Wind Window: know what the Edge, Intermediate and Power zones mean | Illustration: ISAF Beginners Guide to Kiteboarding

The wind window is the fundamental theory behind kiteboarding. Kites fly within the wind window, so you must learn how to manage the edge/neutral zone, the intermediate/soft zone, and the power zone.

What is the wind window? How do kiteboarders use the wind window to speed up and change directions? Understanding the concept of the wind window is critical if you want to progress in the sport of kiteboarding.

Basically, the wind window is the name given to the three-dimensional area downwind of the pilot that the kite can fly in. The length of the kite lines will determine the radius of that a particular wind window.

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Liam Whaley: he is ready to claim the world title | Photo: PKRA/Toby Bromwich

Liam Whaley and Gisela Pulido have ignited the PKRA World Tour 2014 by conquering Barra Grande Kiteboarding Grand Slam, in Brazil.

The last day of competition saw riders taking out their largest kites in the first heats. The Women's division would have a Bruna Kajiya versus Gisela Pulido final clash, a rare confrontation in the current season.

Kajiya failed to land many tricks and crashes took place. Pulido, who also wasn't having a fantastic final managed to show enough to take the overall victory. Her world title hopes are alive, but she must win the next two stops in China in order to open champagne.

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Red Bull Rally dos Ventos: Alexandre Neto celebrates | Photo: Red Bull

Alexandre Neto has claimed the first edition of the Red Bull Rally dos Ventos, a new kiteboarding challenge held in the Lencois Maranhenses National Park, in Brazil.

Lencois Maranhenses is a wet desert. Confused? Forty-five kiteboarders had to face dunes up to 45 meters, and ride them down until they reach the multiple lagoons that invade the region.

The 16-kilometer race forced riders to glide over sand and water. The athletes from Ceara dominated the first ever Red Bull Rally dos Ventos.

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