Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
*Note: contrary to what the title might suggest this is not an entry-level video. It starts off at the early jumping stage.
Tronolone Production's (Unhooked, Awake) does a great job at filling an instructional void at the intermediate level. Both the VHS and DVD have the unique and innovative options of being able to view either a full-screen version with the kite tricks front and center during the voiceover, or a split screen view with the host's instruction on the left, the action being completed on the right, and text below describing the scene. Definitely a maximum absorption value.
What really makes this video is the professional and technical insight from host Shannon Best. His extensive background in wakeboarding, and understanding of the mechanics of kiteboarding allows him to share some tips that you'll find nowhere else. He pays particular attention to hand and body positions that will definitley help you with all aspects of kiteboarding, and other sports as well.
The video is divided into three sections:
- Body Position - Heel-side - Unhooked - Toe-side - Switch - Kite Postion
- Load and Pop - 180s - Jumping -Â Jumping without the Kite
- Back Rolls - Toe-side Bakc Rolls - Rolls to Revert - Heel-side - Jibe and Air Jibe
This is Tronolone Production's sequel to Kiteboarding 101, their popular instructional video expertly hosted by Shannon Best. 201, as you might expect, takes off where 101 left off. It'll start with front spins and all the variations and progress from there. The DVD will have the same bonus viewing features including five different languages. And of course, Shannon Best will break things down for you like only he can do.
"A film about some surfers living in the golden age of kiting." No truer words have been written about the description of this new film by legendary surf photographer John Bilderback and his wife Alexis. They scoured Western Australia, Indonesia, Tahiti, Cape Hatteras, and Hawaii for more than a year with some of the best kitesurfers in the world. The new DVD Lines is the result and did they ever deliver the goods. This is by far the most progressive and entertaining surf kiting footage ever.
Kiting with surfboards is certainly getting a lot of coverage in the magazines lately and this video finally puts it all right in your living room. Kiting in the surf has come of age. The cast of characters are all in it for the love of kiting with no attitude present at all. Hooked, unhooked, strapped, unstrapped, it's all good. And of course the locations are world-class, with the most legit tube rides of all time in Indo. But it's not all waves as John and Alexis covered the epic Real Watersports Triple S (Surf, Slicks, and Sliders) event from 2007 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This is the best non-event event in the world and everyone just rips their brains out.
"Someone has to live the lifestyle everyone else dreams about...it might as well be...", Jason Slezak, Davey Blair, Sky Solbach, Moehau Goold, Niccolo Porcella, Andre Phillip, Felix Pevic, John Amundson, Reo Stevens, Kristin Boese, Dru Beavis, Sam Bell, Dan Moore, Andy Hurdman, Damien Leroy, and a whole lot more. It's the golden age of kiting so it's you too. 1 hour run time with at least 20 minutes of cool bonus stuff tacked onto the end.
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.
Tronolone mixes the perfect compliment of lifestyle and action footage in this World Tour highlight video:
• Witness all the covert opps from the 2004 PKRA World Domination Tour.
• Watch Aaron Hadlow lead the youth movement and dominate all enemy forces in his line of fire.
• See Cindy Mosey three-peat, taking home her third consecutive championship title.
•Realize that the most progressive freestyle kiteboarding on Earth is happening at PKRA (Professional Kite Riders Association) event locations featured in this DVD; Austria, Belgium, Cabarete, Germany, Fuerte Ventura, and Brazil.
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.
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.
Kite Setup Detailed explanation of kite and bar setup, giving you confidence and independence.
Body Dragging 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 Kite Setup Launching and Landing Kite Flying Body Dragging Re-launch and Self Rescue Waterstart 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.
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 KGB Slim Chance Blind Judge 3 S-Mobe 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!
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 DVD
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.
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
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