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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
No matter which style of kiteboarding you are interested in, Kite-Line is your one stop shop for all of your kiteboarding needs. We have all of the boards, kites, accessories, and other gear you need to get started, or upgrade your current set up. Kite-Line has all the latest kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding accessories, and DVDs to "wet" your appetite for the wind. Check out our variety of kiteboarding products by all the big names including Cabrinha, Flysurfer, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo,Ozone, Slingshot and many more!