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Intermediate instruction by Real Kiteboarding
Welcome to the second installment in the 5 DVD instructional series from Real Kiteboarding - the largest lesson center in the world. The first DVD, Zero to Hero took you from rank beginner to the self-sufficient riding level. Now you're on the water and are ready to step up and do some more serious riding. What may be the most unique aspect of Evolution is not the specific moves and techniques within kiteboarding it teaches you, but that it lays out the most effective way you should go about learning these things. Other DVDs probably wont teach you the specifics of circuit training, or doing downwinders, or how to practice your boardriding, but if you really want to learn quickly and correctly, pay attention to these early sections. Plan out your sessions and stick to your plan - that's the way to get to the next level safe and fast.
Evolution goes into detail about riding both ways - regular and switch, the stop, slide, heelside, and toeside transitions, sheeting and safety systems, riding stance, and finally, the holy grail of kiteboarding - riding upwind. And just like Zero to Hero, the bonus sections are extensive. There is an Evolution level Coaches Tips sections where all the Real coaches share their kiteboarding learning and teaching experiences, giving you several different perspectives. There's massive tech sections on both kites and boards, which will be very helpful as you get to the point in your riding where you can understand the differences in equipment. The kite tech section is especially helpful as it lays out the differences and similarities between 4-line, 5-line, and bow or SLE kites. It teaches you how each are rigged, tuned, and relaunched from the water. At the moment, Evolution is the only kiteboarding DVD that addresses and utilized the new bow kites.
Helpful graphics and every conceivable POV angle - trackingcam, helmetcam, overheadcam, barcam - is used to best demonstrate both proper, and improper techniques. Keep your learning curve vertical with Evolution.
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How to Snowkite
Volume One, Instructional Snowkiting DVD
by Morten Gjerstad
Who better to make a great new (and sorely needed) snowkiting instructional video than the maker of the amazing snowkite DVDs like Entropy and Something Stronger - Morten Gjerstad. He is not only an accomplished filmmaker (using all high-definition footage) but also has access to the top riders in the world who are on the cutting edge of what is happening in snowkiting.
This is 2 hours of the most thorough introduction to snowkiting you can imagine. There are chapters on terminology, equipment, location and conditions, kite flying basics, using foil kites, using tube kites (each kite chapter includes information on setup, safety systems, launching and landing, relaunching, and even packing), riding basics (like edging, turning, and going upwind), back country riding, expedition kiting, kite repair, and basic jumping. This is definitely the complete course to becoming a safe and confident snowkiter. When volume 2 is released it will take off from the basic jump and go into all the trick types of jumps and many other specialized advanced snowkiting skills.
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Intermediate to advanced instruction by Real Kiteboarding
Welcome to the thrid installment in the 5 DVD instructional series from Real Kiteboarding - the largest lesson center in the world. The first DVD, Zero to Hero took you from rank beginner to the self-sufficient riding level. Then, Evolution improved your on-the-water riding with valuable and hard to find instruction on learning techniques, kite control, stance, and transitions. Now comes the good stuff - jumping.
Everyone loves to jump. It certainly is the main draw that gets people into kiteboarding in the first place. But before Joyride jumps into jumping, you'll reinforce techniques like proper stance, which in turn lead to doing more powerful turns, downlooping the kite, riding faster with more power, riding in control, and riding in a crowd - all things you'll need to know first before hucking your first successful 20 foot air.
In the jumping section you'll learn the mechanics of jumping, progressive edge (kind of teching out with that one but it's key), load and pop jumps, boosting jumps, air transitions, and, of course, troubleshooting. Then it's on to the tricks - boosting grabs, load and pop grabs, hooked in front and back rolls and spins, and an intro to unhooked tricks.
Finally, there's tips for your continued education in kiteboarding. Finally, that is, except for the huge bonus section. There's the Joyride stage Coaches Tips section, the sure to be popular Sleazy-J Grab Tutorial, Gear Tuning, BVI Action, etc., etc., etc.. No effort was spared in bringing on the bonus sections.
You'll notice the filming location for this DVD was moved from Cape Hatteras to the incredible British Virgin Islands. While Hatteras may be the easiest place in the world to learn to kiteboard, guaranteed you'll be booking a flight for points south next winter after keeping your learning curve vertical with Joyride. Keep your learning curve vertical with Joyride, and then Surf, the 4th DVD in the series.
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And entry-level instructional kiteboarding DVD
Check out this brand new entry level kiteboarding video by Mike Foy, producer of the classic action kite DVDs Sick Days and Small Craft Warning.
Learn to Kiteboard with style as Leading Edge Productions & Elevation Kiteboarding
coach you through the key steps to riding upwind.
By focusing on fundamental skills like kite control & body position, My Session helps speed up the learning curve, & prevent bad habits - before they start.
The lesson plan includes discussion of some general characteristics of wind, like speed and direction. Then we compare different kites based on aspect ratio, de-power, relaunch, and safety. There is also a discussion on the general evolution of kite design over the history of the sport. After that we move on to kite control, first using a trainer kite to go over basic kite flying skills and kite positions, showing how each is linked to flying the larger, more powerful kites. This will give you the knowledge and flying skills required to get up and riding.
But before you can ride it you need to know how to rig it. Rigging may sound easy but pumping up and laying out your lines can get messy, fast. Then we coach you through both assisted and self-launching techniques. Then we wak you into the water for your first downwind bodydrag, followed by body dragging upwind. The next step is the waterstart. Once you are up and riding we go over basic stance, hand, and kite positions for all types of wind conditions. Then we show how to turn around on a twin-tip.
Somewhere along the way you are going to crash your kite, so we show you the basics of water relaunching. And finally, the lesson ends with assited landing and self-rescue.
Learn to be independent, & safe - while still having fun.
Starring IKO instructor Marie Leclerc and Mark 2 Dog.
Approx. 40 minutes
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By Fat Sand Productions
Fat Sand's third in their acclaimed instructional series - Progression Advanced. You'll get the same top-level instruction on advanced tricks such as kite loops, board-offs, riding blind, unhooked kiteloops, raleys, s-bends, plus surface, dangling, and powered handlepasses. A good way to avoid some bruises. Shot in Egypt with top British pros Lewis Crathern, Neil Hilder and Jo Wilson.
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by Fat Sand Productions
All new 2nd Edition!!!
165 minutes of all new footage!
Fat Sand's acclaimed entry-level kiteboarding instructional DVD has just gotten a facelift! Now not only does Progression Beginner feature every step of the learning process in a clear, concise, and easily replicated way, but it is now completely upgraded with emphasis on all the latest equipment, technique, and safety developments of the last few years. This DVD has over 2 1/2 hours of in-depth content and analysis, covering every aspect of beginner kitesurfing from the technical basics to fundamental riding techinque.
Location & Conditions
Understand your environment and become an observant and knowledgeable kiter.
Detailed explanation of kite and bar setup, giving you confidence and independence.
Flying the kite to give you the momentum needed to ride and recover your board.
Waterstarts and First Runs
Getting you up on the board and making those first crucial runs.
Change of Direction - Sliding Turns
Learn the steps to keep your board and kite in sync, and your body out of the water.
Please note that the first runs of the new 2nd edition DVD is English only, however, in the future the DVD will have narration in the following languages:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.
Subjects covered in Progression: Beginner include:
Location and Conditions
Equipment and Terminology
Launching and Landing
Re-launch and Self Rescue
Riding and Staying Upwind
Change of Direction
With over 2 1/2 hours of meticulous instruction, slow motion run-throughs, and common problem analysis, you’ll progress to intermediate level in no time! Don’t expect to watch the DVD from start to finish each time, just focus in on the sections that you are currently looking to improve upon.
So many people learn to kite and then struggle for months or even years trying to move on and progress through to the areas of kitesurfing that excite people in the first place. With this DVD we aim to get you riding confidently, staying upwind, carving turns and jumping into the sky. Then you’ll be ready for the next steps – in Progression - Intermediate.
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by Fat Sand Productions
Fat Sand, makers of the Progression instructional kite series present volume 4.
Progression Professional takes the focused insight of the 3 times World Champion, Aaron Hadlow, mixed in with the in-depth analysis that has become the trademark of the Progression Series of instructional DVDs, to help everyone understand and master the highest level of Pro tricks.
Whether you want to be the next World Champion, add some tricks to your repertoire or simply understand the difference between all the various handle pass rotations, Progression Professional will open you eyes to the all that is freestyle kitesurfing.
Tricks included in this movie are:
Back Mobe 7
Front Mobe 5
Blind Judge 3
Kiteloop Handle Passes
Each trick is broken down into simpler parts so in the end you get a total of 24 tricks and the building blocks to learn many more!
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Progression Intermediate Volume 1
by Fat Sand Productions
135 minutes of all new footage!
Following on from the Beginner 2nd Edition DVD, this video is essential viewing for all kitesurfers who have mastered the basics but who now want to take their riding to the next level. Intermediate Volume 1 will help you nail your first tricks, including toeside riding, carving turns and the ultimate step up for every new kiter - jumping - now easily achievable with a mammoth Jumping chapter including a section on pop! The DVD will also equip kiters with essential knowledge to deal with most types of conditions - light wind technique, strong wind survival, & coping with waves. And finally, a completely new and unique section that outlines some invaluable theory and practical advice on tuning your kite, lines and bar setup.
Over 2 Â¼ hours of in-depth instruction, shot exclusively for this DVD in crystal clear high definition. Each chapter is built around our established Progression Method, which has proved successful over the past 7 years and 7 Progression DVDs. Detailed technique breakdown, common problem analysis, split screens, slow motion repeats and graphic overlays - all proven at aiding faster development. The ultimate objective is to break down the complexities of what we are trying to learn into more focused, easily identifiable and memorable parts.
Fat Sandsâ€™ CEO, Rob Claisse, was clear on the motivation for creating this DVD : â€œWhen you reach the intermediate level of kitesurfing you are so enthusiastic & hungry to learn more. You are at the point where your progression can accelerate massively, but many will hit a plateau and then just find kiting frustrating. Progression Intermediate Volume 1 is there to give you those key bits of insight that will keep you progressing; whether its nailing that next trick or just making your next session more enjoyable!â€Â.
Once kiters have mastered the tricks in Volume 1, they will be ready to tackle the back rolls, front rolls and aeriel transitions described in the classic Progression Kiteboarding Intermediate Volume 2 DVDLearn More
Progression Intermediate Vol. 2
By Fat Sand Productions
If you're an intermediate kiteboarder, this is the ultimate tool to guide you to the next level. The best instruction around for learning back loops, front loops, and transitions - the core repertoire of the mid-level kiter. The pace is slow and repetitive, with accurate and effective instruction. This is the formula that is most conducive to learning. Each move is intricately broken down into three stages, or "progressions". Several unique presentational techniques allow an unprecedented ease of learning.
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Progression Beginner Kite Landboarding Instruction
Give it a go on Land!!!
Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner is primarily aimed at people with some existing kite flying experience, whether that's as a kitesurfer, power kiter or existing novice kite landboarder. We aim to give you all the background on the sport, safety, locations and conditions before getting up and riding on the board and slowing down and stopping. Then we'll refine your stance, building your confidence so you can stay upwind consistently. Then its on to sliding, riding toeside and your first turns, before working on carving turns. Finally we take you through every aspect of jumping - from the absolute basics, small jumps, improved technique for those hugh boasting jumps, then a few grabs and finally aerial transitions.
Progression is all about helping you learn safer and quicker but with a deeper understanding of the core techniques, so you can continue to improve and have fun. A Progression DVD is not something to watch from start to finish, but a tool to dip in and out of as you improve, ready to give you the confidence to tackle the next step with ease.
For kitesurfers, the sport of kite landboarding is a great cross over, giving you an opportunity to hone your kite skills, make the most of lightwinds, utilize the same kites you use on the water and during the winter months there is no need for layers of neoprene to say warm just some jeans and a jumper and your good to go. Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner will help you adjust to the differences of riding on wheels and everything that comes along with it, from locations, equipment and safety through to the edging technique which is crucial for any trick or technique.
For Power Kiting enthusiasts, Kite Landboarding is the obvious next step, taking your existing kites and skill, adding a board and giving you the opportunity for speed, distance and jumps. Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner will help you understand how to adapt your kite skills to those required to power a landboard and all the technique so you handle the wheels under your feet.
For Mountain Boarders here's your chance to boost massive airs and you won't need a hill or any ramps! Just get yourself a kite, learn the basic kite skills and Prog KLB Beginner will get you up and riding, helping you change your stance and board technique to adapt to the needs of kite landboarding, and then you'll be ready to .
Progression Instructional Videos use a proven method that breaks down tricks and techniques into easily digestible chunks, helping you to understand no only what to do but why its so important. Our use of split screens, amazing slow motion, graphic overlays and targeted repetition will help to training your brain to remember the key points when you're on your board and in the thick of it.
So whether you fly a foil or inflatable, with handles or a bar, Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner is the only instructional DVD that will get you past the beginner stage and ready to improve in no time at all.
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Real Kiteboarding 5 DVD Series
Winners of 5 Telly Awards!
Get all 5 titles in a convenient 5 pack!
Nearly 2 years in the making, Real Kiteboarding's 5 DVD series covers all aspects of kiteboarding instruction and mirrors every level of kite camp available at Real. The 5 pack is an absolutely TITANIC compilation of kiteboarding instruction, unmatched in its detail. Last year both Zero to Hero and Evolution were honored with Telly Awards, which are sort of like the Oscars of independent video production. And now Joyride, Surf, and SSS also received Telly Awards, making it 5 for 5. This is a fantastic acheivement as these kiteboarding videos were competing with all other productions from industry giants all the way down to the smallest indie closet studios.
by Peter Trow, Trowvision Productions
From all the way back in the mid-90s, prime windsurfing days, some of the best videos were from Trow Vision Productions - films like Chapped and Surface Tension. Then Peter Trow took to kiting like a storm, becoming a pro rider and co-producing Strung Out with us, another winner. We're pleased to announce another great video - Soul Fly.
Join 2004 PKRA world champion Aaron Hadlow, female wave ripper Ammy Naff, pro surfer turned pro kiter Josh Mulcoy, filmmaker Peter Trow (of course), and others on a wave rich journey to the enchanted waters of the Caribbean, deep into dusty Baja, Mexio, and all along California's diverse coastline. Filmed in colorful 16mm film and professional digital video, Soul Fly captures the essence of wave kiting as well as a look into the progression of freestyle riding. Experience this intriguing ride into the wind, the waves, travel, and soul.
And if you know anything about Peter, you'll guess that there's a serious dose of hardcore waveriding action, epic down-the line perfection, and heavy Santa Cruz power. Peter is also a stickler for clean, well-composed cinematography, and searches untiringly for the perfect soundtrack to create a masterfully edited film that appeals to everyone, one reason why Peter doesn't pop films out every six months.
Reflecting Peter's surfing roots, Soul Fly is created with an old-time surf movie vein, but with the modern technical wizardry of kiteboarding today. Kiteboarding's current directional, wave oriented, style owes 100% hommage to Peter, who, by staying true to his roots, never relinquished his directional for either twin tip or wake style riding in his 6 years of kiteboarding. Combine that with the sport's youngest world champ, who can do anything on a kite, and Josh Mulcoy, the most stylish and pure surfing style kiteboarder today, and you've got a video that will headline your collection. A video with soul.
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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Vol. 1
The Ultimate HOW-TO Stand Up Paddle series.
Now you can Master the Art of the ancient Hawaiian surfers- STAND UP PADDLE SURFING.
Premier Productions, producers of Award Winning "HOW- TO" videos (RAVE, SPEED IQ, BOOST & UNLEASHED, THE FORCE,LIQUID THUNDER AT JAWS & CRAZY DAYS) present a radical
"How-To Stand Up Paddle Surf" video from the shores of Hawaii.
In Volume One, some of Hawaii's top watermen take you step-by-step from first time basics to intermediate riding, with Pro Tips and tons of action in-between.
Feauturing: Brian Keauhulana, Todd Bradley, Dave Parmenter plus Hawaiis top riders.
Filmed using special camera mounts, "S.U.P.S" will put you in the pilots seat for the ride of a lifetime.
When you're ready for the waves, get on board with Volume 2 for the ultimate in SUP wave instruction and action.
Stand Up Paddle Surfing
Volume 2, By Premier Productions
Get ready as the world's top watermen take you step-by-step from basic wave riding techniques to advanced maneuvers. Plus pro-tips, racing techniques, exotic travel, and tons of insane action in between. Bonus features include: Making Of, additional action segments, and tons more. It's what'SUP.
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SUP instruction by Real Watersports
In typical Real Kiteboarding fashion (aka Real Watersports), they have released the ultimate comprehensive standup paddleboarding instructional DVD. They cover absolutely everything, from gear choices and setup, to all the basic instruction, on into advanced paddling and riding waves. Here are the section
Board Types, Board Constructions, Fin Choices, Paddles, Wax, Deckpads, Leashes, Wetsuits, Booties, Sun Protection
Gear Set Up:
Proper Wax Choice and Application, Installing a Deckpad, Installing leash and fin, Choosing Your Paddle, Paddle Sizing
Standing Up, Proper Stance, Holding the Paddle, Paddling Technique, Using the Paddle for Balance, How to Fall
Flatwater Session, Basics Review, Finding the Sweet Spot, Advanced Paddling, Turning Techniques, Aggressive Turning
Flatwater Review, Paddling over Whitewater, Waiting for Waves, Catching Waves, Riding Waves, Exiting Waves, Falling in the Surf
Standup Etiquette, Jimmy Lewis Surf and Standups, Real BVI Slideshow, Cape Hatteras Bonus Footage
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Kiting in the Surf, by Real Kiteboarding: Beginning through Advanced Ocean Riding
Welcome to the fourth installment in the5 DVD instructional series from Real Kiteboarding - the largest lesson center in the world. All five DVDs have won Telly Awards for outstanding acheivement in independent video production. The first DVD, Zero to Hero took you from rank beginner to the self-sufficient riding level. Then, Evolution improved your on-the-water riding with valuable and hard to find instruction on learning techniques, kite control, stance, and transitions. The third DVD is Joyride which transforms you into the kiteboarder you always envisioned you would be when you first picked up the sport, meaning you're now throwing down with all variations of jumping and aggressive riding. Next stop: the waves.
Real's Surf DVD is the first of it's kind in kiteboarding, an instructional video dedicated entirely to riding waves. Although it would seem the direction the sport has taken in the past year is decidedly surf oriented, particularly in the magazines, Real Kiteboarding has incorporated surf instruction into it's lesson programs for several years. Now they have openned the books from their highly touted 3 day Surf camp into this new DVD.
The main portion of the DVD is divided up into three chapters: Surf 101, Surf Skills, and Surf Sessions. Surf 101 is just what it sounds like, an introduction to all the issues you may face when first learning to get into the waves, including tides, currents, swell types, bottom types, wind and wave relationship and many other considerations that will ultimately affect your session.
Surf Skills teaches all the new skills that you will need, and how to modify some of your existing skills to be successful in the waves. Just a few of the topics covered are circuit training, heading out through the surf, absorbing whitewater, duck diving, kite power, turns, staying upwind, and troubleshooting and safety concerns.
Surf Sessions lays it all on the line - jumping off waves, turning on waves, surf style, staying on the face, kite looping, controlling the power, freestyle, aerials, and yes, even getting barrelled. And with all Real instructional DVDs there are massive bonus sections. These bonus sections ensure that you are not just getting kiteboarding instruction, but are also getting some of the more difficult to find information that advance your knowledge and comfort about being a kiteboarder. Always a favorite, is the Coaches Tips section, where the Real coaches tell of their trials and tribulations, and ultimately their successes, that have turned them into some of the most confident and respected riders around. Other bonus sections include Equipment for Ocean Riding (Yes, this video is bow kite enabled), and Keeping it Surfside, which discusses the importance of becoming familiar with and comfortable in the ocean.
The Surf DVD was filmed in the beautiful British Virgin Islands and will not only teach you how to successfully up your level in the surf, but will also open your eyes to the true worldwide potential of this sport.
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That First Glide
by Mike Waltze Productions
By Mike Waltze: The sport of Stand Up Paddle seems to have popped up out of nowhere. The truth is, the sport has deep roots in both early Polynesian and Hawaiian History as it is truly a combination of outrigger paddling and surfing.
The first regular Stand Up Paddle enthusiasts were playing around in Waikiki as early as 1939, when Duke Kahnomoku used to stand up on an australian surf ski. Later, in the 60's and 70's guys like John Ah Choy and John Zapotocki used to do the sport regularly up into the late 90's until they finally were getting to old to keep surfing.
Around that Same time, Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama played around with paddles on Maui and although at first no one seemed to take notice, it wasn't long before the sport was attracting all sorts of users from all over the world.
Now, Stand Up Paddling is done almost everwhere there is water, and the sport has gone in multiple directions. Some people like the excercise and weight loss aspects in flat water, others like to race, and the most extreme are taking the boards out into the waves. Filmed in Hawaii, Fiji, and Tahiti, That First Glide is a must see movie for everyone and features most of the premier athletes that got the sport off the ground.
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The Unknown Road
Ben Wilson is regarded as one of the most influential wave riders in the world. This film is focused on his surf style approach to the waves, not comparing it to surfing, but showing it as an extension by using the kite to whip him in, like a jet ski would a surfer, then killing the power of the kite and using the power of the wave to ride the wave. The entire movie is unstrapped and shot all around the world. Also featuring Mauricio Abre, Moe Goould, Joel Becus, Jeff Tobias, Ryland Blakeny and Josh Mulcoy.
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Zero 2 Hero
Entry Level Kite Camp from Real Kiteboarding
Confused about what entry level kiteboarding instructional DVD to get? Look no further, Zero to Hero is here, produced by Real Kiteboarding in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the largest and most respected lesson center on the planet. This DVD contains the syllabus to their 3-day entry level kite camp, which was rated one of the top five adventure sports camps in the world by Outside Magazine. You will get the most thorough, cutting edge, and effective instruction translated directly from the Zero to Hero camp to this DVD - with sections on safety and responsibility, wind, trainer kites, flying 4-line and 5-line inflatables, launching, landing, tuning, bodydrags, and board starts...everything to take you from a total zero to a safe and self-sufficient rider. and killer bonus sections
The main program teaches you how to kite, but the bonus sections teach you how to be a kiteboarder. There is a Coaches Tips bonus section, where several Real Coaches, both men and women, sit down to answer a multitude of rapid-fire questions that will help you stay safe while learning to kite and literally cut months off your learning curve. Shop Talk is a comprehensive section that will help you make sense of the board, kite, bar, and harness options available out there. Life of a Kiter is great bonus section that teaches you the stuff you need to know after your sessions are over: how to tune your 4 and 5 line bar, how to repair your kite canopy, how to repair a kite bladder, how to do minor board repairs. You won't get this stuff anywhere else. These and other bonus sections all add up to a slam-dunk of a kiteboarding instructional video. Do yourself a favor - learn easily, quicky, and safely the first time, with a Real - Zero to Hero kite camp.
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