Kites often referred to as «air dragons» have been popular for many centuries. We remember them from childhood. Fathers taught their sons how to build kites with own hands, choosing bright colors and durable materials. The brighter the kite is, the better it is seen in the air and the more it stands out among other kites of neighbor children. Do you remember excitement and sincere joy of seeing you kite go up for the first time? Watching it surf in the air is an unforgettable experience.
Love for kites have passed from generation to generation, but ways to use it changed till today. People are no longer satisfied with passively watching the kite from a ground, they want to actively fly with it.
Not long ago a new extreme sport activity called kiting appeared. Here person doesn’t watch the lite from the ground and instead flies along with it. It is so cool to try to conquer the air and watch tiny people on the ground who seem to be ants’ size from such height. An even newer kind of extreme sport is kite surfing. Here a person wants to conquer both air and water at the same time! As you can guess, it is a combination of surfing and kiting where the person uses both a surf to move on the ground and a kite to move with a wind. Such activity may seem dangerous from the side and it can be if a person is not physically or mentally ready or if this person doesn’t follow safety rules.
To make an extreme leisure safe and pleasant, one needs to choose a proper kite. Generally speaking, there are 2 types of kites: one is used during summer and is called an inflatable kite while the other one is used during winter and is called a foil kite. A main difference is in adjustment either to snow or water surface. It is advised to start your kiting experience during summer since it was noticed it was easier to learn during warm season. Such type of kites is divided into 3 parts: low-, medium- and high-ratio kites. Newbies are recommended to use low-ratio kites since they are easier to manage. Freshers are also recommended to make their first steps into this extreme sport supervised by a professional instructor, who can supply the fresher with both physical and mental support. … Read the rest