Tony Hawk. Success story
If you don't know Tony Hawke, you probably have never been interested in skateboarding. After all, it was with him that this sport gained the greatest popularity. Tony was the…

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Why do I need a pilot kite and what characteristics should it have?
In fact, many people think the aerobatic kite is extremely understandable, and there’s nothing to say about it. Well, what is a pilot kite really? The gizmo needed for a…

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How to escape from an avalanche
Snow avalanches themselves, about where the probability of their descent is greater, where there is less, how to independently determine the avalanche hazard of a potential skiing place, is described…

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snowboarding

Winter wakeboarding

It would seem that wakeboarding is, in general, summer entertainment. Well, at least from the subjective point of view of a resident of the temperate zone of the Earth, to which Russia belongs. We have a clear and distinct change of seasons. Summer, winter: And we are already used to waiting for summer to chase a boat or a winch on our favorite board. After all, it seems impossible to ride a wakeboard in winter when the ice is around. But you want to. Yes, and the form must be maintained, it is relevant in the winter.

But do not think that such a bright change of seasons occurs everywhere. There are a lot of very attractive places on our planet where they have never heard of snow and frost, but not only have they heard about wakeboarding, but they are also ready to provide everything necessary for lovers of this type of outdoor Continue reading

Kite management

The kite is controlled in the same way as an airplane – by giving the wing one degree or another roll. As reference points for determining the side of the roll, the attachment points of the slings related to the right or left hand of the rider are always taken. You need to understand that no matter what position the kite is in, the attachment points of the lines on it will not change – the red line will always be left and the blue line right. Accordingly, the red sling should be held in the left hand, and the blue in the right. Same with the ends of the control knob. The red end of the pen is in the left hand, the blue is in the right.

Thus, to give the kite the right roll, you need to pull the right (blue) line. To give the left roll, you need to pull the left (red) sling. Accordingly, when pulling the right sling, the kite will fly to the rider’s right hand, and when pulling the left, to the left. Continue reading

The essence of working with an aerobatic kite

The essence of working with an aerobatic kite is to develop the skills necessary for piloting a full towing kite.

The first thing you need to learn to do is lift the kite into the air and hold it at its zenith, at the point of minimum traction and maximum stability.

To raise the aerobatic kite into the air, it is necessary to lay it on the ground with domed slings to the sky, and the trailing edge to the wind. When laying the kite, the handle should be on the ground at a distance equal to the length of the lines. That is, the slings should not be confused, and the handle should lie next to the kite. Continue reading

Downhill: A Brief History of Extreme Cycling
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Hillside rules
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Base jumping. The most dangerous kind of extreme
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Tips for beginner wakeboarders. Technique of getting out of the water
Starting to ride a wakeboard, you may encounter a number of difficulties that will seem insurmountable or surmountable after a series of trainings. However, training has nothing to do with…

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