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Think you know all the twists available to kiteboarding yet? Hereís another...
July 04, 2010


This months photo is one more twist on kiteboarding. For anyone with bad knees or poor balance, this option just might appeal to you.


Rollin on Three Wheels

Itís becoming less of a secret that kites are just a way of pulling something. You can just about pull anything (with various levels of success), and this monthís photo shows the kite buggy - another way to enjoy beautiful breezes on the beach.

These three wheeled carts are little more than metal tube framing and tires. The front wheel can be steered with the driverís feet, freeing up his hands to fly the kite. Once set up and rolling, buggying is more like sailing than kiteboarding. Thereís no need to balance on a board or flounder in the water - all you have to do is steer and fly the kite.

This buggier was found in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, however he could have been anywhere - the Salt Flats of Utah, a beach in the Netherlands, or a desert in Egypt. Itís just a matter of taking advantage of what you have to work with.

The bottom line is, thereís likely a kite sport out there that you will enjoy, even if you donít like snow, water, or falling off a board.

Thanks to Jana and Gord Hiebert of Element Eco Design for submitting this monthís photo.

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We have more pictures, and links to a number of great video clips.

In the Works...

Watch out for these up and coming additions to

  • 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.

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