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  1. Power Kites

    Whether they're flat, dimensional or parafoil-based, this is the place to discuss any sort of power kite flying, tuning and repair techniques.

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  2. Kite Buggy

    Setting the trend for traction kiting in the early 90s, buggying is still going strong worldwide with speed and distance records being set everyday.

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  3. Kite Surfing

    Arguably the hottest thing on the global kiting market, kite surfing blends extreme sports with wind sports to make an exciting and media-rich past time.

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  4. Kite Boarding

    Quickly becoming one of the hot facets of power kiting, kite boarding is something else... Imagine a big skateboard with knobby wheels, and you've got it!

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    • Hello, and a line question
      200# line is good for a Power Sled 24 in light wind... under 10mph... but I would never fly either my UltraFoil 15 or Power Sled 24 on less than 300# line in winds 10mph or more. You might be thinking X number of pounds of static pull, but you have to take in to account the... I don't know what you;d call it, jerk strength.... the momentary jerk that uneven winds exert on a kite and it's line. That's what broke the 300# line with my Power Foil 24, was a gust, I guess. Who knows, it was a result of an approaching front that grew out of control before we realized what was on top of us. Yeah, my mind was blown that 300# line failed. The kite was lost for good, I sprinted after it, and probably covered over 1/2 mile before I gave up on it.  I had to do without my trusty lifter for a few months, but my family replaced it for my next birthday, so it's now just a distant memory. I wonder who found the lost kite... I wonder if they knew what to do with it... It would be funny to see it in the air someday.  Like I said, I was lucky, I had my GoPro up there with the kite at the time, the line broke above the camera, and the camera fell straight down, at least 100 feet into the sand. Got the camera back, and still works to this day. But... I always use too strong a line for any kite in whatever the wind is. 
    • Hello, and a line question
      Oh, some kind of power sled kite ... I am not familiar with it ... sorry that I got the wrong idea/kite ...   ... Since Rob has/had one Power Sled 24 or someone may experience similar power sled kite like your " hg1027's New Tech parafoil 5" will probably have the best answers I have seen it on video, but not smaller ... but this one IS green HULK strong ...  to be safe ... get 200 lbs lines ... I don't know how is the strength/quality on that material ... like one said ... it can snapped or blow out ... Rhombus Anum 7.2m is a strong and cheap power kite, but I know that quality won't last very long, because the air ducts are fraying.   If I have been aggressive flying/jumping it constantly ... I could hurt myself in it if it breaks like your kite hurt could break your expensive camera ... you just need to test your parafoil 5 with very cheap something (a large rock) attached to your kite that is triple heavy as your camera and test fly it ... did it passed for how long at what wind speed and the whole nine yard ? ... test it and do some experience on it    or better yet ... buy a cheap action camera   p.s. I don't know how I missed the first 2 comments ... I thought this was hyzakite's topic and turned out to be hg1027's topic ... SORRY !!! (laughing)
    • Hello, and a line question
      I was just referring to hg1027's New Tech parafoil 5. But New Tech, SkyDog or Premier parafoil 5's are all 5sqft.
    • Hello, and a line question
      A 100# line with a 100-lb load is like a knife blade in your hand! Well said -- and even worse if you hands are wet -- ask any fisherman. I have flown in 40+mph winds over grass. Wouldn't even try on the beach, get sandblasted to death.
    • What camera ??
      I would love to have 2 (two) of this https://shop.soloshot.com/ as a gift ... you can attach the transmitter to kite and on yourself and both cameras will follow ... I really like that ... ... imagine it ... in Picture in Picture   p.s. it can zoom in or out if transmitter is too far away or too close up     I really like this Contour Roam Action Camera I would choose Contour Roam 1 HD or Roam 3 ... because great quality and affordable (only like 15 dollars difference) ... Roam 1 HD is hard to find ... so, better off to get Roam 3