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.
Tronolone Production's sequel to their popular DVD Unhooked. And as one should always strive to improve on the original, Tonolone does not disappoint. Buster Tronolone consolidated all the best of his footage from his travels around the world over the past year. The result, Unhooked 2, is a great video that has all varieties of riding - giant waves complete with several psychos pulling into death barrels and toying with shorebreak itching to crush peoples spines, crazy slider park action, and all the rest of your state-of-the-art kiting, i.e. powered handlpass moves, kite loops, crashing, etc.
Editing is clean with some rider feature sections like in their other popular DVD Awake, but also a mixture of great travel and riding style features. All in all a great mix of riding and conditions. Super clean water footage and a great soundtrack make this DVD solid. And minimal lifestyle footage will please the hardcore viewer.
Some featured riders include Andre Phillip, Ben Wilson, Jason Stone, Moehau Gould, Jason Slezak, Jeff Tobias, and many more.
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.
From snowkiting pioneer Paul Macaj. Once again Fuze Films raises the kites to bring you 20/10. From the deep champagne powder and natural terrain of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah to the rails and kickers of Colorado this one will have you trashing your lift tickets this year. 20/10 has new camera angles which include the truly nosebleed view of Chasta's helmet-cam. From freestyle to big mountain riding, backed with a sick soundtrack, 20/10 is sure to deliver. Featuring the riding of Guillaume "Chasta" Chastagnol, Dave Tyburski, James Brown, Paul "Motz" Macaj, Remi Meum, and more.
Concept of Motion takes you there - snow kiting the best spots on Earth, the best waves ridden by the best riders in the world, plus whatever the land or sea has to offer. Concept of Motion isn't about the latest trick, it's about the love of the elements we play in.
From Raging Nation, producers of Fluid Revolution, Zero 3, and 13 Daze Concept contains all the riders you expect, with a heavy emphasis on wave riding.
This video won't be out of date when the next new handlepass trick comes along, i.e. tomorrow. With a solid slate of footage, including handlepass moves, board-offs, wake moves, snow kiting, and in particular, wave riding, this video will last. And a great "road trip" feel makes it an experience every one can relate to. Some highlights include the best Lanes (Maui) waveriding footage we've seen, ultra fun and perfect California wave riding, a unique Oregon Coast trip, and some awesome snowking from Mammoth and Lake Tahoe featuring 16mm film footage of Jason Slezak and Mark Doyle.
Other featured riders are Adam Koch, Robby Naish, Chris Gilbert, Elliott Leboe, Stav Narchos, Ben Meyer, Sky Solbach, Paul Macaj, Martin Vari, Mark Shinn, Peter Trow...okay, okay, you get it, good riders. But what we like the most about this video is the effort the producers put forth on all levels. It has some of the best editing, best graphics, best effects, best flow through the movie of anything we've seen, all without being over the top. Darren and Floyd from Raging Nation really stepped up for this one. It was worth the wait.
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.
From Fatsand Productions in the UK, makers of the incredibly popular Progression Series instructional DVDs. Low on lifestyle and high on action, the kiteboarding press has widely touted AC as the best action kiteboarding video of the year (2004/5). Aaron Hadlow, Mark Doyle, and Mark Shinn rip up South Africa, Europe, the Red Sea, and the Caribbean. Great footage, editing, and music, plus tons of bonus features. If you're even remotely interested in how hard Aaron Hadlow rips, then get this one.
This is the fifth and final DVD in Real's instructional series, and this one is a bit different. Instead of a full-blown instructional you get the best of both worlds. On side one, if you will, you get all the crazy action that went down during this year's Real Kiteboarding Triple 'S' invitational contest. And I use the word 'contest' loosely. Instead it's more like a week-long excuse to cut loose and take kiteboarding to the next level. SSS stands for Surf, Slicks, and Sliders, with the event taking advantage of a flexible format, riding the sliders, or flat water moves in the slick, or surf sessions (with or without a kite), and even skateboarding as conditions warranted. The motto of the event became, "The world is not ready.", as the riding was off the scale. Some of this year's invitees included Andy Hurdman, Jason Slezak, Andre Phillip, Davey Blair, Greg Norman, Suzi Mai, Moehao Goold, Shannon Best, Sam Bell, Thomas Kogut, Jon Modica, Dimitri Maramenides, Aimee Rabee, and Evan Netsch. Convinced yet?
Well, if you're not, let's talk about the back-side of the DVD. It is an instructional series, after all, and all the riders give their tips on handling a multitude of high-end kiteboarding maneuvers. Subjects include, getting better pop for powered flat-water moves, tips for unhooked riding, handlepasses, kite loops, board-offs, riding blind, and hitting sliders. And after all that there's an nice bonus section of the unbelieveable surf kiting that went down during hurricane Florence in late summer in Cape Hatteras. Quite an exclamation point to the end of the 5 DVD series.
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:
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.
A group of snowkiters load into a tiny RV for a month-long trek across the Rocky Mountains. Filmed on location in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Colorado, Project Cloud 9 showcases the daily adventures from riders who travel in search of wind, snow, and the ultimate natural terrain. From deep powder near the Kansas border, to roadside jibbing and climbing steep hills in the backcountry, this documentary will inspire anyone who loves kiting in the winter.
Produced by reknown snowkite pioneer Paul Macaj (The Next Chapter, 20/10), Paul has really upped his game this year by shooting in full high definition. In particular, Paul uses the new Panasonic hi-def camera which shoots high frame rates, producing stunning slow motion shots. And if there is one benefit to snowkiting in full-on freezing-ass winter conditions, it's that you are in some of the most beautiful, unspoiled natural places on the planet. That, and the clear mountain air and deep blue skies will make anyone want to take off for a month-long roadtrip through the Rockies.
Cloud 9 offers a huge variety of riding, from super smooth freestyle, to jibbing rails and natrual terrain, to freaky big air with 30 second hang times (I still can't get used to seeing that.). And the riders guide the viewer along with their commentary as they hit spot after spot after spot. It's clear that snowkiters participate in possibly the most unique niche sport in the world.
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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