Getting into the Board Print

Getting the Kiteboard on your feet

One you have master the drifting recliner, it’s time to put the board on your feet.

Start with the kite at 12 o’clock and keep it there.  Put the board perpendicular to your downwind vector.  Pick your feet up off the bottom, start the drifting recliner, and keep the board between you and the kite.  If the kite is accidentally steered to the left, bring the board to the left side of your body.  If the kite is accidentally steered to the right, bring the board to the right side of your body.  Keep doing the drifting recliner with your knees to your chest and keeping the board between you and the kite until you are able to get both of your feet in the foot straps.  If the footstraps are too lose, that’s ok, but if they are too tight, you will need to adjust them.