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Safety Guidelines at Powerkiteshop:

Safety Guidelines at Powerkiteshop

At Powerkiteshop, we try and stock as many safety helmets, pads, body armour and components as well as a large range of safety accessories so that all of our customers can get maximum enjoyment out of their products in safety.

Weather conditions can change at a moments notice, power kites have extreme power and everyone at some point pushes the limit, so it's imperative we consider safety for ourselves and others.

As with all extreme sports, use common sense.

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General Safety Guidelines:

General Guidelines at Powerkiteshop

Please wear a minimum of a helmet for any wind condition.

Wear both knee and elbow pads if winds become strong. Shoes or boots with ankle support are best.

Check your site for obstructions and users particularly pedestrians, pets, livestock or sea life if close to the water.

Never fly your kite near buildings, power lines, cliffs, airports or roads.

Never fly your kite where there is not enough space to launch and land your kite safely.

Before going out, check equipment is properly maintained.

Do not fly your power kite if you cannot safely handle the power of the kite.
 

General Kiteboarding Guidelines:

General Kiteboarding Guidelines at Powerkiteshop

In addition to the above:

Please read all the product instructions and safety guidelines.

Always learn to fly with a smaller traction kite before attempting to fly a kite intended for kitesurfing.

Never kitesurf in an offshore wind. Always have someone watching you.

Do not fly in thunderstorms, lightning or at night Never kitesurf in congested areas with swimmers, boats, water craft, solid obstacles or other water users.

Never kitesurf alone or without a rescue craft on hand.

Always kitesurf with appropriate safety equipment such as a helmet, knife (to cut flying lines) buoyancy aid, protective eyewear and kite and board retaining leashes.

Never attach yourself permanently to the kite.

General Buggying Guidelines:

General Buggying Guidelines at Powerkiteshop

In addition to the above sections: 

At all times wear a helmet. Even in low winds the kite can often pull you out of the buggy.

Do a Site Assessment - beware of dangerous terrain, trees, potholes, large rocks and other obstacles that may cause injury.

Only ride on land where you have permission.

Ensure equipment is maintained regularly - tighten bolts, wheels and fixings as required.

Make sure that footstraps are loose enough to take you feet out in an emergency.

Always try and give other buggiers a wide berth.

Always wear suitable strong footwear that has good ankle support and protect your eyes with a visor or similar.


General Landboarding Guidelines:

General Landboarding Guidelines at Powerkiteshop

In addition to the above sections.

Wear a helmet and knee pads at all times. Even in low winds the kite can often pull over the top of the board and onto your knees. 

Ensure equipment is maintained regularly - tighten bolts, wheels and fixings as required. 

Make sure that footstraps are loose enough to take you feet out in an emergency. 

Never attach yourself permanently to the kite or to the board. 

Never board if you cannot handle the power of the kite. 

Always try and give other power kite users a wide berth. 

Always wear suitable strong footwear that has good ankle support and protect your eyes with a visor or similar.


Email Enquiries:

We will always endeavour to reply to your e-mail as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

To ensure that the correct department receives your e-mail please contact:

Email Enquiries:

Order / General - info@powerkiteshop.com

Training - training@powerkiteshop.com

Website queries - webmaster@powerkiteshop.com

Media/Press - media@powerkiteshop.com

Alternatively you can enter your contact details and enquiry into the form below:

Contact Information

Telephone Enquiries - 0121 544 9514:

Our staff can answer most of the questions you may have.

If they do not know they will find out and get back to you as soon as possible.

To ensure that the correct department receives your e-mail please contact:

Our trained staff are available at the following times.

Monday-Friday: 10.00am to 6.00pm

TELEPHONE NUMBER: +44 (0) 121 544 9514

If you are calling from abroad, you can call the number below:
Landline Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 544 9514

All other times including weekends we're available via the help lines but we may be out flying!

If we are unavailable you can usually leave a message for a later response.

Powerkiteshop / Postal / Returns Address:

You can visit the shop, send any enquiry / cheque payments via post or return any item to the address below:

Powerkiteshop
Studio 2 - 4
Euro Business Park
Summerton Road
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 2EL
United Kingdom

Items must be returned with a returns form enclosed by Recorded delivery and clearly marked for the attention of the Mail Order Dept.

Our trained staff are available at the following times.

We will not accept responsibility for lost parcels, or postal charges incurred when returning goods and we do have the right to refuse an exchange or refund, if we consider the goods have not been treated in accordance with the instructions provided with them.

Videos, DVD's will only be exchanged if faulty.

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