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Ryan C

Kitesurfing, flyboarding, jet skis and snowboarding are my top interests. Active in watersports since age 10. Got my boating license as soon as I turned 15 years old. That Red/Black RXP-X in all the photos here belongs to me. Most of the flyboard photos and video examples here are from my exploits.

How to Trim Your Kite in Kiteboarding: The Complete Guide

Kiteboarding is an exhilarating and unique sport, but some parts of it can become somewhat complex. One such complex part of this sport is knowing how to trim your kite before and during the action. Knowing how to properly trim your kite will help you pick up wind easier and make higher jumps over waves.  …

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How to Do a Darkslide While Kiteboarding

A darkslide is a trick that involves dragging the edge of your board through the water before bringing it back around. The movement seems simple, but watching veteran kiteboarders is not the same as doing it yourself. Above all, you need solid strength and timing to perform a darkslide. To perform a darkslide, it is …

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What Are the Best Kitesurfing Kites Made Of?

Kitesurfing is a pastime that combines flying a kite and surfing on waves into a unique and exhilarating sport. However, like any sport, the equipment is one of the most important parts. If the kitesurfing kites aren’t made of the proper material, they could get damaged in the action.  The best kitesurfing materials are nylon …

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How to Go Upwind in Kiteboarding – Advanced Guide

An exhilarating activity combining the elements of water with the masterful execution of mechanics, the global sport of kiteboarding has grown incredibly throughout the years. And there is one specific element to the sport that has continually attracted the attention of participants and onlookers alike – “going upwind.” To ride upwind well, you’ll need to …

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How do you do Kiteboard Transitions? Videos included

If you are new to the world of kiteboarding, there are a lot of key techniques to learn. As you grow from an amateur to a more seasoned kiteboarder, you will gain important skills. Learning kiteboard transitions will take you from feeling like a newcomer out on the water to maneuvering like an intermediate kiteboarder.  …

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Kitesurfing vs Kiteboarding: What’s the Difference?

The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are used interchangeably by many, and although they have many similarities, kitesurfing and kiteboarding actually refer to two distinct activities. What equipment you need and what precisely you can do depends on whether you are kitesurfing or kiteboarding. Technically kiteboarding and kitesurfing are the same sport, but the terms refer …

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How High Can Kitesurfers Jump?

Kite surfing first came about in the late 1970s, but it became more mainstream in the late 1990s after various kite designs were tested and refined. Kitesurfers started competing for the highest jump and craziest tricks in 1998 at the first competition in Maui. How high a kitesurfer can jump depends on factors such as …

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