KTA Race Centre’s are being set-up throughout Asia in partnership with local kite schools, surf centres and watersports resorts to give you the opportunity to learn how to ride race boards, improve your existing skill level and provide you with race board hire. Race Centre’s are the latest development by the KTA to support the growth of kiteboarding in the region.
Each KTA Race Centre will be led by a race trainer who will be able to cover all aspects of race board use, from the basics of set-up and riding through to tacking, gybing and effective downwind riding. The development of race boards in kiteboarding over the past two or three years have added a whole new challenge and dynamic to the sport. For sure this has all come out of the sports drive to be selected for the 2016 Olympics but race boards offer more than just the chance to take up competition racing as can been seen by the brands now developing Freeride race boards to just ride for fun in all conditions as well as turning low wind days into serious sessions and distance riding into a pleasure.
Using a race board is definitely not the same as riding your twin-tip board so a kick start from a KTA race trainer will save you a whole heap of frustration and perhaps even pain. All KTA Race Centre’s are open brand so are independent and non-sales focused. Depending on the centre you train at you will be able to try out different boards from different companies to see what suits you and you’re riding style. As some KTA Race Centre’s will be based at kite schools that also operate shops then you might also be able to purchase your own race or Freeride board should you choose to. These shops will by nature be brand specific to the host school/centre, but this falls outside of the KTA Race Centre remit which has no involvement in the sale of equipment.
As well as board hire and coaching KTA Race Centre’s may also be able to offer you support for competitions if you choose to compete through board rental for the event you wish to attend. Terms and conditions for this are at the discretion of each centre.
So check out our KTA Race Centre locations which we hope will continue to grow as the season moves on. If you are also interested in setting up a KTA Race Centre if there is not one current at a location near you then please contact us and we will see what can be done.
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