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Kite Knife 8" Yellow Plastic

Kite Knife 8

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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KiteboardingUK.com IKO/BKSA Discovery Kiteboarder Program 1 Day Only - £130 Email Us for more info!

KiteboardingUK.com IKO/BKSA Discovery Kiteboarder Program 1 Day Only - 130 Email Us for more info!


Please email us for dates and availability of the lessons!


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 o’clock 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

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Want to find out what the weather is doing?

Want to find out what the weather is going to do?

To find out what wind direction and conditions we need in Lowestoft for ideal kiteboarding conditions, and at other locations around the UK we have made this easy to access list for our KiteboardingUK customers!

BBC Weather A five day weather forecast generally only accurate up to two days ahead has a real time weather station showing wind real time way off Lowestoft.Still very handy. We don't trust it around holiday periods as it always gets it wrong but normally it's good maybe they all knock off early and go party when its a bank holiday.
BBC weather forcast
BBC Tides This site shows the tide timetables for our local areas at Lowestoft. Click on East for all locations.
BBC Tide Charts
BBC Winds Amoving picture of wind being generated local. Press the play button at the bottom left of the chart.
BBC Wind - as it happens
XC Weather XC is a real time wind report. Please be aware that the bouy/wind indicator out at sea does not pick up local winds/sea breezes on Lowestoft seafront as many times we have be kiteboarding and the wind is nowhere to be seen on XC. This wind station is a long way out in the North Sea. But generally this site is very accurate. Norwich Airport is the best indicator for what is happening in Lowestoft and you can generally add 3-6 mph to this for the wind on the coast. This is a great website.
XC Weather
Wind Finder This site generally reads high by about 3 to 6 MPH, but does tell you the approach of the weather systems and from this you can work it out as most weather patterns follow similar patterns. Ideal and very accurate to the hour. Very good at predicting swaully, bad frontal weather patterns. Obviously avoid these conditions.
Wind Finder
Wind Guru Tides, Forcast, Winds - this site has it all for worldwide weather.
Wind Guru
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