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
Rarely has a board made so much noise in such a short existence. The Monk has redefined comfort and fun on a twin tip and continues to convert all those that ride it. So after 10 months of designing, prototyping and testing were proud to present to you the almost all new version (and if it looks strikingly familiar then well take that as a good thing!)
Fins - The Monk is supplied with 1st Quality, high pressure/temperature formed G10 fins. Proved many times over to be the best material for both durability and stiffness, anything else is just 2nd best. Hi-visibility red pigment makes finding your board in the water a breeze and the fins are fixed to the board with A4 grade INOX bolts and our bespoke foxes glacier mint" fin washers. New for 2012 the 132.41 and smaller Monk's will come with 43mm fins whilst the larger boards come with the grippier 53mm version.
Core - Every board starts with a CORE and the material used will determine both the long and short terms flex characteristics of the ride, it"s durability and of course it's weight. After countless prototypes and tests one material has proven to be far superior to any other in all aspects and that one material is nature's finest?.. wood. Using a full wood core means our boards maintain their prescribed flex patterns year after year and are not prone to sudden catastrophic failure as many other materials are.
Rocker - Conventional rockers have multiple radiuses however our new design maintains a constant curve from tip to tail. As power increases and you load the rail you naturally transfer more weight to your back foot, the cc rocker contact with the water remains constant (unlike multiple radius versions) no matter how your balance is distributed between your feet, meaning no trim adjustment and no increase in leg pressure is needed ? constant grip and constant power in all conditions. Massively increasing the lift in the extremes of the board has the added bonus of eliminating tip strike when riding in chop and that means no spray in the riders eyes ever.
Squoval Mould - First featured on the Monk last year, our Squoval mould has become synonymous with comfort and performance. By allowing bi-lateral flex through the tips of the board whilst maintaining the form around the your feet intact we can produce boards that appear to absorb all chop with out slowing you down and without feeling energy-sappingly soft. When combined with our Constant curve rocker line and Progressive concave we offer the board that independent testers described as being good at everything, all of the time"
Sizing - Contrary to popular opinion it's not the length of your board that's the most important when choosing a size but the width. Increasing the width by only 1cm can add as much as 10% to the surface area of the board. The Monk is available in 6 widths ensuring that no matter your weight, the conditions you ride in or your preferred style there's a perfect size ride for you in the range.
Features - - New Sneaker S! footbed system - 53mm fins for larger boards - 43mm fins for 132.41 and smaller - Squoval Deck Mould with Bi-lateral tip flex - Constant curve Rocker with Progressive Concave - Light and extra durable wood core - Full range of sizes
Sizes - 126 x 38cm 128 x 39cm 130 x 40cm 132 x 41cm 135 x 42cm 135 x 44cm