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Dec 04, 2014

Dragged Up The Beach

On my very first kite fly to give this a go, on the beach with no board (just flying the kite) for some reason the kite lofted across when the winds eased

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Apr 19, 2013

Board danger

This is not really a kitemare but it does highlight a danger that as an intermediate kiter I was unaware of. I was out kiting in the waves at a local spot

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Apr 15, 2013

Kiteboarding Business for Sale

Kiteboarding online business for sale. is for sale, asking $35,000 USD.

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Mar 15, 2013

Landing on sharp wooden fence

I was just starting to learn to kite but was already going in the water by myself. When I got to the beach the weather was great and the wind perfect so

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Mar 11, 2013

Trainer Handles to Bar?

I have a Pansh 4 meter kite which originally came with handles. I am a kite boarder and want some fun on a non kite day. Can I attach a bar from another

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Jan 27, 2013

Can you fly trainer kites in the rain?

Does it matter if it is raining when u fly a trainer kite? Obviously kite board kites are designrd to fly when wet but what about training kites

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Jan 02, 2013

How do trainer kites inflate?

All the videos I see that have the Rush PRO 350 shows it fully inflated at take off. I don't see any way to inflate this kite

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Oct 11, 2012

Harness without a Bar?

Do you have to have a bar in order to wear a harness?

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Aug 27, 2012

Can you use HQ hydra 350 for kiteskiing and will it handle -20c

With limited funds, is there a do it all trainer kite? Can I use the HQ Hydra 350 during the winter to board/ski on snow,even at -20 below as well as on

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Jun 21, 2012

Kiteboarding Habo Ljung, Sweden

Information on Kiteboarding in Habo Ljung Sweden. Wind, water, beach, and school information.

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Jun 18, 2012

Near Drowning in Large Surf

Setting: Mid October, Wind: 25-30knts NW, Lake Huron (Great Lakes), Swell: 6-8ft rollers (generated by lage amount of fetch), Kite: 7m Evo, A friend

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Jun 06, 2012

Brake lines on my HQ Rush 250

I have a Rush 250 as well and I'm confused on how to attach the lines Does number 8 go on top of the number 16 lines or under (diagram in the question

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May 30, 2012

Rush 4 Pro 350 Trainer Kite

I got the Rush 4 pro 350 kite last week. I came just 2 days after I ordered it, in time for the weekend. I unpacked it checked it out quickly and everything

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May 30, 2012

Traction kite size

If I want to start getting on the water what size kite would be recommended for 5'10 about 150lbs

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May 09, 2012

Can you use a HQ symphony beach to kiteboard

I want to get kite boarding and I wanted to know if it is possible to kite board using the symphony beach. If it is what is the best size to get of you

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Mar 25, 2012

Rush Pro 300

Got a Rush Pro 300 for Christmas and took it out today on Boxing Day! What a rush!! Thanks Glen for the great service you gave my wife in helping her

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Mar 25, 2012

Trainer Kites/Water Kites Bar Crossover

Can you use the bar and lines used for your training kite for the big kite you would use for surfing? If not the lines what about the bar? Do you wear

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Dec 22, 2011

Would a rush pro 250 lift me

I have never used a power kite ( and really haven't used any kind of kite since I was a kid). I am 125 lbs and pretty fit (though not a gym every week

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Nov 22, 2011

Confused About Setting Up Lines on My Rush PRO

I can't remember how to rig my HQ 250 lines. I have lines on the trailing edge that I don't know where to attach. I have used the trainer once and went

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Nov 21, 2011

Do You Have Any Reviews Between the Rush 4 Pro 350 and the Hydra 350

I've done some research into Trainer Kites, I also want to get the most bang for my buck. So my question would be which is the most durable kite the Rush

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What is Kiteboarding?

Kiteboarder Kitesurfing

Kiteboarding is a fusion of wind and board sports that opens a world of possibilities. All you need is wind, a kite, and a board – any board.

Toss your kite into the wind and you can use it to pull you around, much like a boat except that you're in control. 

It doesn’t matter if you want to kiteboard on a lake, kitesurf at your favorite surf break, or snowkite up a mountain, it’s all possible.

It’s easy to understand why this sport is becoming so popular. It can be adapted to your own style and personality, and it doesn’t matter where you live; as long as you have wind you are in business!

The Purpose of this Website

Kiteboarder Snowkiting is intended to be a learning resource for you!  

All of this information comes from my experience as a kiteboarder, as well as the experience of many others. 

We have all evolved to where we are now through all sorts of trial and error, and that experience is shared on these pages. It is my hope that you use this site to learn, so you may experience the addictive highs of kiteboarding, while minimizing the lows.

Of course, your experience matters! If you know some tip, trick, or technique that will benefit others, contact me and share it.

Please Note – You cannot learn to kiteboard exclusively from this website. This site is not intended to replace the personalized teachings (and corrections) that a professional instructor provides during lessons. Lessons are highly recommended when learning any new sport, especially kiteboarding.

How It All Began

As a kid, I always wanted to fly. Mainly, I wanted to be a space-shuttle pilot or a fighter pilot. I had even considered flying commercial jets, helicopters, and hang-gliders, but what I really wanted was my own personal flying machine. I wanted to be able to fly at will, like a bird. The one thing I didn’t expect was where I was going to get my flying fix. 

One of the first times I realized that I could fly with a kite was when I was flying my trainer in a field. I noticed that if I flew the kite in a certain pattern it started to pull me up. This feeling intrigued me, so I began experimenting. It took about 10 minutes for me to figure out what made the kite pull up, and soon after that, I flew.

The kite rose and pulled me about 10 feet into the air. As I was pulled up I remember thinking “Oh my god, I’m flying!” The next thing I remember thinking was “Oh Sh*%, how do I get down?” I came down rather un-gracefully, but it didn’t matter, I was hooked.

I survived my first flight unharmed, and was left afterwards with two feelings. The first was excitement. The fact that I could kiteboard and catch huge air was a dream come true. The second feeling was concern. I realized that if a small trainer kite (3.6m2) had the power to lift me off the ground, then a real kiteboarding kite has the potential to be extremely dangerous. I knew that I had to approach this sport properly or I could really get hurt. It was this feeling of concern that spurred the research, learning, and experience that made this site possible.

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