Kite skating, sometimes referred to as Kiteblading, is a land-based extreme sport that uses powerful and controllable kites to propel riders of inline skates or off-road skates. They can reach speeds up to 60+mph across parking lots, desert dry lakes, grassy fields, and sandy beaches.
Four-line, steerable parafoil kites are used as the power source. Typically used in rough terrain, kite skates use large pneumatic tires (8 to 12 inch diameter). Similar to Kite ice skating.
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- Doomwheels Kite Skating History of kite skating, skate building instructions, learn to kite skate plus kite traction photo gallery.
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- Rockville All Terrain Sports US Manufacturer of Kiteblades.
- Kiteblading Ltd UK online shop specialising in Kiteblading equipment.
- Historical 1918 article on making a kite to hold while ice skating - Sailing on Skates, Popular Science monthly, December 1918, page 82, Scanned by Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=EikDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA82
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