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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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Weatherflow Wind Meter Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod, and all major Android devices.
The Weatherflow Wind Meter works with a FREE App for your mobile iOS or Android devices recording wind speed (average, lull, and gusts), wind direction, and location. Precision readings (+/- 0.5% or 0.1m/s at up to 15 degrees off axis) in m/s, mph, knots, km/h, and beaufort scales with range from 2mph to 125 mph. Not only does the WeatherFlow Wind Meter come in rugged eco-friendly packaging that doubles as a handy storage case, it fits in your pocket when not in use. When attached, you can share on-site reports with WeatherFlow, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, SMS, Email, or Facebook.
The Weatherflow Wind Meter is the first of its kind by a US-based manufacturer, having been engineered here then calibrated at the University of Florida's Aerospace Engineering Department. You know WeatherFlow from iKitesurf.com, iWindsurf.com, Wind Alert, SailFlow, and FishWeather. Needless to say, they've been around, they know windmeters, and this revolutionary product is no exception to their standard to view and share live-action weather.
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
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.
The Spleene RIP Kiteboard represents a clear idea of how a Kiteboard needs to be shaped. We benefit from more than 30 years of shaping experience when we develope our product. This is especially noticable on the Spleene RIP Kiteboard, were always motivated to improve the standards for this board. No one tells us what’s good and what’s not. No matter if it’s easy planing, upwind performance, pop for jumps or smoothness or riding, only the sum of all these features will result in the perfect kiteboard for you. The new Spleene High Tech Line RIPs provide clear proof that you don’t need to waive anything to have a perfect kite day.
The Design Features:
The Spleene Door High Teck Lightwind Kiteboards shape detail is a double concave channel at the bottom of the boards. This allows for cleaner and earlier planing. When compared to a conventional double concave this underwater hull has got a parabolic cross section, specially designed by Spleene to provide significantly more grip due to the longitudinal guide of the sideways channel rails, even in choppy water. A development you can expect from Spleene. Only consistent development turns this concept into a Spleene High Tech Door. Compared to the previous models the new Door is now equipped with the Advanced Jet Bottom.
The Spleene Door Kiteboard stands for a unit of design and technology, which can only be provided by the original Door. As the inventor of the Door we have got this unique head start, which can be noticed immediately, in any condition, by any kiteboarder. The 2013 Spleene Door Kiteboards sporty overall impression coupled with a high level of comfort result in this special riding experience. Upwind and low-end abilities have set standards in kiteboarding within the last 10 years. Its concave outline, large surface and flat rocker line are responsible for this performance. However, these features alone are not sufficient by far to create a kiteboard that meets your and our demands.
The Design Features:
The specially shaped top side of the Spleen Zone Waveboard shifts the standing position substantially lower than in conventional waveboards and thereby improves the control of the board significantly. The unique shape of the “Zone” boards allows you to shape the scoop-rocker-line by shifting your body. The rails with large radius and Tucked under Edge Shape in the center of the board prevent miscut at radically surfed turns. The new zones are produced in solid Snow-Board-Construction and therefore almost indestructible. Test the new Spleene Zones and enjoy the incomparable Ride.
Spleen Zone Waveboard Features
Spleen Zone Waveboard Differance from Previous Boards
Spleen Zone Waveboard Sizes
5'3" - 160 x 49.5cm / 5'6" - 168 x 44cm
How do you define a radical kiteboard? By combining apparent contradictions. More performance with more control. More stability with less weight. As a result Spleene rs-boards always provide the maximum output. This applies not only to the board. Also you as a rider will show a significantly improved performance. However, the rs is not only about performance. It’s also about how easy it can be called up and controlled. The result will convince you.
Spleen RS-Line Board Features
Full Info on Spleen RS-Line Board Technology
Spleen RS-Line Board Sizes
32 x 40cm / 135 x 41cm / 138 x 42.5cm
Spleen RS-Line Board Includes
The fresh, versatile “Spherical-C” design of the Slingshot Z kite gives consistent pull with controlled power and unmatched versatility. Stable and predictable in virtually all conditions. The Slingshot Z kite is loaded with the latest innovative features. However, its most important feature is the “plug and play” usability you will experience everyday. This includes features like our industry first pulley-less bridle that delivers a direct feel, enhanced responsiveness, and unmatched upwind performance. Additional unique features like our Spherical-C Profile and Axis Wing Tip allow the kite to easily roll up off the water into relaunch. Like our other kites, the Z has been optimized for maximum range to suit all kinds of riding conditions. Originally designed for new kiters, The Slingshot Z has quickly gained a reputation for huge boosts with good control and effortless relaunch.
The B3 is Slingshot's original 2-line foil light traction trainer kite. The B-3 is hands down one of the best light traction kites on the market.
The B-3 kite is durable and has the right amount of pull to get you going.
Features and Advantages:
# B-3 kite
# Lightweight aluminum control bar,
# Compact storage bag
# Lifetime Rider Hotline Support membership
tel. 1-509-427-4950 / email. email@example.com
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The B2 is Slingshot's original 2-line foil trainer kite. The B-2 has a proven reputation as the best trainer kite ever produced and is easy to fly.
The B-2 kite is durable, forgiving and give customers an edge in basic flying skills.
The B2 is Slingshot's original 2-line foil trainer kite. The B-2 has a proven reputation as the best trainer kite ever produced and is easy to fly. The B-2 kite is durable, forgiving and give customers an edge in basic flying skills.
Features and Advantages:
# B-2 kite
# Lightweight aluminum control bar
# Compact storage bag
# User DVD
# Lifetime Rider Hotline Support membership
tel. 1-509-427-4950 / email. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Xplorer 3 Windmeter is built in Switzerland. The Xplorer 3 Windmeter is a extremely accurate way to measure the wind and know exactly what size kite to rig up. Small and compact, the Xplorer 3 Windmeter is one of the easiest ways to know what the wind is doing before you hit the water.
Xplorer 3 Windmeter Indicates
-Dimension: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.75 in, 2 oz. (41 x 93 x 17 mm, 50 g)
-One button operation
-Completely sealed; internal sensors
-Weatherproof (can be submerged 6 feet)
-Replaceable Lithium battery (included and installed)
-Stainless steel back
-Auto-off after one minute (can be disabled to remain on)
-One year warranty
-Designed in Switzerland
Skywatch Xplorer 2 Windmeter is designed in Switzerland and built to our demanding specifications, the Skywatch Xplorer series is engineered to provide a lifetime of accurate and dependable use. Press one button, and instant readings are at your fingertips. Skywatch Explorer 2 Windmeter is designed for consumer and professional use, the Xplorer 2 does not include complicated and seldom-used features such as downloading and storing.
Skywatch Xplorer 2 Series Measures:
Wind Speed - current, maximum
Ambient Temperature - current, windchill, maximum, minimum, water
Bright EL Backlight - to view data in dim light
Replaceable Impeller - factory replaceable
Sealed and weatherproof - perfect for use around water
Skywatch Xplorer 2 Windspeed:
Balanced impeller is integrated into wind meter
The impeller is magnetized, producing a magnetic field when rotating which is measured internally
Damage to the impeller is unlikely due to the small opening, but repair can be performed
Internal thermometer is attached to the stainless steel back
Temperature adjusts quickly, although drastic temperature changes may require several minutes for accuracy
Temperature is read quickly by touching the back to an object of the same temperature
Water temperature is read quickly by submerging the unit briefly
Skywatch Explorer 1 Windmeter, the least expensive, lightest, and smallest digital windmeter! The Skywatch Explorer 1 Windmeter is accurate, waterprof, and has a long-life lithium battery.
Skywatch Explorer 1 Windmeter Specifications:
The Sensei is the first ever two line relaunchable trainer kite that doesn't require the expense of a third line or anything else to relaunch. With The Sensei's relaunching abilities it saves you the time and energy of walking to and from when you crash the kite. The vents have been covered in mesh to prevent debris from entering the vents and hindering the relaunching of the Sensei.
This mesh also keeps the leading edge foil of the kite in the designed shape which makes the kite very stable and smooth in flight. The Sensei is the most stable & smoothest flying trainer on the market today! The kite has self-cleaning vents on the trailing edge so any sand that gets in it will automatically be dumped out while flying. The Kite comes complete and ready to fly with: Spectra lines, trainer bar, and bag. The 3m also comes with a safety leash attached to the bar.
When learning to kiteboard, 80% of the skills required to kiteboard are in controlling the kite. You need to learn to control your power source(the kite) before you can learn to ride the board successfully. Kiteboarding kites are too large and dangerous to attempt to fly on land. Trainer kites, like the Sensei are smaller renditions of the kiteboarding kites to allow you to safely learn kite control.
Sensei Trainer kite lines are 200 lbs. Prestretched Spectra with sleeved and sewn loops on both ends
Sensei Trainer kite lines Specs:
-200 lbs. test strength
-20 Meters long
-Sleeved and Sewn Loops on both ends
-Available in sets of 2 lines.
The PKS Self-Launch Sand Anchor is another true innovation in the world of kiteboarding and self reliance. If you live in a place where you can't drive on the beach and there are no viable options to hook your self- launch to, this is the product for you. This Self-Launch Beach Anchor can be used to self-launch your kite with nothing around but sand or rocks. This is truly the best Sand Anchor you'll find, because you don't have to drill as with a stake and it folds up into nearly the size of your hand.
Also, you can store it with your kite because there are not sharp points or edges to cut your gear unlike a dog stake! Don't puncture your very expensive and important gear with harder-to-use and more expensive equipment. Tough and durable material (similar to sand-weight bag) will take a beating and heavy-duty webbing will take the load of your kite and then some. Combine with the Self-Launch Tool or Carabiner and you're all set to launch on any beach or lake shore anywhere!