Knowing the correct terminology gives a kite-boarder the ability to describe his situation and allows for better communication of ideas and information. Here is a quick list of Kite terms for you.
Aerial – Any trick done in the air
Backstall – When the kite falls backwards, stall
Chicken loop – the loop that connects the harness to the kitebar
Danger Zone – the area where you can get hit with the kite
Drop zone – the area where the kite can fall, the floor of the WW
Edge – to angle the board in the water
Edge of window – the edge of the wind window with the least power.
Fly away – a loose kite
Front Roll – a spin rotating in the direction of travel
Grab – to grab the board during a jump
Hot launch – to launch in the middle of the power zone
Inside lines – the lines that go from the middle of the bar to the front of the kite.
Outside lines – the lies that go from the outside of the bar to the back of the kite
Power zone = the middle of the wind window
Quick release – a device used to release the equipment quickly
Reach – to ride across the wind
Sheet in – to pull the bar towards you
Sheet out – to push the bar away
Stopper ball – a device to stop the bar sliding too far up the lines
Trim line – the thick sliding line through the center of the bar.
Underpowered – to have a kite that is too small for the wind conditions
Venturi – wind funneling between two objects and getting stronger
Wind Window – the area where the kite can fly
Xray – what you need after a big wipeout
Zenith – The top of the wind window