The IKO Kiteboarder Handbook goes hand in hand with your lessons from an IKO instructor. It follows the IKO Kiteboarder Program that your lessons are based on, and includes very important information on Equipment, Weather, Tides, Safety, Riding Techniques- as well as lots of other very useful information. At the end of each Section, there is a short test to make sure you have understood the information. You will use this as a way of checking your progression.
Knowing what size kite to ride, is the eternal question for every kiteboarder.
Kiteboarding is not like other sports, where you always use the same equipment each time. Because in kiteboarding the playing field is always different.
Each year tens of thousands of people participate in the world’s most popular kite sport “powerkiting”. Powerkiting, is a popular form of kiteflying that uses a steerable kite to perform tricks and stunts. Powerkiting is also a prelude to traction kite sports. Traction kite sports include; kitesurfing, kite buggying, kite sailing, and kite ATB (all terrain boarding). Traction sports refer to the kite providing the traction, or pulling power.