Kitesurfing is an awesome new sport that can be enjoyed by anybody. With adventure sports there is an element of danger which can cause harm or death so all Safety Warnings must be followed.
Before attempting to kitesurf we recommend you get lessons from a qualified kitesurf instructor.
Videos are an excellent way to help brush up on your skills. There are a number of excellent dvd's available.
Kitesurfing Instructional dvd's
Youtube is also an excellent resource to learn some skills.
Kitesurfing Instructional Youtube videos
Learn more important safety tips from these great websites.
Kitesurfing with friends is always more fun and alot safer.
KITE FLYING CAN BE DANGEROUS – Read these instructions before Inflating. By using this product the user fully understands the inherent hazards and dangers that may lead to serious injuries or death.
- Never use near power lines, airports, streets, rocks, trees, houses, vehicles, including boats, bystanders or any other structure.
- Observe the weather conditions and do not use this product in thunderstorms, offshore, overly strong or gusty winds.
- For adult use only. Learn how to fly competently before using this product.
- This product is not a floatation or flying device and should not be used as one.
- Always wear safety equipment such as helmet and when using in water, a personal floatation device.
- Always allow the kite to dry before storage. Do not overinflate and have any damage repaired immediately by a qualified repair facility.
Before using the control bar you MUST fully understand how the quick release works and are confident in releasing and re-engaging the quick release system. We recommend releasing and re-engaging the safety release at least 6 times to familiarize yourself.
Simply spin the swivel in the reversed direction the lines are twisted in. It is important to keep your lines twist free to ensure the kite flags freely.
Simply grab and pull. If you have your kite fully trimmed, open the velcro loop and close around the depower rope so it does not dangle and get tangled.
Simple cleat system. Push in to engage and pull out to disengage.
Hook your harness hook to the loop then push your loop stick into the harness hook under the loop. To disengage reverse this process.
Simple push away releases and easy re-engage. Connect the mini kite lease to your harness in an easy to reach place for easy access.
Ensure you have adequate clear space downwind of you. Release your Quick Release and the kite will simply fall to the ground. The kite may flip around a little before coming to a complete rest.
Some kites are tuned to perform best with a high front line split. To uses the high split simply attach the loop ring to the high connection point and thread the opposite front line through the ring.
If you are using the control bar at the standard split setting simply remove the high split loop ring.
The simplest way to connect your 5th line is to thread the 5th line around the center part of the Trim Bracket and pull tight.
If you need to calibrate your flying lines follow these simple instructions to adjust the pigtail length
1 - Remove pigtail from flying line
2 - Lossen larks knot
3 - Lossen stopper knot
4 - Move stopper knot up or down then pull tight
5 - Slide larks knot back into place and pull tight
Adjust the pigtails longer or shorter to help calibrate your flying line length.
Some riders like to use a small loop. If you want to customize your loop follow these simple instructions:
1- Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver, Sharp knife, Drill with a small drill bit (2mm)
2 - Remove the 2 screws holding in the loop
3 - Pull loop out and cut to length
4 - Drill 2 pilot holes. Make sure the holes go through the center of the rope
5 - Fasten screws back into base ensuring the screw went into the pilot holes
6 - Its recommended not to make your loop too small
When servicing your bar you may have to remove your quick release.
Follow these instructions.
1 - Tools needed: Punch (16mm), Hammer
2 - Remove safety ring
3 - Punch out pins holding on QR top
4 - Remove QR top
5 - Remove pins and main de-power rope. The QR is now completely removed
6 - Install De-power rope over pin holders
7 - Push down the rope in the groove around the hole so it is seated correctly
8 - Push into place QR top and hammer in pins
9 - Thread safety line back through QR and reinstall safety ring