The first time you use a RAM Air Kite, the DIABLO in our case, it can be pretty intimidating, with all those bridles everywhere, 4 full lines total A + B + C + Brakes (D), the speed system, etc… Here is a clear schema of the whole setup, how it works and what to do if the Diablo does not fly properly because one line has stretched too much.
Big thanks to Vincent Nicolas, member of BAKS staff, to have put this video together. It will show you how to retrofit your bar, either a 2014 bar (use the new ring) or a 2013 and prior (reuse existing ring).
How to safely launch a kiteboarding kite. F-One Team Rider Ella Johnson helped out The Kiteboarder Magazine with a demo video for their YouTube channel where you can find informational videos covering topics from beginner to advanced riding. Ella’s gear: BanditV kite, Underwave Imperial Waist Harness, Underwave Sultane Wetsuit
The basic frontside off the lip is every rider’s introduction to riding a wave with a kite. A good top turn involves a lot of timing between your kite, your board position, and the wave and it can take some time to pull it all together.