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Hereís Why Kiteboarding Will Be the Biggest Board Sport in the World...
December 05, 2009


This monthís photo shows the reason why kiteboarding is going to explode more than any board sport in the world, and itís easy to see why. If you want to surf, you need waves. If you want to wakeboard, you need a boat. If you want to snowboard, you need a mountain. If you want to land-board, you need a trail.

So what makes this photo so special? This kiter has none of these!


No Trail, No Waves, No Boat, No Summer Ė Still Kiteboarding!

The problem with many board sports is that they are limited by their location. You canít surf if you donít have waves. You canít wakeboard if you donít have a boat (or a lake). You canít snowboard if you donít have a mountain and a ski lift.

The beauty of kiteboarding is that you can tailor it specifically to you and your unique situation. You donít have to travel 1000 miles to catch the perfect wave, and you donít have to ride in freezing cold water if you donít want to.

If you live where thereís lots of snow, you can kite on it. If you live where there are lots of mountains, you can kite on them. If you live where there are lots of lakes, you can kite on them in the summer and the winter.

The rider in the photo above lives in Northern Russia, and Iíd be willing to bet that he gets to go do what he loves more often than most Canadians that like to surf, or most Australians that like to snowboard. And itís all because he tailored his kiteboarding experience to his specific situation. So go ahead, tailor yours!

Do you have a photo that absolutely trumps this one? How about one that captures the true beauty of kiteboarding? Or even one that is just plain fun?! If so, I'd love to give it a chance to be the next Photo of the Month Ė just send it to

In the Works...

Watch out for these up and coming additions to

  • -- NEXT ON THE PLATE -- Trainer Kite Field Guide. - 60% Complete
  • Every single question, problem, and difficulty from the Trainer Kite Reviews is being documented and answered in a 20-30 page trainer kite field guide that everyone can take out and use when flying their trainer. There will be full photo walkthroughs and exercises, much like on, all contained in a ultra-compact and portable booklet.

  • Intermediate Kiteboarding Practice. How-toís and walkthroughs for intermediate riding skills like: riding upwind, jumping, and powered-up transitions.

  • Better and More Detailed Photos on the Website. Watch out for new and more descriptive photos of hard to explain exercises coming soon to the website.

  • Thats all for this edition, thanks for tuning in!
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