Pre Season gear checks for kiteboarders
Nothing looks more embarrassing than a kite kite rolling down the beach, detached from someones leash and causing havoc amidst the beach goers. Except for maybe a rider getting dragged on his face across a sand bar. Don’t laugh! Both have happened at a beach near you, and it’s because of their failure to check equipment.
Save yourself the embarrassment this summer season by following our quick checklist before your next session. Time is short when the arrows are green, so we’ll keep it quick!
5 Minute Kiteboarding Gear Check
Inspect for damageoLeash: Webbing, Bungee & Hook
oLeash Quick Release
oPump hoses and fittings
oLines & Bar Grip
oQuick Release/Suicide Release Mech.
oKite Leading Edge
oBridles, especially around pulleys
oBoard rails, especially heelside
oFootstrap webbing, bolts & laces
oBinding inner linings, laces, mounts
Check for FunctionalityoLeash QR, especially if you ride Suicide!
oPump – Pumping air up and down, shaft lubed up.
oChickenloop Quick Release – Releases, and re-engages correctly.
oPulleys on kite bridle
Replace every yearoSunscreen in your car
oSunglasses – Claim them on tax!
oAquapack (if you use one for your keys)
oFirst Aid Kit - or at least replace the bits you used!
Rare "Storm Warning" for WA Coast - Perth
Massive winds forecast for WA as tropical storm and cold front combine to unleash the full force of a storm category winds
New Foilboarding Category in the Buy & Sell
Foil kits complete, componets, support for Wind Wings and more.