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FAQ about kitesurfing VOL. 5: It’s all about boards (and boots).

Wanted: Kiteboard!

A little guide to find the right board – and the decision for straps or boots.

After harness, kite & bar, the kite etiquette and tips how to find the right equipment the last article of the FAQ series is about kiteboards.  As all other kind of equipment also the board is always a hotly debated topic with thousands of different opinions – not only about the size of the board but also concerning the question “Boots or straps?” as well as “Should I leave the grab handle on the board or not?” The content of this article is a combination of a) a lot of research work and b) experience of friends, a lot of kitesurfers I know and my humble self.

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FAQ about kitesurfing VOL. 4: Kite equipment – buy it used or new?

Equipment needed: It’s shopping time!

Most affected persons would describe the progression of a kite addiction quite similarly: Shortly before the acute phase switches imageover into the chronic condition, usually following symptoms appear: One has done his first meters with a kiteboard on the water and got totally hooked. Due to the boundless motivation of the new kite addict finally these questions come up: Where can I get my very own kitegear? And which equipment fits my personal needs?  Continue reading FAQ about kitesurfing VOL. 4: Kite equipment – buy it used or new?