Kiteboarding: never forget the 12 o'clock rule

The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) has announced the publishing of quality instructional videos demonstrating several kiteboarding skills and techniques.

The collection of videos released by IKO are not intended to take the place of an instructional live course, but they will provide demos for the beginning, intermediate and independent kiteboarder.

"IKO is committed to providing the safest and most thorough instruction," explains Fred Bene, president of IKO. "Seeing a skill demonstrated can help you perform it with confidence and ease, and keep you safe by observing the correct execution of the skill".

The instructional videos can be watched until the kiteboarder concludes a trick or a move. There are free videos with tips on "Spot Selection", "Setup a Trainer Kite," and "Know the Use of the Safety Systems".

For $29.90, you are granted one-year access to all 21 instructional streaming videos, which demonstrate how the most basic and the most complex maneuvers are performed to quickly progress and ride safely with confidence.

By watching how the move is performed, explained and detailed, instructors also have a new teaching tool that will help their students learn easier.

The additional titles are "Basic Flying Skills", "Launch and Land the Trainer Kite", "Untwist The Lines", "Pre-flight Check", "Full control of De-Power", "Self-Land", "Water Re-Launch", "Body Drag", "Self-rescue", "Upwind Body Drag", "Steady Pull", "Learn to Water start", "Controlled Stop", "Right of Way Rules", "Control the Riding Speed", "Change Direction", "Self-Launch", "Learn to Do a Jump and Land".