Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Competitors and teams may submit questions via this email form. If the answer is of general interest, it will be published here.


Can I display personal advertising on my equipment ?

Do I have to put nationality stickers on my hull and helmet ?

May advertising / nationality flags be realised by using different (i.e. by cutting and sewing) panel sections of fabric other than the originally approved layout, when manufacturing the kite?

Are Mikes Lab Bullet 3L (Mast) / 3LC (Glider) eligible for competition in Formula Kite events ?

Are the Chubanga V2 and Chubanga V3 models registered with shims?

Is it permitted to use any material, including shims or spacers, between the parts of the hydrofoil system?

Is the Mixer/Speedsystem part of the bridles or the lines ?

Is using a shim between the mast and the fuselage considered “filling and fairing” as provided in Class Rule C.8.3(d)?

My foil has been "measured" at a previous event. Does it mean it is automatically OK for the next event ?

May a damaged kite be replaced with a kite of a different size from the same size range ?

May a damaged kite be replaced, then repaired overnight, and then changed back on the next day ?

What is "Routine Maintenance and Repair" as defined in Class Rule C.8.3(b)

What is the "minimum diameter " of a line as referred to in Class Rule C.9.4

A manufacturer of harnesses suitable for kiteboarding offers two hook plate / spreader bar weight options, 0.6kg and 2kg.  May I use any of those hook plates according to the Formula Kite class rules?

Which colours are considered as ‘high visibility colour’ for helmets in Formula Kite Class Rule C.3.2.b.1?

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