companies already offer surfboards specifically designed for Kite Surfing. With all the types of boards available in the market today, and with the constant development of equipment to make the sport safer and more exciting, buying a board for Kite Surfing is not as easy as it may seem. Your safety and enjoyment rely heavily on the pieces of gear that you use so take the time to choose what suits your needs.

There are different things to take into account when buying a Kite Surfing Board. The following are some of the factors to keep in mind:

    As with other sports, your skill level will always be a determining factor. It is wise to consult an expert of the sport before buying your board. He or she will be able to give you some helpful advice as to what board suits your level of ability or skill.

    Know the different types of boards available. Getting familiar with the features of each type and determining what meets your requirements can greatly make the selection process easier.

    Size is another essential factor. Having a board with the appropriate size for your weight, riding style, skill level, as well as the wind and water conditions in the area can really make a huge difference when you kitesurf. In general, a large board is advisable for beginners, while advanced riders opt for smaller boards. Kindly read our Kite Surfing Boards - Features section for more information.

    Consider the price. Generally speaking, do not expect a cheap board to get the job done. Similarly, an expensive board does not necessarily mean that it's the right one for you. Get your money's worth. Consider the essential factors before buying one.


Narrow down your selection by knowing what to look for. Seek help from Kite Surfing experts when buying a board, or other pieces of Gear in Kite Surfing. Your board is a good investment and it can be very expensive so make sure to get one that is appropriate to your riding style, skill level, weight, and to the wind and water conditions in the area. Check out our range of Kitesurfing Kites, Kitesurfing Boards and Kitesurfing Harnesses (both waist and seat). If you are after a specific Beginner Kitesurf Kite or Cheap Kitesurfing Package to get you started we will be able to advise you on the most suitable options.

Whether you are travelling abroad with your equipment or just to the local beach we supply a variety of Kitesurfing Bags and Luggage. It is important to always carry Kite Accessories and Spares such as Kite Flying Lines and Kite Safety Leashes as you never want to be stuck at the beach with broken gear you cannot use.

When it comes to looking the part on the beach we also sell an awesome range of Mystic board shorts, T's, hoodys, rashvests and quickdry tops.

We like to ride as many as the products we sell as possible. We normally have several kites and boards available on demo for us and our team riders to evaluate and promote. We are known in the Uk as specialists in Flysurfer kites (Speed 3) as we have ridden and helped develop Flysurfer kites for many years. We also sell kites from Ozone, Best Kiteboarding, Slingshot, Mutiny and F-One.  Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports on the planet, and for a good reason! We stock a ride range of water relaunchable depower kites from beginner level to intermediate. Whether you kite just in the Uk, in flat water, waves or chop we have kites that can deliver the best performance for your needs. As well as kites we stock a good selection of boards, wetsuits and harnesses from some of the best brands in the industry. We don't stock every brand out there but sell what we ride, know and love ourselves. Kite Surfboards are made to be used with a kite to power the rider over water and into the air.



Kitesurfboards are typically focused on wave-riding.



Use your board with footstraps first and work up to a real surf style without foot-straps.



Usually very lightweight, kitesurf boards are designed to carve into the water on their edge to gain maximum traction from the kite as opposed to a surf board that is normally ridden flatter.



Initially larger boards are required to give the buoyancy required to get on top of the water and enable easier planing. Later experience will allow smaller boards to be used and the speed of the board will create the buoyancy.Water relaunchable kites normally have an inflatable leading edge which gives its water relaunchability. Normally four lines kites - with 2 power and 2 brake lines.



The top power lines are used for steering. The brake lines provide controllability, slowing, stopping, reversing, parking on the ground and even allows your kite to take off backwards and increases safety.



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