If you’re planning to travel with your kiteboard you may be wondering what to pack in a kiteboard bag. But what should you pack and how do you carry a kiteboard? Follow our packing tips for kiteboarding when you travel. You’ll be happy you did! Here are some tips to help you pack the perfect kiteboard bag. A backpack is a great option for storing spare board shorts and other items such as electronic equipment.
Is a Kiteboard Bag Necessary
Many people will ask: ‘Is a Kiteboard bag really necessary?’ This decision will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. It is advisable to invest in a good quality bag that will withstand normal use. To help you decide whether a kiteboard bag is necessary make a checklist of what you need. Listed below are some of the factors to consider when purchasing a kiteboard bag.
The first thing to consider when choosing a kiteboarding bag is the length. A good size bag can fit two or three boards. It can also fit a harness and some water garb. A padded bag will protect your kites from damage from baggage handlers. You can also purchase a travel kite bag that can hold your harness and water-proof clothing. The size of your bag will depend on the weight and size of your kites.
How do you pack a kiteboard bag?
Kiteboarding requires a specialized travel bag. A standard roller bag like the Slingshot Wheeled Golf Bag isn’t large enough to hold all of your gear. After removing your kites from their stock bags you’ll need to fold them up and place them inside a compression bag. Whether you’re traveling to an exotic destination or just need to pack your kites for storage a travel kite bag will make your life a lot easier.
First you should deflate your kites. Then roll them both ways and open the main valve. Repack them as if they were new and make sure that the kites are rolled tightly inside the bag. If your kites have kinks repack them snugly. You should also include a pump hose. Having a pump is essential as this will keep your kites ready for travel.
How do you carry a kiteboard?
You’ve probably wondered: ‘How do you carry a kiteboard?’ Well there are two ways to do it. One is to carry the board in your hands and the other is to loop it with your arms. This way you can keep full control of the kite and avoid losing control. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re carrying your kiteboard:
When kiteboarding it’s important to practice on land to get the hang of it and then move onto the water. Beginners often find it difficult to get onto a board. Once you figure out how to stand you can move onto the board and begin to glide. For the most part this is easier done without a kiteboard. When practicing on land it’s important to learn how to get onto and off of your feet.
Kiteboarding packing tips for travel
Before a trip you should be sure to pack the right gear. You should always pack two kites at least. A modern kite is versatile enough to cover a 20 knot variation in wind speed but you should always bring a spare. You should also take along tools for small repairs such as a screwdriver and patches. If you’re traveling to a new location make sure you pack enough sunscreen and long sleeve lightweight clothing. An extra set of fins may also be helpful.
For long trips roll your clothes if possible. It is also good to use compression bags instead of the standard one. This will reduce the overall weight of your kite while keeping it smaller making it easy to pack. Be sure to keep the fins and boards dry and clean. You may also want to invest in a set of travel fins but they are difficult to replace. If you can buy a set and take two of them on your trip.