About kitesurf there's a lot to write and say, eventhough it is a new sport. Kitesurfing, (which also known as Kiteboarding or flysurf or kitefly) involves using wind and body to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (a wakeboard-like board).
The concept of the kitesurfing or kiteboarding is using the power generated from a large controllable kite to propel the rider across the water (same idea with the snowboarding) while riding a board on the water.
Basic kiteboarding equipment consists of a kite, board, control bar, and a harness. A kitesurfer or kiteboarder uses a board with foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel himself and the board across the water. The sport is still in its infancy, but is rapidly growing in popularity. In 2006, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated at around 150,000 to 200,000 worldwide.
The kites come in a lot of sizes that are used in specific wind conditions. They have also different colors, shapes and relaunching techniques. There is also a variety of boards which depends on rider style and on his location.
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Where when and how... History of kite flying is not very long.
In fact, the kite sport is pretty new and was mainly developed at the past few years
How to control kite is one of the main things a rider has to know in order to enjoy a safe, fun and professional kite session. Here are some tips on how to control kite
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