Kiting with/without kite leash and board leash

Always kite with your kite leash attached for safety. Only remove the leash if you are very skilled and comfortable with kite control.
Board Leash: If you can go up-wind body dragging, you may remove the board leash but take care not to be overpowered because this makes up-wind body dragging nearly impossible.
If you are unable to body drag upwind, wear your board leash and always use a helmet because when you crash with a board leash your board is normally following behind you and may hit your head.