The Basics of Kiteboarding

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Peter Trombetti
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A relatively new water sport, kiteboarding combines elements of snowboarding, skateboarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and kite flying. By using special kites, kiteboarders can maneuver their boards through the water and air, as well as over the land. As the managing partner of Oficio Group, company founder Peter Trombetti oversees all aspects of the organization’s business development, recruitment, and sales. Outside of work, Peter Trombetti maintains an active lifestyle that includes a recent foray into kiteboarding.

Since kiteboarding requires the ability to handle and maneuver a kite, kite flying on land in moderate winds is often an initial step for learning how to do it. After familiarization with a kite on land, aspiring kiteboarders can acquaint themselves with basic maneuvers along the beach and within the water. Practicing how to skid on the beach under the power of a kiteboarding kite serves as a good way to learn balance while experiencing the kite’s force. Allowing a kite to pull one across the water enables him to learn how to control it, should he fall off his board in the water.

Once the basics are learned, beginners must become accustomed to flying with a harness before finally moving into the water to practice things like maintaining speed and travelling upwind, let alone tricks. It is typically suggested that people who are new to kiteboarding take lessons from qualified instructors. It is also important that beginners not rush into the water. Learning the proper drills on land will help elevate the level of kite control precision and accelerate learning within the water.

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  1. Admin says:

    I’ve tried kiteboarding a couple of times but had no idea about how it all started. A very informative and interesting article! Thanks for the share 🙂

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