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 Waterbird is our fresh new skim-board. This bird features rounded ABS rails, twin tip functionality and a full coverage 3-D deck-pad bringing a whole new element to light wind, strapless fun. With early starting like a conventional skim and trick-ability like a wake-skate no progressive rider can afford to be without one.
The Waterbird is supplied with our high visibility, low profile G10 fins and deck protection plates. Shaped exclusively for us from G10 Epoxy (for unsurpassed durability), this 35mm shape provides exceptional grip for it"s size whilst still allowing the board to slide through the water when tricks demand it.
Strapless riding is demanding enough so the Waterbird features a full coverage thermo moulded EVA pad. Using the same super tacky top surface as our Twin Tip pads this covering is guaranteed to stop your feet slipping no matter where you put them. Each end is lifted with a 5cm tail kick to allow more drive during Pops and Ollies
What's inside your board will make a huge difference to how it performs. There is a lot of talk about flex but the mount of flex is just the tip of the iceberg, what"s more important is where the board flexes and how fast it responds after that flex. Each Shinn twin tip has a carefully engineered core that optimises these characteristics and enhances them for the target rider. Core materials, glass layup and mould shaping are all factors that help us in this area but the heart of every Shinn twin tip is comprised 'mostly' of an Alabasia wood core. No other core material offers the same blend of consistent flex over extended periods of time, feather light weight and near indestructible durability (not to mention environmental friendliness). We say mostly because there are some other secret materials in there but we"re not going to give away all of our tricks!
There are few boards that can match a skimboard for light wind fun. Extreme width and flat rockers provide the ultimate in early planning and upwind ability. The Shinn Waterbird is not just a kiteboarding specific skimboard but takes the concept to the next level, it"s twin tip outline and rocker not only increase the ?trickability" of the board but also make it radically easier to use. 90cm of rocker flat and 51cm of width ensure that the planning is on a par with conventional skimboards however increasing the radius of the outline into the tips allowed us to make a board that is exceptionally stable in a straight line yet carves smoothly and effortlessly.