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Kiteboarding Tips and Articles

 

Kiteboarding kites pumped up on the dune

 

One of the great things about kiteboarding is that there is just so much to learn and discuss about it. Here are some of our random thoughts on our favorite sport.

 

MACkiteboarding Blog

For true randomness when it comes to kiteboarding and other boardsports, check out our blog. You'll find news, articles, and pretty much whatever strikes our fancy. Read more...

MACkite Surf Shop Facebook Page

Blog not quite random enough for you? Ok, try our Facebook page. We even let our surf shop post on there, so we're never quite sure what'll pop up. Read more...

MACkiteboarding YouTube Videos

Reading is good and all, but sometimes the best way to say it is in a video. Here we have several videos reviewing boards and other random products, and of course a tour of the shop from a dog's perspective. Watch more...

MACkiteboarding Forums

Enough of OUR randomness- it's time for YOU to post what's on your mind! Want to know where everyone's riding today? Got a gear question, or maybe a tip to share? The kiteboarding community welcomes you! Read more...

Kiteboarding Terms and Definitions

Like many sports, kitesurfing has certain colloquialisms that can make it sound like an entirely different language. Here, many of the more common references have been translated, as well as some of the more technical terminology. Read more...

Top 10 Kiteboarding Myths

You can't believe everything you hear. Here we dispel some kiteboarding myths that you've probably heard at one time or another. Read more...

A Look at the Origins of Kitesurfing

The popularity of kiteboarding is expanding quickly, but just where did it come from? Its origins go back a lot further than most people suspect. Read more...

Don't Kill Anyone

So I've been kiting for 7 or 8 years now and have luckily avoided injuring another person. I mean luckily because I've done some stupid things! Read more...

Fat Guys Can Kiteboard Too

Hi, I'm Jake and I like to eat and kiteboard. Oh, and yeah- I weigh 260 lbs. I gained 40 lbs working a desk job and eating and drinking a lot of beer! Yum. Read more...

Boardies and Wettys

From a surfer's perspective, a kiteboarder wearing boardshorts overtop of a wetsuit seems really goofy. As a kiteboarder, it still seems goofy, but with a small dash of function. Read more...

Take a Kiteboarding Vacation

This is a great way to kick off your season. So I know what you are thinking - why is MACkite calling a kiteboarding vacation a tip? Well, here are the reasons. Read more...

How to Make Your Kiteboarding Vacation Rock

The first thing I would recommend if you are heading out for a road trip would be to find a couple of veterans - they really will teach you so much and save your butt a few times too. Read more...

How To Pack Your Kiteboarding Gear For Vacations

By getting an appropriate kiteboarding gear bag and learning how to effectively pack it, you'll have no reason to leave your equipment behind. Read more...

How to Travel Safely with Your Kiteboard

Use pipe insulation to ensure safe travels for your kiteboard. Just trim the insulation to the dimensions of your board and slip it over the board edges. Read more...

How to Find Your Lost Kiteboard

A couple of weeks ago I was riding on the Atlantic side off of Nags Head, NC. Sadly I got separated from my board in some dicey conditions with a side off wind. Read more...

Coaching

Joe B pulled me aside one day and said that it was time to learn to back roll. Two hours later I was hitting them fairly consistently. Wow - Joe spent an hour with me and amped me up for days - Thanks Joe! Read more...

How Can I Ride Between the Water and Snow Seasons?

Well, it is nearing the end of kiteboarding season in the northern latitudes, so what's a guy to do? Why, go power kiting of course. A lot of people have been mesmerized by the dream of kitesurfing while missing out on the early aspects of power kites. Read more...

Why You Should Progress Your Kiteboarding with an Intermediate Lesson

Kiteboarding lessons are all too frequently thought of as something a beginner does in order to learn how be safe on the water. But intermediate lessons can improve your current set of tricks, as well as open the door for new ones. Read more...

How Exercise Makes You a Better Kitesurfer

Like any sport, the more practice you put into kiteboarding, the better your riding will be. One factor that is so often overlooked though when bettering your kiting ability is preparing off of the water. Read more...

What is your riding style?

We explore the 5 main styles of riding in this illustrated article. Which style(s) do you practice in your time on the water? Read more...

Water, Land, and Snow Comparison

Here is a comparison of the different options available to people in the many uses of traction kites. You will notice that kiteboarding on the water is the hardest of all traction kites to learn. Spend your off season or bad wind direction days on a landboard, rollerblades or in the snow, and your on-the-water time will also grow as your skills as a rider increase. Read more...

New vs. Used Kiteboarding Gear

Kiteboarding can appear to be an expensive sport. So naturally, in an effort to reduce the financial burden, people instinctively turn to avenues such as Craigslist, Ebay, or the random forum for a deal on a used kitesurfing kite or kiteboard. And while that can be a perfectly viable option, this is what I learned from my dealings with the second-hand kiteboarding market. Read more...

Protect Yourself When Buying Used Kitesurfing Equipment

When buying a used kiteboarding kite, there are a couple important steps to take to better protect yourself as a buyer. While they aren't foolproof, the below tips will certainly create a methodical approach that will help make the transaction more secure, and hold the seller to a greater degree of accountability. Read more...

Sailing Skills and Kiteboarding

Sailors gain a weighty advantage when it comes to wind knowledge in kiteboarding. The concept of wind direction, quality, and ride-ability will seem familiar to even the most novice sailor. Read more...