Kite landboarding is also called flyboarding and land kiteboarding. The sport is influenced by kitesurfing. Kite landboarding as the name suggests makes use of mountain board or landboard which is a huge skateboard containing foot straps and wheels.
Kite landboarding requires areas that are open and have a constant wind flowing along with no trees or people nearby that will act as obstacles. The ideal location of kite landboarding is large sandy beaches that have no people to visit regularly.
Starting off, a rider first gets the kite into a neutral position over the head. The rider then orients the kite in such a way that it pulls him across the ground. As the rider gets skilled, he can perform several tricks such as rotation and flips.
There is a special trick known as Board-off trick where the rider removes the board from his feet when he is in air and before he lands, he puts it back on his feet. Other tricks include on the ground tricks such as riding with your back towards the kite and sliding the board. Ramps and grinders are skateboard style accessories that are widely popular in the present times.
In the last few years, the sport has become so popular that landboarding parks have opened that offer large areas with ramps and other obstacles.
- Kite boarding — a group of sports that use a kite for power and a board for support, such as:
- Snowkiting — a snow-based, kite-powered sport, while riding on a snowboard or on snow skis.
- Kitesurfing — a board and kite are used on the water for different events.
- Kite Foil Racing — kiteboard racing on boards with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water.
- Land Windsurfing — similar to traditional Windsurfing though performed on land rather than water, using a four-wheeled deck to travel across the surface. Also known as "Terrasailing", "street sailing", "land sailing" and "dirt windsurfing"
- Mountainboarding — an action board sport like a snowboard with wheels or a cross-country skateboard.
- Longboarding — events conducted on a longboard skateboard.
- Kite Fighting — battle to cut the lines on the opponents' kites
- Sport Kite — using a stunt kite to fly the kite in several patterns in time to background music.
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports