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Kite Boarding

Kite boarding is a group of sports which use a kite for power and a board for support, such as Kitesurfing, Kite Landboarding and Snowkiting. This extreme sport combines aspects of snowboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and gymnastics.

The kite system used consists of a kite, flying lines, a control bar, and a kite harness. The kites used come in different types and shapes.

The board used depends on the surface on which the kiteboading is being done. There are three main types of kiteboarding:

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