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The Kiteboarding Manual
Author: Andy Gratwick

ISBN: 9781408192030
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1 April 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.8 x 1.7
The essential reference for all aspiring and improving kiteboarders, explaining the theory, showing how to get started, all the way through to competing and instructing.

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.

Contents include: 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 work sin practice, this is an invaluable manual for all kiteboarders, whether starting out, or looking to improve their skills, and maybe compete.

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