The Tantrum Kitesurf Show

The Tantrum Kitesurf Show
Podcast by Tantrum Kitesurf
When is the best time of year to visit Tarifa?
Jul 25, 2018 • 3 min
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Getting on the foil
Jul 25, 2018 • 27 min
Today I talk to Rob from again who gives me some tips for the next stage in my learning to foil adventure. This time we’re looking at the rise and glide, actually getting out of the water and up on to the foil. To check out the video on…
Another Tip For Waterstarting Easier
Jul 24, 2018 • 3 min
Learning to foil board has turned me in to a beginner again, which is great as I’m having to re examine my technique and am discovering some gems along the way. The link I mention:
My Top Tip For Leaning To Waterstart
Jul 23, 2018 • 3 min
Learning to foil board this weekend I’ve had to relearn many of the things I thought I knew…here is the top tip I’ve taken from it. The link I mention:
Top Tips For Learning To Foilboard
Jul 21, 2018 • 30 min
This week I’m learning to Foilboard. Having been a big fan of the Progression video’s for my entire kitesurfing career I asked the man himself Rob Claisse if he’d give me a few tips on what I was doing wrong. If you’re currently learning to foil and want…
Why don’t we start on the upstroke?
Jul 20, 2018 • 2 min
Why don’t we use the upstroke not the downstroke in the waterstart to get riding? Get the FREE report here »
When should you release your leash?
Jul 19, 2018 • 2 min
Ride Upwind in 30 Days:
Setting up your kite lines upwind or downwind
Jul 18, 2018 • 3 min
Should you set up your kite with your lines running upwind or downwind? The link I mention:
Hidden Trim Settings
Jul 17, 2018 • 2 min
Looking at a hidden way (that a lot of people don’t know about) that you can trim your kite. The link I mention:
Learning to Foil Board
Jul 16, 2018 • 1 min
Come and check me out learning to Foil board in our Facebook Group:
The Biggest Problem We Face As Kitesurfers
Jul 15, 2018 • 4 min
There is one thing that causes us more problems as kitesurfers than ANYTHING else…but there is a way to beat it, in this video I show you how… Sign up for the webinar:
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Light Wind Kites
Jul 13, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode I talk to Mike Birt about light wind kites. We cover amongst other things: - The major differences between dedicated light wind kites and “normal” kites - Why the kite market is being re written by light wind kites - Who should be looking…
More Advanced Techniques for Riding Upwind
Jul 12, 2018 • 3 min
For those of you struggling to ride upwind, here’s a distinction that might just make all the difference! Ride Upwind in 30 Days:
Can Supplements Turn You Into A Kitesurfing Rockstar?
Jul 11, 2018 • 4 min
Looking at whether or not supplements can massively improve your performance on the water? Our NTX Program:
Talking Board Size - A Beginners Intro
Jul 10, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode I briefly go into the pro’s and con’s of different sized board specifically with the beginner in mind. The link to the Ride Upwind in 30 Days Course is:
The Ultimate Kitesurfing Adventure
Jul 9, 2018 • 49 min
This week I had the privilege to speak to Bowen Dwelle, the mastermind behind, Kitesurfing Skills Adventure which is probably THE most exciting thing to happen to kitesurfing in a long while. It’s certainly something that I’m going to be doing my utmost…
Get back on the water MUCH faster if you’re injured
Jul 6, 2018 • 1 min
Being injured is a pain, but what if I told there was a really simple trick that could ensure that you recover faster and stronger? In this episode I’ll let you know what that trick is! Get all 5 tips:…
Relaunching Your Kite in Light Winds
Jul 5, 2018 • 3 min
Relaunching your kite in light winds can often be really tricky here I share 1 simple trick that can make it MUCH easier! Ride Upwind in the Next 30 Days: Knock weeks off your time learning to kitesurf and save 100’s on your lesson costs. Click here »…
Kitesurf Line Extensions - What Are They & Should You Be Using Them
Apr 25, 2018 • 9 min
Join us in the group and ask Sam your questions::… Using line extensions properly can transform your kitesurfing, but most people don’t really understand how they really work or what effect they have on the kite and…
The Quest To Become The Best Kitesurfer
Apr 19, 2018 • 5 min
Join me on my journey on our Facebook group: I’ve been kitesurfing and teaching kitesurfing now for 15 years and have a confession… I’m not actually that good a kitesurfer. As I’ve been teaching all the…
Kiteboard Rails (Edges) & Why They Matter
Apr 13, 2018 • 3 min
What effect do the rails (the edges) of your board have on your riding? Why are they shaped differently? How can the rails of your board affect your kiting? Just some of the questions I answer in this video. The link I mention: Ride Upwind in 30 Days:…
Why This Podcast Won’t Improve Your Kitesurfing
Apr 5, 2018 • 3 min
Time and again I have seen that there is 1 variable that matters more than any other when it comes to how good a kitesurfer you become and how quickly you progress. It’s not how much you know… It’s not how many videos you watch or books you read… It’s not…
Getting Starting on a Directional Kiteboard
Mar 28, 2018 • 4 min
Riding a directional surfboard is the dream of many but for most it just looks too difficult so they never really get started..especially if they’re looking to ride strapless… In this episode I break down exactly how I got started easily and for free……
Everything you Never Knew About Kitesurfing Kites
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
Buying a kite is an incredibly difficult decision for most. Things are not made any easier by the fact that manufacturers deliberately describe them in generic language making it sound as if every kite does EVERYTHING well. In this episode I speak to Mike…
Which board size should I be using, more waterstart woes and more…
Feb 27, 2018 • 15 min
Knock weeks of your time to learn to kitesurf: In this months Q & A session I answer the following questions: Nick: 0:13 - For 100kg rider what sort of board would you recommend? Elisha: 2:08 - For some reason on my weak…
Kitesurf Lessons: Group vs Semi Private vs Private
Feb 24, 2018 • 9 min
Ride Upwind in 30 Days: One of the major points of confusion for many people when it comes to learning to kitesurf is the difference between group, semi private and private lessons. Which is the best way to learn? Which…
Hacking Kitesurfing To Learn 3 x Faster
Feb 14, 2018 • 16 min
Scientists are understanding more every day about how we actually learn skills. In this video I take that knowledge and apply it to how we actually learn to kitesurf and, more importantly, how we can use that knowledge to learn faster. P.S. Whenever…
The 1 Trick That Will MASSIVELY Improve Your Kiting
Feb 7, 2018 • 7 min
There is a load of new science coming out at the moment that points to a much smarter way to improve our kitesurfing performance. Scientists have realised that we have 2 brains (well kind of…it’s a good way of thinking about it). 1 of these brains is…
Kitesurfing Is Probably 1 Of The Hardest Sports To Learn - Make It Easier
Jan 25, 2018 • 5 min
There’s no doubt that kitesurfing is one of the hardest sports to get to grips with…but not for the reasons you probably think…sure the waterstart is hard but there’s a lot more to it than that. The course I mention in the episode can be found here:…
Why you’re already riding upwind (even if you’re still doing the walk of shame)
Jan 19, 2018 • 5 min
Most people think that it takes ages to ride upwind in kitesurfing. What we’ve seen is that most people actually get this part pretty quick but it’s another crucial mistake that prevents them from staying upwind and strutting the walk of fame. The link I…
If I were learning to kitesurf again today, what would I do?
Jan 10, 2018 • 7 min
In todays episode of The Tantrum Show I talk about the major changes I would make to the way I learned to kitesurf to make it quicker and less frustrating! The link I talk about in the video is here:
Talking Safety
Jan 2, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode of the Tantrum Show we’re talking safety including: * The time when we make the biggest safety mistake every kiting session * When you don’t need to self rescue * The ONLY thing you need to remember when self rescuing And much more. For…
Getting fit for your kitesurfing lessons and more - Q & A Session
Dec 29, 2017 • 21 min
In todays Q & A episode we cover: What kite you should be buying first Where in the world to learn to kitesurf Getting fit for your kitesurfing lessons Trimming your kite perfectly I referenced the kitesurfing course I have designed to knock days off your…
Why the waterstart is not your biggest problem
Dec 22, 2017 • 11 min
In todays episode we look at the factors that normally go unconsidered but in my experience are more important in determining whether this session will be the one where you finally crack the waterstart and get riding. Including: The hidden factors that go…
Kitesurfing Q & A Session
Jul 27, 2017 • 15 min
In todays show we answer the questions sent in by you including: How to ride upwind in light wind. How to recover once you’ve popped your safety release How to distribute your weight on the board How to bodydrag upwind in “mental” winds And more… The link…
The Most Important Factor Determining How Rapidly You Progress In Your Kitesurfing
Jul 15, 2017 • 16 min
In today’s podcast we talk about what in my opinion is the most important factor in determining how rapidly you progress in your kitesurfing…this isn’t anything technical or physical but is the no 1 determining factor in whether you become a kitesurfing…
Q & A Session
Jul 8, 2017 • 27 min
In today’s podcast we answer questions sent in by you guys and cover amongst other things: - What can you do when there’s no wind to improve your kitesurfing. - How to stop yourself from spinning when trying to waterstart - How the hell do you pop? - How…
Understanding Kite Design
Jun 9, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode we take a look at kite design. A good understanding of kite design will enable you to get the most out of your kite. Meaning that you choose the right kite for you and your level in the first place but also that you can squeeze every ounce…
Understanding Twintip Kiteboard Design
Jun 5, 2017 • 28 min
In this podcast we take a look at twin tip kitesurf boards. Understanding how your board works means that you can get the absolute most out of it and you can tweak the setup to be perfect for any conditions. So you can ride easier, better and with higher…
Your Questions Answered - Waterstart
May 28, 2017 • 7 min
After the last show I had a lot of questions about waterstart so I’ve covered the major points in this podcast. In the video I reference a video which you can find here: Don’t forget if you’ve got any questions…
The Definitive Guide To Waterstarting in Kitesurfing
May 22, 2017 • 18 min
For many people water starting and riding those first few meters feels like an almost unattainable goal. The amount of variables you are trying to put together in a split second with perfect precision makes this one of the hardest physical activities we…
Why You’ll Never Learn To Kitesurf…And How To Make Sure You Actually Do!
May 11, 2017 • 20 min
75% of People That Start Learning To Kitesurf Never Actually Ride Most people start out with great intentions but somewhere along the way they find that life, or the wind or a busy schedule gets in the way. Kitesurfing is one of the most complex physical…
The Bit I Forgot (Riding Upwind)
May 6, 2017 • 3 min
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The Definitive Guide To Riding Upwind
May 3, 2017 • 21 min
For most people riding upwind is the Holy Grail of kitesurfing. Let’s face it until you’re actually coming back to where you left on the beach in any conditions you can’t really consider yourself a fully independent kitesurfer. It’s also one of the areas…
Does it matter that my power lines are twisted when kiting?
Feb 14, 2017 • 1 min
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Kitesurfing and your knees
Feb 12, 2017 • 3 min
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Teaching your Kids (or partner) to kite yourself
Feb 9, 2017 • 3 min
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Why can’t Kiters get up in time for work?
Feb 7, 2017 • 3 min
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Improve Your Kitesurfing by Going Back to Basics
Feb 5, 2017 • 4 min
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Really Useful Tip for Riding Upwind…Consistently
Nov 28, 2016 • 3 min
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How fit do I need to be to Kitesurf
Nov 27, 2016 • 2 min
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Water starting in Wakeboarding vs Kitesurfing
Apr 27, 2016 • 2 min
How water starting in wakeboarding compares to kiting
How is Wind Speed Measured?
Apr 25, 2016 • 1 min
The Official way the MET office measures wind speed
Using The Board To Control The Kite…Clarified
Apr 21, 2016 • 1 min
How the board controls the kite
Canopy Shape - C vs Flat Kites
Apr 14, 2016 • 2 min
How to start to understand how a kite will fly just by looking at it.
Wind Effects - Updraft
Apr 13, 2016 • 2 min
Why we need to be careful about this wind effect.
Why the wind we feel on our face is not the wind the kite feels
Apr 12, 2016 • 2 min
Or what is Gradient Wind
Why can’t we ride 50m lines in light winds?
Apr 11, 2016 • 1 min
The pros and cons of increasing your line length
Hydro Foil Boards
Apr 10, 2016 • 2 min
What are they and should you be interested?
How to stop the board skidding when water starting
Apr 6, 2016 • 1 min
Where you pull the bar is of HUGE importance
Why Do We Teach In Seat Harnesses?
Mar 31, 2016 • 1 min
Even though everyone rides in waist harnesses?
How to Hang Your Wetsuit
Mar 29, 2016 • 1 min
And make it last a LOT longer
Getting The Damn Board On Your Feet…Revisited
Mar 28, 2016 • 1 min
Looking at how your choice of kit can help or hinder you.
My Top Tip For Carve Gybing
Mar 27, 2016 • 1 min
The one tip to rule them all of carve Gybing!
Should You Smack or Stroke Your Kite?
Mar 24, 2016 • 3 min
How you pack away your kite can seriously affect its lifespan…find out why.
Why Obi Wan Was Probably An Awesome Kiter
Mar 23, 2016 • 3 min
Can we use The Force to improve our kiting?
Catch Waves On A Twintip
Mar 22, 2016 • 1 min
Want to ride waves but don’t have a surfboard? No problem!
Are You Ready To Try A Strapless Kite Board?
Mar 21, 2016 • 1 min
How do you know if you’re good enough to try a strapless board?
Are You Right or Left Side Dominant When Flying the Kite?
Mar 20, 2016 • 1 min
Everyone has a preferred side to be flying the kite…which is yours?
Getting the Damn Board on your Feet
Mar 15, 2016 • 4 min
Probably the most overlooked and most important stage in learning to kitesurf.
Which is more important the board or the kite?
Mar 14, 2016 • 1 min
Why the board becomes more important as you get better…
Nailing the Waterstart
Mar 10, 2016 • 2 min
Simple, simple hack to truly nail the Waterstart once and for all!
The Kitesurfing Hack To Rule Them All
Mar 8, 2016 • 2 min
The One Trick You Should Learn Which Opens The Door To All The Others
A MAJOR Reason Why You May Be Failing to Ride Upwind
Mar 7, 2016 • 1 min
Simple but massively helpful hack for riding upwind
Starting Looping the Kite
Mar 6, 2016 • 2 min
Easy progression into kite loops
Getting Started on a Strapless Board
Mar 5, 2016 • 1 min
It’s much easier than it seems…if you do it right!
Kite SURF Board Fin Configuration
Mar 2, 2016 • 2 min
Playing around with fin set ups on a directional board
Simple Trick to Improve Your Kiting Tenfold
Feb 29, 2016 • 2 min
Massively improve your skills with this ridiculously simple trick.
It’s all in the exit
Dec 12, 2015 • 1 min
Sharpen up your transitions in kitesurfing
Considerations when Buying Kitesurf Pads
Dec 9, 2015 • 2 min
Looking at the pros and cons of Kitesurf pads
Twin Tip Kitesurf Boards & Rails
Dec 8, 2015 • 2 min
Looking specifically at the rails on a twin tip
Hard & Soft Rails on your Kiteboard
Dec 7, 2015 • 2 min
The difference between board rails and how it affects performance.
Canopy Shape in Kitesurfing
Nov 29, 2015 • 1 min
What difference does the canopy shape make to your kite?
MAJOR Kite Saving Tip
Aug 9, 2015 • 2 min
Great tip to add hours to your kites life span
When is a Safety System Not a Safety System
Aug 4, 2015 • 2 min
Is your Safety System really keeping you safe?
Master Front Rolls, Back Rolls and Raleys
Jul 30, 2015 • 1 min
Quick tip for making these tricks MUCH easier
Go SLOW to go FAST
Jul 26, 2015 • 1 min
The major mistake made when trying to go aerial
Kitesurfing & Flow
Jul 22, 2015 • 3 min
What is Flow and why is it relevant to kitesurfing?
Does it matter which side of the kite I attach my flag line?
Jul 17, 2015 • 2 min
Yes! It does!
What being rubbish at snowboarding taught me
Mar 29, 2015 • 2 min
The power of your weaker side
Onshore Winds
Mar 16, 2015 • 2 min
And Why We Don’t Like ‘Em!
Light Wind Kite Flying
Mar 14, 2015 • 2 min
Why flying your kite in light winds can be really useful.
How to Make your Kite FASTER
Mar 4, 2015 • 3 min
A simple trick to improve the performance of your kite.
Kitesurfing in the Rain
Mar 1, 2015 • 2 min
Can we Kitesurf in the rain and what effect does it have?
Relaunching the Kite in Water
Feb 10, 2015 • 17 min
Top tips on relaunching your kite from the water.
Run on to the Spike
Jan 31, 2015 • 2 min
…and learn to love it!
Tips For Better Back Rolls
Jan 18, 2015 • 3 min
Tips & Tricks For Improving Your Back Rolls
The Secret to BIG Air
Jan 16, 2015 • 1 min
The secret that most people miss about going BIG
Getting Out Through Waves…Strapless
Jan 15, 2015 • 4 min
Tips to make strapless riding in onshore conditions easier.
Pump It Up…Damn Hard
Jan 14, 2015 • 2 min
Why pumping your leading edge up properly is vital
Momentum…your questions answered
Jan 13, 2015 • 4 min
Clearing up some of the questions raised in the momentum podcast
Sam Dreams Of Kitesurfing
Jan 12, 2015 • 4 min
How Ultimate Simplicity Leads To Perfection
Level Up With Kiting
Jan 11, 2015 • 4 min
Using kitesurfing to access our states of Peak Performance.
Airush DNA 2015 Review
Jan 10, 2015 • 5 min
Quick review of the new DNA by Airush
Wearing Your Sunnies To Kite
Jan 9, 2015 • 4 min
Maybe we shouldn’t all be scoffing next time we see someone wearing sunglasses to Kitesurf.
Can Kitesurfing Make You More Intelligent?
Jan 8, 2015 • 4 min
How kitesurfing is improving our every day performance
Tantrum Kitesurf
Jan 7, 2015 • 3 min
Kitesurfing and Extreme Sports as a vehicle for accessing our best self
Momentum II
Jan 6, 2015 • 3 min
Very Short Musings On All Things Kitesurfing (Covering Whatever We Are Interested In On Any Particular Day!) From The Guys At Tantrum Kitesurf.
Jan 4, 2015 • 3 min
Very Short Podcasts On All Things Kitesurfing (Covering Whatever We Are Interested In On Any Particular Day!) From The Guys At Tantrum Kitesurf.
The Importance of Looking Cool
Jan 2, 2015 • 2 min
How important is the way we look to our ability?
Why not go One Pump?
Oct 14, 2014 • 2 min
A few considerations when buying a one pump system kite
Oct 13, 2014 • 2 min
Highly exciting episode about the various different types of valves (geeks only!)
As Kitesurfing matures
Aug 12, 2014 • 2 min
Seems to me that kitesurfing is reaching a new era in its development…what do you think?
Aug 4, 2014 • 2 min
The Rise Of The Hybrid Kite
When The Floodgates Open
Aug 1, 2014 • 1 min
They Open Wide
The Magic Word…Freeride
Jul 28, 2014 • 2 min
Simplifying buying kit.
The Golden Rule
Jul 27, 2014 • 2 min
Take the moral high ground after a line tangle!!
The Venturi Effect
Jul 14, 2014 • 2 min
Why I Keep Losing My Washing
The Greatest Lie Ever Told
Jul 13, 2014 • 1 min
This one drives me crazy!
Let’s Talk About Flex Baby
Jul 7, 2014 • 2 min
Flex is not the be all and end all of twin tip design.
Should I Practice Flying Kites Before My Lessons
Jun 30, 2014 • 1 min
Yes and No
I Mean Why?
Jun 23, 2014 • 0 min
Does Your Harness Fit?
Jun 18, 2014 • 2 min
A correctly fitting harness is vital for your kiting and your back.
Wearing Boardshorts Over Your Wetsuit
Jun 15, 2014 • 1 min
Land boarding With Your LEI Kite
Jun 12, 2014 • 3 min
Thinking about giving land boarding a go?
The Sweet Spot
Jun 11, 2014 • 2 min
An Easy Way To Check Your Kite Is Trimmed Properly.
Should You Be Wearing A Board Leash?
Jun 9, 2014 • 3 min
No, no, no, no NO!!
Wearing A Helmet - For and Against
Jun 8, 2014 • 3 min
Should You Be Wearing A Helmet Whilst Kitesurfing?
DONT leave your kite in your car
Jun 6, 2014 • 0 min
Run and get it out!!!
Caring For Your Drysuit
Jun 5, 2014 • 2 min
Making Your Drysuit Last Longer
Upwind Body Drag Less
Jun 4, 2014 • 2 min
What The Hell Is A GoJoe?
Prevent your wetsuit wearing out
Jun 3, 2014 • 1 min
Make your wetsuit last longer
Preventing Elephant Ankles
May 27, 2014 • 2 min
Stopping your wetsuit filling up with water and sloshing round your ankles!
Choose Your Weapon
May 26, 2014 • 2 min
Finding your style and why it’s so important
Finding Micro Tears In Your Kite
May 21, 2014 • 1 min
Stopping little holes becoming big rips!
No Such Thing As A Bad Kite
May 19, 2014 • 2 min
Ask better questions when buying your next kite.
Make Yourself Famous
May 14, 2014 • 2 min
Why recording yourself is great for your vanity and your kitesurfing!!
Think Like A Surfer
May 13, 2014 • 1 min
Use some simple surfers tricks to make your life easier.
Buying A Second Hand Kite
May 11, 2014 • 3 min
What to look for to ensure your second hand kite is worth the price you’re paying for it
Investing in Loss
May 9, 2014 • 2 min
How to be the biggest damn Hermit Crab on the beach!
To Strap Or Not To Strap
May 8, 2014 • 2 min
Should you ride strapped or strapless…the pros and cons of each.
The Phantom
May 6, 2014 • 0 min
Jaw Dropping!
Sleep Your Way To Kitesurfing Mastery
May 2, 2014 • 3 min
Can A Good Nights Sleep Improve The Way You Ride?
We’re Useless So We’re Giving It Away For FREE!
Apr 30, 2014 • 3 min
Big Announcement Concerning Tantrum Kitesurf Magazine!
How to Crank Out Killer Carve Turns
Apr 29, 2014 • 3 min
Simple tips to perfect your carve turns.
Getting Insane Air
Apr 28, 2014 • 2 min
Jump Higher…and I mean HIGH!
Bar Maintenance
Apr 26, 2014 • 2 min
Simple checks to keep your bar in good shape.
Onshore vs Offshore Winds
Apr 24, 2014 • 2 min
The differences between on shore and off shore winds.
Repairing a Small Tear in Your Kite
Apr 21, 2014 • 1 min
How to repair those little nicks in your kite.
Getting Started With Jumping
Apr 14, 2014 • 2 min
Going aerial…how to safely start jumping whilst kitesurfing.
When is enough, enough?
Apr 13, 2014 • 1 min
How do you when it’s simply ‘too much’ for kitesurfing?
Getting Started on a Surf/Directional Board
Apr 11, 2014 • 2 min
Tips for those looking to ride a surfboard whilst kitesurfing for the first time.
Riding Upwind
Apr 10, 2014 • 3 min
Simple tips to get you riding upwind.
Bar Length
Apr 7, 2014 • 1 min
Changing the length of the bar can have a drastic effect on the kites performance. Listen if you’re a wannabe freestyler!
Self Landing The Kite
Apr 6, 2014 • 2 min
How to self land your kitesurfing kite
Basic Kite Steering
Apr 5, 2014 • 1 min
Simple kite handling tips for first time flyers
Self Launching
Apr 2, 2014 • 3 min
How to self launch your kite
How to make your kite last longer
Apr 1, 2014 • 2 min
Simple tips to make your kite last longer
Not Even The Ball Should Bounce
Mar 20, 2014 • 4 min
Talent…You’ve got much more than you think.
Aspect ratio
Mar 19, 2014 • 2 min
How does the aspect ratio of a kite effect it’s performance?
Waist vs Seat Harnesses
Mar 16, 2014 • 4 min
Which is right for you?
Why use shorter lines?
Mar 14, 2014 • 3 min
How using shorter lines can save you cash!
Should you wash your kite
Mar 11, 2014 • 1 min
Should you wash your kite in fresh water after each session?
Rigging Up
Mar 9, 2014 • 1 min
Upwind or Downwind?
Kitesurfing On No Wind Days
Mar 7, 2014 • 3 min
X Training For Kitesurfing
The Solution
Mar 5, 2014 • 1 min
How to get knots out of your kitesurfing lines.
Knots in lines…HELP
Mar 4, 2014 • 2 min
How to get knots out of your lines…damned if I know!!
Mastering the Waterstart Pt 2
Mar 2, 2014 • 1 min
More top tips to get you up on the board
Mastering the Waterstart
Mar 1, 2014 • 2 min
Struggling with the waterstart in kitesurfing? Listen up…
Wind Density
Feb 27, 2014 • 1 min
When is 15 kts not 15kts?
Feb 26, 2014 • 2 min
The weak point of any kitesurfing equipment.
Inflatable Boards?
Feb 24, 2014 • 2 min
Getting excited about blowing (up) boards!!!!
Keep It Fresh
Feb 23, 2014 • 1 min
Keep your kitesurfing fresh, whatever the conditions.
Dealing With Chop
Feb 20, 2014 • 1 min
Making the most of your session when kiting in choppy conditions.
A Few Things You Might Not Know About Wetsuits
Feb 19, 2014 • 2 min
A few bits of interest to anyone looking to stay warm in the water!
What The Hell Is Direct Steering?
Feb 17, 2014 • 1 min
Direct steering is a term bandied around by kitesurfing companies talking about kites, but what does it actually mean.
Wearing a leash with a wave board
Feb 16, 2014 • 2 min
Should you be wearing a leash with your wave board…?
How To Spot A Rideable Wave
Feb 15, 2014 • 1 min
What classifies a ‘good’ wave for wave riding whilst kitesurfing.
Airush DNA 2014 Kite Review
Feb 13, 2014 • 1 min
Review of the 2014 Airush DNA Kite
Just Get Out
Feb 12, 2014 • 1 min
Don’t bother buying a wave board if you’re looking to get into wave riding.
Dont bring a knife to a gun fight
Feb 11, 2014 • 1 min
If you’re going wave riding for gods sake don’t take a twin tip!
Board Outline
Jan 24, 2014 • 4 min
What difference does the shape of your kitesurf board make?
Boots vs Straps
Jan 19, 2014 • 2 min
Why are boots becoming so popular amongst the kitesurfing pros?
How Important Are Fins?
Jan 18, 2014 • 2 min
Fins, although often forgotten about, can make a huge difference to your kitesurfing
The Curse of Flat Water
Jan 16, 2014 • 3 min
Kitesurfing on flat water may be fun…but is it good for us?
Review - Switch Control Bar V2
Jan 14, 2014 • 5 min
A Review Of the Switch Control Bar V2…in short we like!!!
Self Rescue - The Hard Way
Jan 9, 2014 • 3 min
We all know how to self rescue…don’t we? But what happens when it’s your safety line that’s snapped?
Getting Out Through Waves
Jan 7, 2014 • 3 min
With all the huge waves around Europe at the moment we have a look at the best way to get out through them when kitesurfing.
Born to Travel
Jan 6, 2014 • 1 min
For me the greatest advantage of kitesurfing was always it’s portability…which just got better, find out how…
Down Winders…Why Bother?
Dec 17, 2013 • 2 min
The idea of down winders is not to ride downwind…confused!??
No Wind Days
Dec 16, 2013 • 2 min
To be a successful kitesurfer you have to make no wind days your friend…here’s how!
Wind vs Current
Dec 5, 2013 • 3 min
How tides & currents can effect wind speed and your kitesurfing
C Kites vs Bow Kites
Dec 4, 2013 • 3 min
Explaining the principle differences between C Kites & Bow Kites
The Importance of a Stopper Ball
Dec 3, 2013 • 2 min
The Importance of a Stopper Ball by Tantrum Kitesurf
Start Looping The Kite
Dec 2, 2013 • 1 min
Tips on how to start kite looping
Buying your first board
Dec 1, 2013 • 4 min
A few handy hints on buying your first kitesurfing board