How To Kite Landboard
How To Kite Landboard
Let's talk about another dimension of kite flying. This is how to kite landboard.
Hello, I'm Thomas from the Kitesurf Centre. Today, I'm just going to show you a couple of tips on how to fly a kite and how to get into these brilliant sports of kite flying. Okay, this is a quick guide on how to kite landboard.
So the first thing, really important, is we need to learn how to fly the kite so make sure that you're really comfortable when you're kite flying skills before you move on to the landboard. Then you just want to make sure that you got a really good open space to do it. So, beaches are perfect like we got here, nice hot sand, or if you go to a park, make sure there's loads of space and there's nothing that you're going to get dragged into or tangled up.
So give yourself a good bit of rim and you can go up and down then. So to get going on our landboard, what we need to do is we need to make sure that our board is not facing completely across the wind. So, don't just stand as if you're normally flying your kite, learn to be a little bit more side on so the board's aiming about 45 degrees towards the wind.
We then need to get that initial dive with the kite, so we're going to bring the kite slightly back on ourselves and then really nice big dive to get us rolling. And once you're rolling, we're going to keep your kite moving up and down to keep the power. Just think about the board as well.
When you tilt the board backwards, so put pressure on the heels. It's going to start to curve up into the wind. If you press on your toes, it's going to go towards the wind.
So for the initial bit, we just want to keep the board flat because we want to get that rolling. Once you start to get rolling, we need to put a little bit of pressure on our heel ledge and that's going to allow us to go across the wind a bit more. If you're going to get an amount of power on your kite, you can start to dig in a bit more with your heels and go into the wind really well.
As soon as you got a good angle, you then want to flatten up because you don't want to keep it in the ankles, you're going to carve right around and that's how we stop. If you don't want to stop, you can start flattening off once you're rolling nicely. So now, I'm going to get going.
So, I'm now nice and balanced on the board, quite flat, knees slightly bend, I'm going to bring the kite gently back, and a big dive now to get rolling. So keep the kite going up and down, up and down. And that's how to kite landboard. .