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Kiteboarding Handy Tips and Maintenance

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Kiteboarding is one of the best extreme sports. It takes a lot of knowledge before you become an expert kiteboarder. There are tips you need to know on how to properly perform this sport as well as the maintenance of your kiteboard before you go out in the water to start honing your kitesurfing skills.

Maintenance Tips for Kiteboarding

??? Keep your kiteboard away from any sharp objects when transporting as it may cause scratches to your board. Store it inside a board bag and place it in the backseat of your car, which is the safest place for it.

??? Check all of the screws before heading out for your kiteboard session. Make sure they are screwed in tightly without any signs of breaking.

??? Strip your board down once in a month. Take off the footpads, fins, etc. Rinse them all in a bucket of lukewarm water. This will get rid of any salt crystals that build up around the board. Rinse the screws as well and place inserts on the kite board so that you will prevent them from becoming rusty.

??? Wipe the board clean using a soft cloth to dry off any excess moisture as well as the residual salts.

??? Avoid riding in shallow water. You may think that it is safe to ride in, but you will have more damages once you fall into small shells and rocks found at the bottom of your board.

??? Do not store your board out in the sun. This will cause the graphics to fade out. The excess heat will also weaken the materials used in the board. Store it in a cool and dry place indoors instead.

??? Make sure that your board is completely dry before putting it away. This will help prevent molds to grow in the footpads.

??? Wash your kiteboard using fresh cold water after each use. Don’t let the salt water dry up on the board as it is its worst enemy.

Handy Tips for Kiteboarding

??? Wrap up the kite’s lines around your bar in a figure 8 pattern. This will help keep the lines from knotting. It also makes unwinding a lot easier.

??? Store the pump in a protective area as they break easily and are quite expensive to replace as well.

??? The flying lines are easily stretched. In case your kite flies tilted, the lines are probably stretched. If this happens, swap your left lines to the right every 2 weeks. This will avoid future line stretching. However, if the lines are already stretched, you can balance the line stretching by adjusting the knots up and down on your kitesurf bar’s leader lines. You may also go to your local kite shop and they will re-sleeve and re-adjust the line ends for you.

??? Rinse the harness, bar, wetsuit and board after each use so that your gear will last longer. There is no need to rinse the kite, but make sure it is dried up before storing.

??? Find a sand area in securing your kite for self launch. You can carry a soil bag with you anywhere which can be pretty handy.

??? While walking, wrap the harness around your kite to keep it from opening. This will make it easier to carry around.

??? If you get overpowered while on the water, point your board downwind so that you can put some slack on the lines to slow you down.

These tips will help you on your next kiteboarding trip into some of the best kite spots. Don’t forget to make sure you are outfitted with the right kiteboarding equipments before setting off.

Formula D Glossary

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Are you a fan of racing? If you are, there is a good chance that you may enjoy the sport known as Formula D Racing, which is also commonly referred to as Formula Drifting. If you haven’t already had the opportunity to enjoy a Formula D Racing event, live or on television, you are advised to do so. It is likely that you will enjoy what you see.

Although you may enjoy what you see, when it comes to watching a Formula D Racing event, there is a good chance that you may also be a little bit confused. As with just about any other sport, there are certain terms that are used in Formula Drifting. These terms can be difficult to understand, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the sport of drifting. For that reason, if you are interested in becoming a fan of Formula Drifting, you may want to take the time to familiarize yourself with some of the most commonly used terms.

Perhaps, the most important term that you need to be aware of is drifting. Drifting is what is known as intentionally causing a vehicle to loose traction. This is done by using certain drifting techniques. These techniques will not only cause the car tires to loose traction, but they will also cause the car to want to lose control and slide at a specific angle.

A donut is another term that is regularly used in Formula D Racing. Unlike many of the other terms, there is a good chance that you already know what a donut is. Donuts are used in a number of different sports, as well as with everyday recreational car use. A donut involves using the rear wheels of the car to rotate around to the front. This also involves the use of a popular car term, otherwise known as burning rubber.

Over steer is another popular term used in Formula D Racing. Over steering is also commonly known as over rotating. This most commonly occurs when a car is going around a corner. It is created when drifting is used or when a car begins to loose traction. With Formula Drifting, over steering, in a way, causes the car to loose control. The goal of professional drifting is to prevent this from happening.

The opposite of over steer is under steer. Under steering is also used in Formula Drifting. It involves the use of the front tires, instead of the rear tires. With under steering, a car looses traction in the front. This loss of traction, when at a high speed, causes the vehicle to make an outward sliding motion. As with over steering, under steering also makes it difficult for a car to be controlled.

As previously mentioned in a number of different descriptions, drifting techniques are used. There are a number of drifting techniques that are used in Formula D Racing. These techniques may include, but are in no way limited to, a Kansei Drift, a Braking Drift, an E-Brake Drift, a Dirt Drop Drift, a Long Slide Drift, and an FF Drift. When further examining each drifting technique, you will find that many have a specific purpose. For instance, some drifting techniques will cause a car to move in a certain direction. The type of drifting technique used is often taken into consideration, when it comes to judging a professional Formula Drifting event.

The above mentioned terms, such as over steering and under steering, are just a few of the many used in Formula Drifting. If you would like more information on the sport of drifting, you are advised to further research the sport online. Online, you should be able to find a number of different websites that explain drifting, as well as other common drifting terms, in great detail. You may also be able to familiarize yourself with the sport by reading a few drifting books. These books can easily be ordered online or they can be found at most storefront book stores.

Inflatable Clown Slides

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Kids all like sliders. When they slide from the top to the bottom, they feel they are flying. But parents are always busy on work. It is not easy to find times to take the kid to play slides. But, the inflatable clown slide would be a good choice to save your time while please your children.

The inflatable clown slide is suitable for the kids who are 1 to 12 years old. It is possible to be used at outdoor events. It has 3 slides in it. It’s convenient for the family which has several children. It can avoid that the kids will have a quarrel about the turn. Your kid can also invite their friends to your home and have fun in it .While sliding, there is a clown waving his hands to the kids. It is 10m length, 4m wide and 6m high. It weights 297kg. It is certificated by the CE, SGS, En14960 and En71. The inflatable clown slide is of good quality.

The inflatable clown slide which product number is GI145 is made of 0.55mm PLATO PVC Tarpaulin. Good material never afraid the quality problems. It is of high tear strength, flame retardant M2/B1, flame retardant M2/B1, anti-mildew treatment, fade proof, excellent UV-resistance, cold weather resistance, waterproof, anti-static, heat-insulation. And all of these features make it much durable.

High tear strength: As we all know, kids are naughty sometimes. They may like to hear the sound scratch from the PVC tarpaulin, or jump highly in a sudden. All of these need the strength of the tarpaulin. And, our company Pango, we choose the right material to produce our products. So you have no worries about the quality of tear strength, no matter how naughty the kids are.

Flame retardant M2/B1: If there is fire comes in a sudden, there is no threaten when using or storing the inflatable clown slide, you can deal with the accident in time.

Anti-mildew treatment: Kids especially who are under 3 years old may like to lick everything. Parents may worry that the mildew will breed when using or storing. The PLATO PVC Tarpaulin can anti the mildew.

Fade proof: Our Company use the best lacquer to paint the tarpaulin, so it is not easy to fade.Excellent UV-resistance, cold weather resistance, waterproof: After a series of produce flow, the tarpaulin can bear the ultra violet, cold and water. So it can be place outdoor, such as a yard or a square.

Anti-static and heat-insulation: These features may be another advantage of the inflatable clown slide. They can make sure that the static or electric power won’t hurt the kids. It enhances the safety to the inflatable clown slides.

Five Ultralight Flying Machines That Give You Exciting Flight

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Can you afford flying when the gas and oil prices are raising like crazy? Hardly. But the fuel has never been free and not all people who like flying are rich. That’s one of the reasons why engineers and enthusiasts invented the ultralight aviation. The ultralight flying machines may not be the most comfortable or luxury, but they are affordable, cute and simple. Besides that the ultralight aircraft lets the pilot feel much better “in the air” than the ordinary aircraft.

There are different kinds of ultralight flying machines you can use to fly. Here are the five most important of them:

Fixed wing ultralight airplane
The most popular ultralight aircraft looks just like a standard airplane. The fixed wing ultralight is usually a two seat or single seat aircraft, can fly quite fast (up to 150 – 200kmh cruise speed) and is very stable.

The disadvantages of the fixed wing ultralight airplanes are its cost and the need of large hanger space. Since you can’t remove the wings, you need space which is both wide and long. Just like a normal airplane, the fixed wings ultralight needs a runaway to start flying.

Flex wing ultralight airplane (ultralight trike)
The flex wing ultralight aircraft is an easier and more affordable option for pilots who don’t require to fly on a “real airplane”. The flex wings are also smaller and lighter and their wing is flexible, just like the name of this aircraft suggests.

This wing gives you one big advantage – the ultralight trike takes much less place so it can be hangared in a barn or garage. The wing can be completely taken off if needed so the aircraft may need even less space.

The flex wing airplanes can also take off from a normal road, of course if there are no cars on it.

Float (ultralight flying boats)
One of the greatest things about the ultralight airplanes is that they are ultra-light. This allows them “land” on water if they have the required appliances. Many fixed wing or flex wing aircraft have water devices – such are often called amphibians or seaplanes.

One flying boat (float) on the other hand looks like a mix between a boat and an ultralight trike. Instead of the standard corpse, the float uses its fuselage as a floating hull. The float is the cheapest and easiest for maintenance seaplane, that’s why it is preferred by most enthusiasts.

Powered paraglider
If all you want is to be able to fly, you could do it with a simple paraglider. But the standard paraglider needs good wind condition and a high place for taking off. For this reason the aviation people created the powered paraglider – probably the simplest and most affordable ultralight flying machine.

The powered paraglider is not very different than his standard “brothers” besides the fact it has a powered propeller staying on the back of the pilot. If you want to take off, all you need to do is to run for few meters. You don’t need a mountain or a hill – with a powered paraglider you can take off from a smooth place.

Ultralight helicopter
After the simplest, let me introduce you the most complex ultralight flying machine – the ultralight helicopter. But regardless of its structural complexity – which is typical for any rotorcraft – the ultralight helicopter is much simpler than the real helicopters we can see at the airport.

Very often the ultralight helicopter has no cockpit or fuselage at all – or there is very light and simple version of them. That’s why the ultralight helicopters are not more expensive than the other aircraft – except of course the powered paraglider which beats them all. But if we talk about control complexity, the helicopter is definitely the hardest to control machine. This aircraft is not appropriate for beginner pilots.