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Can I Use My Wakeboard for Kiteboarding?

Can I Use My Wakeboard for Kiteboarding?Kite Surfing is attracting a lot of watersports enthusiasts including a large number of wakeboarders. Wakeboarders already have an investment in a board and often want to know if they can use their wakeboards. The answer is yes, you can use a wakeboard, but it will have its limitations, this is why their are many dual directional kite boards springing up on the market. Wakeboards are like the smaller board in the right of the picture. Here are some things to consider when deciding to use your wakeboard.

These boards are originally designed to be used at a constant speed, being pulled behind a boat. With kite surfing you are dealing more with variable speeds, especially in lower winds. This can cause these boards to stuff(nose of board goes under water).

Wakeboards are usually outfitted with a boot binding similar to those on snowboards. You will usually be flying the kite when you put your board on so, you will want to find a binding that is easier to get into and easier to get off.

These boards are preferred for riding in higher winds and really kitesurfing with a lot of power. They hold a rail extremely well and can be helpful in controlling your speed in higher wind situations. They are also very short and are good for rail to rail transitions.

They are not very efficient for lower winds.

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