Kitesurfing, also known as kite surfing, fly surfing, and kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull the rider through the water on a small surfboard, a wakeboard, or a kiteboard.
A kitesurfer uses a board with foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel himself and the board across the water. However, this simplicity also makes kitesurfing challenging. A kitesurfer's body is the only connection between the kite and the board. The kite is piloted in the sky while the board is steered on the water.
iSkills is a guide to the fundamental skills which are important to participate in the sport of Kitesurfing.
Naturally enough, opinions vary as to how important each skill is to the sport.
The purpose of this guide is to help you think about the skills you have and the wide range of sports you have potential in.
Skill ratings are for comparing the importance of each skill, relative to the other skills required for this sport.
Comparing each skill's rating level with other sports is not advised.
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Some other Sports Requiring Similar Skills
||Sport is played above the water; no motor required.
||Sport requires fitness and endurance; physical contact and supreme strength are less critical.
||Sport requires both strong creativity and skill level.
||Intellect is helpful to change tactics or adjust playing strategy from time to time.
||Sport depends mostly on each player's individual talents.
||Local venues may be few and far between requiring some travel to participate.
|Cost of Participation
||To participate effectively, equipment ownership or venue access may cause costs to be relatively high.
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