Wind window: where you will fly the kite in relation to your body position
Edge of the window: the part of the wind window where you will fly to launch and land the kite
The kiter's clock: positions on the edge of the wind window, like a clock, i.e., 12:00 is right above you, 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 are to the left of 12:00, and 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 are to the right of 12:00
The power zone: this is where the effect of the wind is the strongest, as more surface area of the kite is in direct contact with full wind.
The board launch: getting going on the board from a reclined position in the water, by diving the kite, watch the video, "Board Launch" on the video page
Sheet out: pushing the control bar away from you, thus reducing the power of the kite's pull AND slowing down the speed of the kite
Relaunching a kite after crash: the inflatable kite floats on the water, until you steer it to relaunch, watch "Relaunching a Kite" on the video page
Body drag: what EVERY kiteboarder must learn, as you WILL need to know this in such cases as losing your board and self-rescue, and is achieved by holding the kite with one hand at about 45 degrees above the water, and allowing the kite to pull you through the water, your legs trailing behind you, using your free hand as a keel to go slightly upwind
Self-rescue: another skill EVERY kiteboarder must know, as there are times when things don't go as planned, such as unexpected high winds, injury, or equipment failure, and the kiter must know how to get himself and his gear safely back to shore. PLEASE learn this from a certified instructor!!!