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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Table top -  A flashy move that can be done while jumping. Hanging more or less upside down with your board out flat above you like a table top.
Tack -  The direction which is being sailed, normally either starboard tack or port tack. In a starboard tack, the wind is coming in from the rider's starboard (right-hand) side, similar to sailing a boat. In normal riding, the kitesurfer takes a heading which is as close to into the wind as possible, and in any event leads at some angle slightly upwind, sometimes as much as 45 degrees. Jumping, wave riding, and throwing tricks usually results in traveling downwind, so the net result is to maintain a constant position. Alternately, see "downwinder".
tail -  Queue en français, partie la plus à l’arrière de la planche. L’opposé du nose
tantrum -  Rotation avant à une seule main
taquet -  Être au taquet, être à fond, mais aussi un taquet coinceur que vous pouvez trouver sur votre trim
tchootch -  Petite partie en plastique rigide dans le chicken loop que l'on glisse dans le crochet du harnais et qui permet de le bloquer
Tea-bagging -  Popping out of and falling back into the water intermittently due to light or gusty wind or poor flying skills.
Teabagger -  Used by jealous participants of alternative sports in reference to kiteboarders, comparing a kitesurfer to a tea bag dipped and steeped in a teapot. Refer to "tea-bagging" above.
tête d’alouette -  Nœud utilisé pour attacher les lignes aux pré-lignes de l’aile
Thermal wind -  Cold air over the ocean and warm air over the land result in a pressure differential that causes wind. Thermal wind is often quite steady.
thermique -  Vent d'été qui est dû à une différence de température entre la terre et la mer, le vent vient de la mer, il chauffe dans les terres et monte en altitude
Toe side -  The side of a board on the edge where a riders toes are (opposite of heel side). Riding toe side is riding with your toes facing the water
toeside -  Carre pointe de pieds
Traction kite -  Any kite big enough to pull a vehicle on land, snow, ice or water. This type of kite is called traction kite
Trailing edge, TE -  The back edge of the kite running between the wing tips. Can also be called a leech. The trailing edge may have a leech line sewn in
transition -  Manœuvre qui consiste à changer de bord, changer de sens. On peut aussi faire des sauts-transition
travers (vent) -  Naviguer travers au vent, c’est glisser de façon perpendiculaire par rapport au vent
tri-fin -  ou Thruster Planche à 3 ailerons
tricks -  Figures ou manœuvres
trim -  Action de trimer ou de détrimer son aile, la rendre plus piqueuse ou plus cabreuse, cela remonte ou descend le point de bordé, cela donne une incidence sur la puissance de l’aile
Trim line -  In a 4 line inflatable kite is a the line that goes from the loop at the center of the control bar (chicken loop) to the two flying lines connected to the front of the kite. Adjusting its length adjusts the "trim" or angle of attack (AoA) of the kite. Changing this adjustment can increase the AoA for more lift or decreasing the AoA for less lift.
Trim loop -  A loop used in most 4 line kites located at the centre of the control bar and used to adjust the kites AoA, thereby depowering the kite. Also called 'chicken loop'.
trip -  Voyage en anglais
True Wind -  This refers to the wind as felt by something that is not moving.
twin tip -  C'est une planche symétrique à tout point de vue. Planche très utilisée en kite qui permet d'éviter le jibe. Elle permet de glisser des deux côtés
Twin tip, TT -  A board that rides equally well in either direction, like a wakeboard. A TT is usually smaller than a directional board in size. A twin tip is typically 110 to 160 cm in length and is symetrical (has no front and back end).
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