This is a great kite knife made from yellow toughened plastic it has a single internal blade. And comes with a carry case with a loop hole for connecting to harnesses or belt straps. Comes in black or the prefered yellow.
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Course Description A-1 *Carry and set up the lines and kite *Determine the wind direction and upwind and downwind (windward, leeward). *Pilot a small kite (inflatable, stunt kite, foil ) on the wind window edge and maintain it close to the ground. *Know how to stop the kite power in case of problem by releasing the bar. Be aware that the kite leash must be worn at all times, before kite launching and until landing.
B-1 *Be aware of the area where the kite can fall down wind to the pilot. *Recover the kite on land. *Position the kite on request from 9 to 3 oclock on the wind window edge. *Launch a kite with an assistant and choose the right angle to the wind. *Pilot the kite in the power area without crashing it. *Twist and untwist the lines while the kite flies. *Recover a kite and secure it on land. *Land a kite with the help of an assistant.
C-1 *Pilot a kite hooked to the harness. *Pilot hooked to the harness with one hand. *Activate the harness release system or quick release located on a leader line.
D-1 *Perform a downwind course by body dragging and using the power of the kite.
E-1 *Relaunch a kite from the water. *Wind the lines in the water and recover the kite. *Perform a self-rescue in deep water. *Launch a kite alone on land. *Identify potential wind obstacles creating lift or down draft and be able to define the wind direction. Understand that practice with onshore wind is dangerous.
With KiteboardingUK one day course you will also get the chance to kiteboard for the first time, Using a directional or twin tip you will take your first water starts and hopefully your first ride. At the end of the course you will be a Kiteboarder level 1
The F-One Source is a new 2 line kite designed for a multitude of users but with one main aim - to get more people on the water kiting more often. Aimed at riding in super light winds and designed to be coupled with a Stand Up Paddle board!
Using a bigger board like a SUP is totally changing the need for power. With a two-line kite, only 8 knots of wind, and a SUP board, you can start planing and feel that big board flying above the glassy water.
You can take inexperienced friends and family to the beach, take them on the water, and share your passion. You can bring them on your board for a ride and have fun, a true summer sport. For expert riders it can also be good to try new tricks. Unhooked power jibes on the Source give you the feeling of a bottom turn.
Light Wind Kiting: When the winds are as little a 4-8 knots - the combination of a Source and a SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Bard) or your exisiting big surfboard will see you on the water in winds lighter that you could have imagined in the past.
It also make kiting on the water safe as the board speed slower and the kite very stable and predicable and if the wind does drop to nothing it's a simple paddle in on a big board. The F-One Source allows short coast runs and trips a truly viable option!
Existing SUP Users: This F-One Source will offer those who already have SUP boards an option for when the wind starts to pick up and make paddling difficult. The kites canl be an add-on to what you already have. The Source packs up into a small rucksack that can be put onto your back and yet still allow you to paddle with ease.
For Learning: There must have been so many days this season when you simply couldn't learn as the wind was too light. The volume of the SUP board which lets you stay up at all times and reduces the need for power in the kite. You just need enough power to keep your balance on the board, not to mention that you can even control the kite by sitting down! This practice is much more reassuring because it can be done in very light wind conditions and flat water. The training period with a SUP kite will be shorter because learning is faster. The Source will also open kitesurfing up to all ages - imagine those who have been put off because of scary experiences trying to learn in strong winds.
F-One Source Main Features: 2-Line Simplicity Cross-Over Bridle for Fast Turning 2-Line Simple Setup Control Bar Very Lightweight Packs down very small for travelling in a small backpack Wind Range: