A complete practical guide to kiteboarding for beginners and improvers, The Kiteboarding Manual will get you started with the kite and take you through to flying it on the water, jumping, and racing.
How a kite flies and basic weather principles
Background on tides and currents, waves, wind vs. tide
Getting started on land--LEI rigging, assembly, launching and flying, body dragging
Board skills--turns, stopping, rules of the road
Going upwind, riding toeside, turning and transitions
Going fast, riding waves
Tacking and gybing
Self and dual launching and landing
Selecting the right kit and tuning it
Kiteboarding disciplines, improving performance, and competitions
Becoming an instructor
With photos and diagrams illustrating the theory and how it works in practice, this is an invaluable manual for all kiteboarders, whether starting out or looking to improve their skills, and maybe competing.