Kiteboarding Gloassy & Terminology Dictionary

Kiteboarding and kitesurfing have a wide array of terms that can be hard to understand for none- or new kiteboarders. In Kitenations Kiteboarding Glossay you can find many of the more common references, as well as some of the more technical terminology.


An Airfoil is a wing, kite, or sail used to generate lift or propulsion.


Airtime (also referred to as “hang time”) is the amount of time spent in the air, while jumping in kiteboarding and kitesurfing.


Dacron is a synthetic petroleum-based, polyester or polyethylene fiber somewhat similar to nylon, initially produced by the DuPont Corporation in the 1950s

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