Beginning Kiteboarding : Kiteboarding Kite Preparation

Beginning Kiteboarding : Kiteboarding Kite Preparation


In this clip we’re going to talk about all
the steps that you’ve got to take after you have inflated your kite. Right now, we have
pretty light slash marginal winds, so you know this thing isn’t going to take off us,
take off on us all of the sudden. But, ways to hold it down, I mean, you can use just
a simple resources around you. You’ve got some sand, use a bag, use a board. Especially
if you put a board on there, make sure you do it fins up, like the Jimmy Buffet song.
Bag will do just fine right now, wind’s light, don’t really have to worry about it. But make
sure you place it down in to the wind, all right. Setting up the bar, however, you can
do it several ways. You can do it upwind of the kite, or downwind of the kite. Or, you
know, the personal preference of mine is to do it kind of downwind and diagonally. If
you have a really high wind day, and you’re setting the kite up down wind, there’s actually
been instances where that kite has take off and, you know, sort of tumbled down the beach
and hit the person that’s trying to set up the lines. And, you know, judging by these
scars like this, any time the line hits your skin, it’s not a very good feeling. So, you
always want to make sure you’re eliminating all negligence that can really be disastrous
to this whole set up process. So, what I’m going to do here is just start walking out
the bar and lines down wind and a little bit diagonally, making sure I stay out of people’s
way. And especially if it was a crowded kite beach, you want to stay out of the way of
all other kiters.

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