Kiteboard terminology USKA



Aerial – Any trick done in the air


Backstall – When the kite falls backwards, stall


Chicken loop – the loop that connects the harness to the kitebar


Danger Zone – the area where you can get hit with the kite


Drop zone – the area where the kite can fall, the floor of the WW


Edge – to angle the board in the water


Edge of window – the edge of the wind window with the least power.


Fly away – a loose kite


Front Roll – a spin rotating in the direction of travel


Grab – to grab the board during a jump


Hot launch – to launch in the middle of the power zone


Inside lines – the lines that go from the middle of the bar to the front of the kite.


Outside lines – the lies that go from the outside of the bar to the back of the kite


Power zone = the middle of the wind window


Quick release – a device used to release the equipment quickly


Reach – to ride across the wind


Sheet in – to pull the bar towards you


Sheet out – to push the bar away


Stopper ball – a device to stop the bar sliding too far up the lines


Trim line – the thick sliding line through the center of the bar.


Underpowered – to have a kite that is too small for the wind conditions


Venturi – wind funneling between two objects and getting stronger


Wind Window – the area where the kite can fly


Xray – what you need after a big wipeout


Zenith – The top of the wind window