Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

What's the Best Kiteboarding Cross Over Sport?

Lots of different polls - please contribute with your opinion and experience! You can also add a new poll.


What's the Best Kiteboarding Cross Over Sport?

Wakeboarding
52
49%
Surfing
10
9%
Windsurfing
21
20%
Snowboarding
16
15%
Other
7
7%
 
Total votes: 106

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33844
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

What's the Best Kiteboarding Cross Over Sport?

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:00 pm

What's the Best Kiteboarding Cross Over Sport?

Wakeboarding
Surfing
Windsurfing
Snowboarding
Other
Last edited by Toby on Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

johnmelton
Frequent Poster
Posts: 330
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:37 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Wilmington, NC
Contact:

Postby johnmelton » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:52 am

in terms of fun or cross-training?

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33844
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:19 am

if you do one of the above sports, which sport gets you going on the kite faster?

User avatar
wabz
Rare Poster
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:42 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Postby wabz » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:45 am

Any other type of kite flying! Being able to control the kite very well and feel where it's at lets you concetrate on board skills.

After that, snowboarding I guess....whole edge thing...

User avatar
kjorn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 530
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:42 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: uk
Contact:

Postby kjorn » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:13 pm

Surfing for sea knowledge.

You tend to recognise rips, reefs, rocks, people, tides and have that surfer mentality that all help.

kjorn

marina
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1124
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Central Coast, California
Favorite Beaches: Central Coast, California
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Ventana, Mexico
Oregon Coast
Baja Pacific Side
Peru
Style: waves, jumping and wiggling
Gear: mixed
Brand Affiliation: mixed

Postby marina » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:30 pm

Windsurfing.

Already have wind knowledge, ocean, weather.
Know principles of planing, edging.

then Wakeboarding or paragliding/power kite flying.

Wakeboarders do excellent as beginners but sometimes have difficultly with kite. Paragliders/power kite flyers do excellent as well, but sometimes have difficultly getting on board of they have no boardsports background.

User avatar
GreenPat
Frequent Poster
Posts: 434
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:57 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: The land of the dingo

Postby GreenPat » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:31 pm

Tennis

User avatar
wreknball
Frequent Poster
Posts: 252
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:11 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Missoula, Montana

Postby wreknball » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:22 am

i have seen a lot of poeple learn how to snowkite over the last three years and the more skilled snowboaders learn faster than anyone, at least compared to windsurfers and wakeboarders. it still depends more on the person rather than their skill because i have seen people that are good at everything they do but they still just cant grasp the concept of how the wind, kite, and board work together.

Nico
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2645
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1998
Local Beach: private kitebeach on my doorstep,
Le Morne.
Style: wave
Gear: Drifter kites, wave boards
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha, naish
Location: Mauritius, waterman since 1960
Contact:

Postby Nico » Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:57 am

Good topic Toby.
I always recomend wakeboarding to my students, specially if they have no prior water knowledge.
The other disciplines sure help as well but none is as close to kiting as wakeboarding.
Flying a toy two line kite would be first on the list, but not listed.
Nico

dutchy
Medium Poster
Posts: 84
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:21 pm

Postby dutchy » Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:48 am

kiteatbing.... But for the poll I'd guess wakeboarding....


Return to “Polls”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests