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Kitesurf Lesson: Trainer Kite & Wind Window Theory

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Are you interested in kite surfing? Take a look at the process! It’s so easy to learn!

First of all, you need to be very careful, as this sport involves some dangerous risks. So, please take into consideration the following advice:

  • Always choose a wide area. It could be a wide beach or a large field.
  • Avoid places with hills, big buildings or cliffs. They could block the wind and endanger your life.
  • An environment without automobiles or people would protect your kite from flying into unsafe situations. Sharp surfaces, such as fences or hard rocks are not indicated!

Secondly, a wise option for beginners should be to start with small-sized kites (1m2 or 2m2). Also, try them in light winds (less than 20mph).

Now, let’s get this done! Good luck!

 

Primarily, lay the kite on the ground, hold it down the wind side and unfold it like shown in the image above. Tuck the kite inside the ground to secure it. Then, check the bridles.

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Once you make sure the bridles are not tangled, rise up and enroll the lines, heading up wind from the kite.  Don’t forget that this is only for training cuts in light wind places.

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Place the bar with red in the left, and then walk in between the lines to separate.

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Connect the lines, using a locks head knot like this:

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Launch the kite downwind. Pick up the bar to gradually let air fill the kite. Pull and it will launch when ready.

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The wind window is the section in which the kite can fly. We use clock numbers to indicate the angle direction of the kite. Observe the 9 o’clock angle in the pilot’s left. The wind is stronger in the red zone. Try to keep the kite near 12 to control the kite; to maintain it flying in the green-colored area, steer gently and for short periods. In order to steer faster, just steer hard on the left or right of the bar closer to your body. Besides controlling the direction, you can also control the strength of the power dive. Depending on how aggressively you steer, the further the kite would drop towards the red zone.

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You should start with weak power dives and build up! You should be able to do medium to strong dives easily, without crashing. To cut power, just return to 12. There are different safety systems, all working in the same principle of pulling one line, while letting the other ones go slack. If you let go of the bar like in the picture, the left line goes slack, leaving just the right line flying, the kite will flag in line with the wind before dropping to the ground. This will allow you to land your kite safely. You can also steer the kite slowly to the 9 or 3 o’clock down the ground, making possible for a friend to catch it.

Have fun!

 

You can view the video turtorial here as well:

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