The Slingshot B2 trainer kite is one of the best trainer kites to use to learn the sport of kiteboarding or kitesurfing. Most people that learn kiteboarding have little experience with kites. Many come from a background of similar sports like: water skiing, bodyboarding, skimboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, surfing and snowboarding. Even though these sports are related, kiteboarding is significantly different and requires instruction. Here at Jupiter Kiteboarding we recommend that you start with the basics of kite flying and and always follow the safe kiteboarding guidelines.
Jupiterkiteboarding believes strongly in the use of trainer kites. These are smaller kites which you can purchase and fly before taking a lesson. Although trainer kites comes in several sizes, they are much smaller on average than the inflatable kites that are used on the water for kiteboarding. These kites come with an instructional CD and are designed for people who have never flown a power kite before.
The main skill to master with the trainer kite is steering while maintaining correct body posture. Once the trainer kite has been mastered we recommend taking a lesson with one of our IKO or PASA certified instructors. On average 3–9 hours of instruction is required to get up and going on a board
The Slingshot B2 trainer kite is an excellent kite to learn on and is also great for children and smaller adults under 130 lbs. This package comes complete with a Lightweight aluminum control bar with EVA foam grip-Compact storage bag- kite and bar fold down into a compact bag-Flying lines-Instructional DVD. The Slingshot Trainer Kites have a proven reputation as the best trainer kites ever produced and they are easy to fly. These kites are durable, forgiving and provide a background in basic flying skills. Learn to fly the trainer kite safely and develop the basic kite skills before your first lesson.
Kiteboarding Progression Beginner. As a fully authorized IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) instructional DVD, you can rest assured that Progression: Beginner will enhance the learning process, being the perfect companion to professional instruction.
Subjects covered in Progression: Beginner include:
- Location and Conditions
- Equipment and Terminology
- Kite Setup
- Launching and Landing
- Kite Flying
- Body Dragging
- Re-launch and Self Rescue
- Riding and Staying Upwind
- Change of Direction
With over 2 1/2 hours of meticulous instruction, slow motion run-throughs, and common problem analysis, you’ll progress to intermediate level in no time! Don’t expect to watch the DVD from start to finish each time, just focus in on the sections that you are currently looking to improve upon.
So many people learn to kite and then struggle for months or even years trying to move on and progress through to the areas of kitesurfing that excite people in the first place. With this DVD we aim to get you riding confidently, staying upwind, carving turns and jumping into the sky. Then you’ll be ready for the next steps.
This package also comes with the latest Kiteboarding magazine!
(Sorry, we cannot accept requests for specific colors. Kite in photo may not be color that is shipped.)
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 April, 2007.