DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNLESS YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS WHICH ARE FOR YOUR SECURITY AND PROTECTION. THIS INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. FOR CURRENT UPDATES, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: WWW. ONKITEBOARDING.COM IF YOU ARE BELOW THE AGE OF 18, YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN READ THESE WARNINGS, CAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS AND SHOULD NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER THE PROPER GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISION OF SUCH A PERSON.
The use of this product exposes the user to many unavoidable and unexpected risks, injury, DANGERS and HAZARDS. The suppliers of this product are not responsible for any damage to property or any personal injury caused by any use, misuse, abuse or irresponsible use of this product by the user.
Kiteboarding is a HAZARDOUS sport. Power kites and their lines and control equipment can be DANGEROUS to flyers and to anyone in the vicinity of their use. Kiteboarding must be taken seriously and we recommend that, at least in the early stages of your use, you seek the guidance of professional instructors and experienced kiteboarders. Improper and/or unreasonable use of this kite may result in DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to ANY part of your body and to OTHERS.
Do NOT use your kite near power lines, airports, buildings, automobiles, trees, streets, parking lots, rocks, piers, breakwaters, buoys, etc. and keep your kite fly lines away from people and ALL obstacles. Always fly in an open area and observe wind and weather conditions, particularly in circumstances where you may encounter offshore, onshore, variable or strong winds.
Do NOT attempt to use your kite on water until you are confident and comfortable with the use of a trainer kite on land. Spend time to become familiar with the operation of your kite and remember that you are responsible for its operation and for the security of those around you. As you learn the sport, work within your own limitations and do NOT exceed them.
If you intend to use the kite on water, always use appropriate protective gears and flotation devices and do NOT attach yourself or tie yourself permanently to the kite lines. The kite is NOT intended for use as a flying device nor indeed is it intended as a means of flotation.
RECOMMENDED KITEBOARDING PRACTICE:
Kiteboarding is an extremely diverse sport, with many disciplines and ability levels. As with all sports, there can be certain inherent risks. The following contains key security points to remember when operating your On kite.
- Kiteboarding is a HAZARDOUS activity and the use of Kiteboarding equipment involves the risk of serious personal injury to any part of the user’s body, or death.
- Injuries are an INHERENT RISK of kiteboarding and the participation in kiteboarding implies the user’s acceptance and assumption of those risks.
- Children should ALWAYS be under adult supervision.
- It is strongly recommended that beginners take lessons.
- ALWAYS inspect your equipment for signs of wear and tear each time before use, particularly all lines, canopy, bladders, screws and fittings.
- If ANY products are found to show signs of wear & tear, STOP using the product immediately and repair or replace before further use. If in doubt about any signs of wear & tear, please contact your local vendor. Contact details are available from www.onkiteboarding.com
- NEVER place yourself in a situation where breakage of any one of the various kiteboarding components would pose a risk to yourself or others, or make it difficult to return to the shore securely & unassisted.
- Make sure you use properly designed and manufactured parts from reputable suppliers.
- Take time to study the conditions including sea state, tides, currents, weather conditions and forecasts before you decide to go sailing. Beware of sailing offshore, onshore, variable or strong winds.
- Familiarize yourself with any new location before venturing into the water. Ask the locals to tell you about any hazards.
- Watch out for other beach users, especially swimmers and small children. Make sure you keep your board and rig under control at all times and that they don’t get blown about on the beach or in the water.
- Always use appropriate protective gear and flotation devices. Wear the correct protective clothing for the conditions such as a wetsuit or a UV top.
- We STRONGLY recommend wearing a kiteboarding specific helmet
- Make sure someone knows where you’ve gone & when you are expected back – always sail with a buddy.
- Be aware of the conditions as they change. ALWAYS return to the beach if there is a significant change in the conditions. i.e. wind dropping or wind & waves increasing.
- As you learn the sport, work within your own limitations and do NOT exceed them.
- Do NOT alter, modify or change this product.
- This product is designed and manufactured only for kiteboarding on water or snow.
- Keep these warnings, cautions and instructions for future reference.
- The following contains key security points to remember when operating your
ON KITEBOARDING kite, and associated kiteboarding equipment on water, land or snow.
SNOW USE GENERAL GUIDELINES
- The points listed under the Recommended Kiteboarding Practice also apply to the use of this product on the snow. Please read the previous paragraphs even if you intend to use this product primarily on the snow.
- These kites are intended for use on the snow as a traction device to propel a rider across wide open snow fields in a controlled and appropriate manner.
- Do NOT attempt to use this kite as a flying device. Do NOT use this kite to soar from ridges, cliffs or slopes.
- Do NOT attempt to launch yourself into the air in any manner which can create excessive impact on the rider upon landing.
- EXTREME caution must be taken when using this kite in any mountainous region, uneven terrain or glacier. Wind conditions in these areas are notoriously unstable and can change in velocity and direction without notice.
- ALWAYS use appropriate protective gear. We STRONGLY recommend wearing a snowboarding specific helmet.
- Do NOT tether yourself to any stationary or moving object such as a stake, snowmobile, or car while flying this kite.
- ALWAYS stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects
- SNOWKITE: People downwind or down slope have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them
- SNOWBOARD: People down slope have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them • You must NOT stop where you obstruct others or are not visible.
- Whenever starting or merging with others look upwind/uphill and yield to others.
- Always use retention devices while riding to help prevent runaway equipment. If you remove the retention device for any reason, turn the snowboard upside down and push the bindings into the snow to prevent runaways.
- Observe any and all posted signs and warnings
- Keep out of closed areas
- SNOWBOARD: Prior to using any lift you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
- Do NOT snowboard/snowkite when tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Snow terrain and snowboarding/snowkiting conditions VARY CONSTANTLY! AVOID ANY man made structures, trees, tree-wells, rocks, debris, variations in terrain or slopes, avalanche areas, crevasse, cliffs, power lines, lift lines, water hazards, changes in snow surfaces or texture due to altitude and sun exposure, wind and weather changes, and any other conditions which could affect your ability to properly control your snowboard/snowkite.