The dictionary on kitesurfing gives the definition of all the technical terms related to kitesurfing. It is also a glossary that translates the English vocabulary in French kiteboard. Technical terms are explained in detail for a beginner to start kiteboarding in good conditions. It is a practical lexicon to watch again and again as soon as you lack a vocabulary word.

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pads -  Pièces de mousse sur la planche dont le rôle est de servir d’antidérapant, confortable pour poser ses pieds
Parafoil -  Invented by parachute designer Domina Jalbert in 1963, this is a kite which is based on the aerofoil wing shape and does not require any rigid frame for flight. Can also be called ram-air, wing, ram-jet, and paraglide.
Peter Lynn -  A New Zealand manufacturer of kites including the ARC, Waterfoil and C-Quad models.
pétole -  Terme pour désigner un jour sans vent
PFD -  Personal flotation device, lifejacket.
Pig Tails -  The 4 short lengths of line attached to the kite where the 4 flying lines are tied.
planche directionnelle -  Planche qui n'a pas les deux côtés identiques (exemple:planche de surf)
Planing -  Is when the board is going fast enough to skim across the surface of the water, as compared to pushing its way through the water.
planning ou planer -  La planche déjauge en glissant sur la surface de l'eau
Point Of Sail -  This refers to the direction of a kiteboard or sailboat relative to the wind
Pointing -  Going in a direction as upwind as possible. A kite that points well is one that goes upwind at a better angle than others (more directly into the wind).
Polyester -  Is the material used for the canopy of most inflatable kites ..ripstop polyester of about 50 gram weight.
pont (planche) -  C'est le dessus de la planche, là où sont posés les straps et les pads
Pop -  Extra jump gained through strategic use of just the kiteboard and line tension, pop is a essential building block for later tricks. Sometimes referred to as soda in the south.
pop -  Manière de sauter en utilisant l'élasticité des lignes et de la planche, la planche à tendance à rebondir lorsque l'on appuie sur la carre. On s'en sert pour sauter sans se servir de l'aile
Port -  The left side of a boat, from the perspective of a person looking forward. The opposite of starboard.
Port tack -  Sailing on a tack with the wind coming from the port side (left side). You are normally kiting on port tack if your left hand is forward.
poulpe (effet) -  Effet poulpe. C'est lorsque l'aile avance et recule dans la fenêtre et qu'elle n'est pas stable au zénith. Elle se déforme et c'est désagréable parce qu’on perd le contrôle de l’aile. Cela est souvent dû à une aile qui est mal gonflée ou qui a une fuite
Power zone -  The area in the sky where the kite generates the most pull, this is generally between 0 to 60 degrees arc from the center of the downwind direction.
Powered-up -  When the kite's power increases because of wind gusts or the kite passing through the "power zone".
pré-lignes -  C’est le départ des lignes qui partent de la barre
Profile -  In an airfoil, the side view of the foil.
Projected Area -  This refers to the apparent area of a kite while it is being flown, as opposed to when it is lying flat on the ground
Pump Leash -  This is a short line used to hook the air pump onto the nose of the kite during pumping so the kite does not blow away.
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