The Cable Park, sliders and kickers are becoming more and more popular these days and it seems like everyone has been giving it a try…
The cable park is just so beneficial and fun when you are a kiter and if you haven’t tried it out yet then here are 10 reasons which will help you realise just how much you are missing out on.
1. You will focus on your body position
You will be able to focus on your body position and your balance without having thinking about flying your kite at the same time… which is a big advantage.
As kiting require a lot of skills at the same time it is sometimes hard to concentrate on something specific as you have so many thing to do at the same time. At the cable you keep the handle in your hand and your first focus can be on your body position on your board. You will improve a lot very quickly.
2. You will try more things
As you’re constantly pulled by the same amount of traction there are no bad surprises… this means you will be more tempted to try to switch from heel side to topside, try to do some surface passes, to go on sliders, kickers, etc… without always thinking about the power of the wind, crashing your kite,etc…
3. Cable is good for self confidence
Yes it will scare you at first until you get so enthusiastic that all you can think about it going back. The cable is really addictive and it push you further to try new stuff and to build your self confidence and your board. You never get enough except when your body can’t take it anymore.
4. Cable will develop your upper body in a good way.
You will get strong but nicely. Your muscles will get powerful without taking to much volume as it is a constant pull and a long and aerobic exercice. You will get rid off your bingo wings
5. It’s another excuse to get a brand new board
… and the selection is huuuuuge!
6. You can have so many different outfits to go riding
You will be able to change your outfit a LOT as the water at the cable is usually warmer than the sea: so leggings, spring suits, shorts, neoprene tops… etc.
7. You can really share your sessions with your friends
You will be able to share your sessions with your best mates! Go for a double session on the cable and correct each other to improve, it is super efficient and fun.
8. Cable opens the world of kiting on sliders and kickers
With so many cool events around the world you can’t turn your back to one of the directions the sport is going and you CAN start going on sliders and kickers as it is so much fun.
9. It is so easy to go for a session
No need to have wind or waves or anything. Just take your board whenever you’ve got time and go and have fun!
10. Cable parks are everywhere!
They grow like mushrooms! So wherever you go for holidays or business trip there is always an opportunity to get on your board and the gear is much easier to transport.
So what are you waiting for? No more excuses, you ready to shred at the cable park! Don’t forget to share your pics with us and #KiteSista.