How to choose and buy a board and a kite for kiteboarding? Check the kite board sizes and types of kitesurfing kites.
First of all, you have to choose the board and kite that fits your weight, height and experience level.
It is very important that you buy yourself a complete sailing course in an official IKO school.
Kitesurfing is an exciting wind sport, but you should respect some basic safety procedures to protect yourself and others. Check the basic kite rules, here.
The most important characteristics of a kite board are the template outline, rocker, board thickness and width, core materials and strap quality.
To convert Kg to Lbs, note that 1kg equals 2,2 lbs.
How to pick the right kite board?
After carefuly selecting the right size, it's important to know the main features of a bodyboard.
Kiteboarding beginners should buy a larger kiteboard and a smaller kite. It's easier to get used to floation and balance on a bigger kite board.
Smaller kites will get less wind and power and kiteboard beginners will have more control over the equipment.
Intermediate and advanced kiteboarders also need larger kite boards and kites, When wind is too low, for example, in summer days.
If you've already surfed or windsurfed, try to ride with a smaller kite board.
Buying two different kite boards and kites - small and large model - will allow you to ride in totally different wind conditions and will definitely improve your kiteboarding skills, just like a balanced surf quiver in surfing.
What are the main types of kitesurfing kites?
There are five main types of kiteboarding kites:
Supported Leading Edge (SLE) Kite