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Wind Kiting in Greece of Europe

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The kite surfing or kite surfing (also sometimes called kiteboarding, or flysurfing ) is a sport that involves sliding using a kite traction ( kite, English), which pulls the athlete ( kiter ) for four or five (rarely two) lines, two fixed to the bar, and the two or three remaining through the center of the rod and attached to the body by a harness, allowing hydroplane through a table or ski type Wakeboard designed for this purpose.
You can practice various forms; jumps and maneuvers ( freestyle ), between buoys races ( race ) and surf in waves.

The basic equipment has different safety features. The tandem kite-bar is the more items it contains. If a gust of wind too strong with the kite you can not control and can pull, the harness called the chickenloop has a safety ring that releases the kite body. It is only then that acts the fifth line option, which prevents the kite release and lose. Through the bar pass a line, giving room for the bar either stays close to the body or out, this action affects slightly on the kite making it more or less sensitive to wind (capturing more or less wind), is itself a safety measure, because you can regulate the kite when strong winds come. Kites two lines do not have this system, which is really essential.

Although the practice of this sport is rather recent widespread, it is known that from the twelfth century in China and Indonesia, where they used kites to haul small boats. In the early nineteenth century, the British inventor George Pocock patented a kite traction for cars and boats. He made ​​several tests and broke several records. Their ships could sail in directions within 90 degrees from the wind direction. In November 1903, the American inventor Samuel Cody crossed on Channel surfing with kites. In 1970, the English invented Kite Peter Powell two lines, and built a delta shaped kite with which he sailed in small boats. It is not, however, until 1977 when Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise patented a navigation system on a table surf for a type of parachute, thus becoming the father of kitesurfing. In Indonesia it is a culture and art, the designs are many and varied, in these areas is where the industry is kiteboarding.

The person with the kite attached to the waist using a device called a trapezoid, it is placed on the board, controls the kite with the bar, and the water is driven by the wind that hits kite. To control it through a bar, you can move (luff or bear away) choosing a path, catching waves or performing jumps. This sport, relatively recent, is a time of great popularity and a growing practice in Brazil, and the world. The kiteboarder uses various equipment, first connect your waist a ‘trapeze’, which is a belt possessed a hook made ​​of steel, then connects to “slash” the trapeze, through the “chicken loop” (a strap with a clip, the which is part of the bar and connects the kite through lines (4 or 5 according to the model of the kite).

Already exist in the market with kites hybrid form between the “C” and the “flat”, who seek the best of both. The kite “bow” is easier to relaunch after falling into the water, some redecolam without intervention athlete. The many lines of the halter may curl, especially in inexperienced hands. Depending on the model takes a long time to deflate and store. If improperly adjusted or a small disruption in halter occurs, the kite loses the flight profile and looks terrible.

In concept, are similar to kites toy because they have only one layer of fabric and fiber frame. Are inexpensive and exert traction as well, but less than a foil. Redecoláveis ​​are not, and may even sink. The frames can break or lead to severe injuries from the impact of falls. Kite surfing is practiced with a table at the foot with which he “glides” on the water. In light wind conditions using kites larger than those used in high winds. With ideal conditions it is possible to practice the sport in a safe, just gliding (free-riding), performing various tricks evolution (freestyle). You can use the kite is on the waves and on flat water depending on the characteristics of the spot, that is, in the jargon used windy place.

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