These are the lines that attach the kite to the kitesurfer. The flying lines must have a low stretch capacity and must be floatable. The line strength should depend on your weight. For example, 2-line kites should have a minimum strength capacity of 2 ½ times of your weight.
The line length, on the other hand, is largely dependent on the wind condition and the size of the kite. The more common choices are anywhere from 20m to 40m. For overpowered kites shorter lines are more recommendable while underpowered kites should have longer lines.
KITE CONTROL DEVICES
The control devices provide the kitesurfer the maneuverability of the kite, the direction of the kite and the capacity to maximize the wind window. Here are the general kite control devices used in various types of kites:
a) Inflatable Control Devices and Depowering Systems
b) Foil Control Devices
c) Reel Bars
d) Safety Systems
There are two types of kitesurfing boards- the directional and bidirectional boards. Skim boards, wake boards, water skis and windsurfing boards can all be used.
However, it is highly recommendable for someone to use kitesurfing board for the simple reason that this type is made especially for the demands and needs of the sports.