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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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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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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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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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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.
And if you're not ready for the waves yet, don't forget basic to intermediate instruction in Volume One:Learn More