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Kitesurfing FAQ

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BOARDS


Boards to suit girls
Mutant vs TT
Naish vs Delta Stubbies
Short Wide Boards
Surfboards - how to setup
Underground FLX
Underground & others
Whats best for light winds
Why they flex
BOARD MAKING

Carbon fibre boards
Designs & Final coats
DIY pros & cons
Dyvinicel
DVDs

Elevation
FireaWAy
Instructional DVDs
Whats available
EQUIPMENT

Bars

Bar size differences
Power lock bars
Depower Strap discussion
Fixed Loops explained
Impact Vests

Brands & Advice 1
Brands & Advice 2
Pros & cons
Whats available
Glasses for Kiting

Prescription sunnies
Harnesses

Impact Vest Harness Combo
Seat or waist /
Several surveyed
Vest/harness review
Whats best ??
Helmets

Do you need them
Debated at length
Kite Leashes

Do they need a QR
Yeah or nay
Kite Knives

Types & pros
Pumps

Where to get cheap ones
Quick Releases

Do you need them
Check them thoroughly
Shackles What NOT to use
Spreader Bars

Slingshot Surefire review
Suicide Leash

Set up
What to buy
FREESTYLE MOVES

Back roll
Casper flip
Forward roll
Mobes & others
Rad trix
2 New Passes
Riding Blind
Wake style - how to
GENERAL

Deceiver Golf Bags
Deceiver golf bags - whats available
Exercise programs for kiting
Stolen Gear - law & rights
Travelling with gear
Washing your kite?
INJURIES & CURES

Aching Arms
Back - new surgery
Elbows
Elbows - more cures ?
Elbows - again
Kite surfing fever?
Knees
Knees - more cures
INSURANCE

Health Ins. are you covered
Kites - read your policy
KITES

Aspect ratio high & mid
Aspect ratio exlained
Best for 77kg learner
High aspect or Low aspect
Naish Torch & others
05 kites ? discussion
One pump kites
Quiver for a beginner
Quiver for Perth
Whats best after Learning
What size
What size - 1st kite 100kgs
Which kite for beginners
KITE LOCATIONS

Alkimos WA
Asia - good websites
Attadale Beach Perth
Australind WA
Avoca beach NSW
Bali
Bali Nusa Lembongan & Gili Islands
Broad Water QLD
Broome WA
Byron Bay NSW
Cairns QLD
Canberra
Cocos Island
Cocos Island - more info
Coral Bay WA
Costa Rica
Cresent Heads NSW
Dampier WA
Exmouth WA
Fiji
Fraser island QLD
Geographe Bay WA
Gnarloo WA with pics
Gold Coast QLD
Hangover Bay WA
Hawaii - Oahu
Horrocks Beach WA
Kalbarri WA
Kitebeaches.com
Kurnell NSW
Leighton - perth WA
Mandurah WA
Mauritius
Newcastle NSW
Ningaloo reef WA
Perth on an easterly
Perth on a NWly
Port Hedland WA
Malaysia
Margaret River WA
New Zealand - gen info
Rottnest Is. WA
Sandy Point Vic
Singapore
SouthWest WA
Southbeach - Freo Perth
Sydney - beginner spots
Tasmania
Vietnam
Wallaroo/Edithburg SA
Whitsundays QLD
KITE LINES

Extensions Catching at the knots - cure
5th Line - DIY
5th Line different setups -
Knots in Lines
Line Length
Problem with knots
Short Lines
Short Lines instead of smaller kite
Strength & Color
Tweaking & Adjusting Lines
Where to buy them
KITING SKILLS/STYLES

Body Dragging - to retrieve board
Goofy or Natural - how to do both
How to Kite Downwind
How to Control Speed
Parking your kite
Self landing - how to 1
Self landing - how to 2
Self landing - how to 3
Swimming in -
Unhooked - how to
Unhooked? how to rehook
Water start - hooked or unhooked
Where not to ride
LEARNER LOCATIONS

Perth Sites
Perth - Melville pros & cons
LEI vs Foils

Topic 1
Topic 2
Topic 3
SAFE KITING TIPS

Stay clear of swimmers
REPAIRS

Abrasion holes
Bladders
Bladders popping out
Bladders - pro repairs ?
Bladder Repairs - what glue to use
Bladder replacement
Bladder twists sorted out
Perth pro. repairers
Plugs popping out ?
Removing sand from bladders
Stoppers - fitting or replacing
Screws - to stop unscrewing
Valves popping out
RIGHT OF WAY RULES

Basic Outline
General & Waves
SNOW KITING

In New Zealand
TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

Assistance to launch & land
Board size big or small
General info
Harnesses - how tight
Leashes - to use or not
Lessons - debated
Riding Relaxed
Starting out - gen info
WAVE RIDING

Basic Rules of



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