Kitesurfing: The Complete Guide

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Northern Paragliding Ltd, 2002 - Extreme sports - 136 pages
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Contents

Foreword
5
Introduction
6
ABrief History
7
Getting Started
11
Health Safety
16
Understanding the Wind
18
Weather Assessment
22
Setting Up Launching the Kite
28
Dealing With Light Strong Winds
74
Kitesurfing With Others the Rules of the Sea
77
Staying Out of Trouble Dealing With Emergencies 80 19 Beach Starting
82
The Points of Sailing Vectors Apparent Wind
83
Jumping
87
Packing Transporting Care of Equipment
91
Buying Equipment
96
Buggies Boards Skis
100

How the Kite Flies
34
The Window
42
Kite Control Systems
46
Control Practice Body Dragging
50
Water Relaunching
52
How the Board Works
56
Using the Board
63
Changing Direction
70
Competitions
107
Instructor Ratings
112
The State of the Art Innovations the Future
116
Useful Contacts
120
Glossary
130
Index
134
Wind Strength Conversion Table
136
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