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Flying a Trainer Kite

How I Learned to Fly a Trainer Kite ? Here is a list of some safety guidelines I followed, when I  fly my Trainer kite.     Trainer kites can injure me and others around me, they are not toys. I made sure I kept a safe distance away for people and animals, and hazards such as powerlines, buildings and trees.…

Secret to Learning to kiteboard quickly and safely

How do you learn to kiteboard Quicker and Safer ? The secret to learning how to kiteboard / kite surf safer and more quickly than most people is to adopt the following agenda: Understand that Kiteboarding/ Kitesurfing is an Extreme Sport and there are real risks to the safety of you and those around you.  …

Buy the right size of Kite.

Kite size does matter ! Simply put, take your kiteboarding lesson first!  Your kiteboarding instructor with show you how the kite works, and what you should be practicing. You will get to fly the kite/s and see for yourself if you can handle the kite and you may even get to try the kite you…

Private Kiteboard lesson or Group Kiteboarding Lesson ?

What lesson is best for you …. Private or Group lesson? Any lesson with the professional, certified, licensed and insured instructors, at Manta Wind & Water Sports, is the right lesson to get you started in the sport of kiteboarding, aka: kitesurfing.  The reason we say this is based on years of experience teaching to individuals…

Trainer Kites :

Trainer kites are smaller, and a different design, than the kites used in kiteboarding.  The idea is to purchase one before you take professional lessons, and spend some time on your own developing basic flying skills and confidence with those skills. We offer 2 sizes of trainer kites to our customers,  3meter and 3.5 meter size models. The 3m…

My harness is riding up !

Is your waist harness sliding up to your armpits? Is your seat harness giving you crotch squeeze? Providing your harness is actually the right size for you … the first thing you should look for, is your stance. If you are standing tall while you fly a kite, your harness will always try to slide…

Skills to Practice

Time To Practice Kite Skills ! Now that the kite boarding season is fast approaching, It’s time to pull that gear out and develop the fundamental skills that maximize safety and success, and minimize on frustration and risk. These skills can be practiced in much lighter wind than you think.  You can perform land practice…

Tips for Self Starters

Tips for you self starters:   Secrets to learn faster and safer: Rule #1:      The Kite is #1 … it must not fall or crash EVER!   ( The kite is only allowed to go down, when YOU want it down.) Rule #2:     It’s all about Kite Skill !    (…

How can you tell if you have a quality kiteboarding instructor?

It takes time to become a good kiteboarding instructor.   I’m not talking about the years spent riding. I’m talking about the time actually spent teaching this sport. Simple truths about good kiteboarding instructors:   The best instructors love to teach. They don’t burnout and they always want to improve.   No one is good…

What gear should you buy?

If your going to purchase kiteboarding gear, we suggest you consider the following points to help you get the right gear on the first try. What size kite did your instructor recommend for you to ride in your area? If your instructor rides in your area, ask him/her what size is best for you.  If…