Terms you might want to know about!
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Giving your kite to a complete novice and watching him get the
kite pulled out of his hands and into a briar patch, but not before
taking out a couple people who then tell people kites and kiteboarders
"Close to the wind"
- it's easy to go down wind (broad reach) , and 90 degrees across
the wind (beam reach), but you have to get back to where you started
sometime. How closely to straight upwind you can go with your
board is called Pointing or Close reaching.
The many lines attached to your kite that help maintain it's foil
shape while flying. The base of the bridle where all the lines
converge is where you attach your kite line.
The extra heavy duty line on your control bar that attaches to
your kite line. Trailing edge- As the kite is flying, the rear
edge (or back) of the kite.
The front of the kite. On the B-2, it's the side with the open
Ram Air Kite
Air fills the front vents of the kite and creates an air foil.
The foil acts like a wing and creates lift.
The "edge" of the wind, where there is is easiest to launch your
kite. 90 degrees left or right as you face dead down wind.