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Summary: This book and its accompanying DVD provide the reader with a detailed guideboook on how to Kiteboard. It is also a certification manual for those who have an interest in becoming certified K.I.T.E.S. instructors. Finally, the author provides information on kiteboarding products and gear available at the K.I.T.E.S. website www.kiteboardcenter.com. This is an instruction and training manual for Kiteboarding.
Type of Reading: independent reading
Recommended Age: read together: 10 and up; read yourself: 12 and up
Adult Reader Reaction: Although the audience for the book may be small, their interest in the sport is large. The materials are pretty good, but the sport has its own jargon and that will confuse as many as it will educate.
Pros: The author is an expert Kiteboarder. The manual covers every facet of the sport, with an emphasis on safety and the importance of having and using the best equipment available.
Cons: The book and DVD are packed with so much detail and jargon it may discourage and overwhelm the reader.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This manual and program will be of great interest to those who have an interest in Surf Boarding, Kiteboarding, Power Sailing, and the like.
Educational Themes: This book presents a well constructed and detailed program for learning to Kiteboard. As educational tools, the manual and DVD are professionally organized, graphically illustrated, and clearly written. Taken together, they are a valuable resource for the teacher and student.