Author: Mike Smeelen

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Kiteboots or kitepads?

Should i use kiteboots or pads? Did you always wander, when should i ride with kite boots? I see all the pro riders doing all these tricks in boots. I want to land those tricks to! Such a question, needs a well formed answer. On this page we got you covered with the right answer…
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How do i choose a kiteboard

Choose the type of kiteboard The board that you choose will be determined by your type of riding. We got you a few selections. But when you are a beginner we highly recommend to start your first meters on a twin tip. This so all the choices you make afterwards are one transfers. Which selections…
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Which Kite should i choose?

The Million Dollar question: Which kite do you need?  Can i choose? YES you can!   Why is there such a big variety? Because there are different designs for different goals or styles. In a rough summary we can spread out the difference in 4 types. Note this is not all! We might work it…
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Which gear do you need for Kitesurfing?

It is always a exciting period but so overwhelming. You did your first meters on the board and you are super stoked to get your first own kiteset!  Where do you start this journey? Do you buy second handed yes or no? We made you a simple checklist to follow What do i need to…
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S-bend

Previous Trick Unhooked Frontroll Difficulty level of the trick: Next Trick S-bend to blind How to do a S-bend Do you feel comfortable with the railey and some unhooked frontrolls? Then it is time to take it to the next level and try out the S-bend! make sure you have a comfortable riding speed put…
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Powered Backroll

The Powered Backroll is probably one of the first freestyle tricks that you will attempt, when you got the basic jumps figured out. Now it is time to start spinning! This is the powered backroll or Freestyle backroll. There is also a freeride backroll. This is probably one of the first tricks that you will attempt…
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Waterstart for kitesurfing

Warning Before trying the water start with a kite: There are a lot of ways to explain this part but the most important thing to do and what we support as KiteStars is that you should take a lessen and not go try out on your own! Kitesurfing is not a dangerous sport if you…
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