Intermediate (103)

Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe to Toeside
Air Gybe to Toeside

Rather than being an extension to one of the most popular transitions, the Air Gybe landed to toeside is in fact a very good way to learn an Air Gybe. Why? The answer is all about playing to your strengths. Mo...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe with Late Kite Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe with Late Kite Loop
Air Gybe with Late Kite Loop

This move is really as much a cheat as it is a trick, and a very useful one at that. If the title doesn’t give away what it is have a look at Video 1. A late kite loop in this case means that the kite loops...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop from Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop from Blind
Back Loop from Blind

Some time has passed since we last covered a move that fits into the loosely labelled hooked-in freestyle category. Not everyone is keen on unhooking for various reasons, whether it be the conditions they ride...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside
Back Loop From Toeside

This is another great hooked in trick, which leads on to a world of opportunities once you crack it. And even for those more advanced riders this will give you something else to do when it’s too windy to unh...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside
Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside

Yup, the name gives it away, and if you’ve done your homework from the last issue, you’ll be ready and primed. We’ll keep this one pretty brief, as it is an extension of the back loop from toeside, using...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot
Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot

These front foot one foots are a fun way of adding some unusual style to your moves and as our third instalment we’ll be adding it to a back loop, or back roll, depending where you’re from. This variation a...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Kite Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Kite Loop
Back Loop Kite Loop

Ruben Lenten has pretty much made this move his-own, which is just as well because it could do with a bit of a revival. This is very much an advanced move and done well looks phenomenal (see above). Back in th...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Toeside
Back Loop to Toeside

For those of you already happily sticking your popped back loops, it’s time to add the killer combo and land them to toe side. This is also a great reason to learn your pop tricks and your toe side on both s...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition From Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition From Toeside
Back Loop Transition From Toeside

This is a fun one. We all need transitions to turn around, and lets be honest the better they look the better we feel. The BLT in its true form is one of the most popular transitions out there. Done well it oo...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition to Toeside
Back Loop Transition to Toeside

Here’s a fun variation on a theme. Everyone loves a BLT (perhaps with a sausage roll chaser) and sticking it to toeside adds an extra dimension. As a move it will force you to control your rotation speed and...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce BLT
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce BLT
Beach Bounce BLT

For want of a better expression, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and this translates tokiting as there is more than one way to change direction. This in fact would be a British understatement at its...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce Transition
Beach Bounce Transition

You’ve all probably seen someone do this, whether onto and off the beach, or some solid looking object, and thought that it’d be a fun one to add to your list, with the minor exception of potentially looki...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start from Two Feet
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start from Two Feet
Beach Start from Two Feet

Many moons ago we covered the beach start where you anchor the board by putting one foot in a strap to stop it misbehaving and running off whilst you fly the kite. As effective a method as that may be, the lau...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Front Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Front Roll
Beach Start Front Roll

We spend a lot of time offering up different alternatives to a full plethora of moves, often ignoring a few areas. As such we relish the chance to give you a brassy alternative to jumping off the beach. Thus,...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind to Toeside Carve
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind to Toeside Carve
Blind to Toeside Carve

Continuing along the path of hooked in moves to keep you busy and anything to and from blind here is a cheeky blind turn. Blind is sometimes described as toeside backwards, and this demonstrates it nicely. At...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Underturn Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Underturn Transition
Blind Underturn Transition

Often it’s welcome to have something (potentially) low impact, low altitude, but still high on satisfaction and fun, and in this case practicality as it’s a transition. It’s been a while since we covered...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Board Behind Waterstart
Kitesurfing Technique - Board Behind Waterstart
Board Behind Waterstart

Stylish and practical, definitely two words that fit this down to a T. Stylish because what better way can there be to regain your pride after a wipe-out, other than just boosting back up into the air from whi...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Boned Back Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Boned Back Loop
Boned Back Loop

Another fun variation, taking the humble back loop and pepping it up with a cheeky boned grab for more style points and extra satisfaction. We’ll be boning it out with a tale grab here, so extending your fro...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Chicken Gybe Part 1
Kitesurfing Technique - Chicken Gybe Part 1
Chicken Gybe Part 1

The Chicken gybe is often used but rarely celebrated. It serves surfboard riders well as a method of changing direction quickly when time, space or both are limited. The chicken gybe is particularly useful if...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Chicken Gybe Part 2
Kitesurfing Technique - Chicken Gybe Part 2
Chicken Gybe Part 2

Continuing on from the last issue in which we covered part one, here is the toe to heel version of the Chicken Gybe. The idea is much the same as before, you’re aiming to pivot the board from toe to heel wit...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide Grab
Dark Slide Grab

The Dark Slide is definitely one of those tricks that appeals to a lot of folk, whether kids in boots or the more laid back lady and gent usually content with some boosting. Perhaps there is an element of show...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide with a Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide with a Back Roll
Dark Slide with a Back Roll

If you’re mildly infatuated with dark sliding, spending endless sessions trying to eke out an extra few milliseconds suspended under your kite, indulging yourself in fantasies of sliding yet further, it coul...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop
Double Back Loop

Lets start with the potential simplicity of the double back loop. You should only really being going for this if you can already do a jumped back loop, and if you can, it’s merely a matter of getting an extr...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Down Loop Transition
Double Back Loop Down Loop Transition

This is a fine transition, and with the down loop pulling you out at the end, you’ll get a lovely surge of power and exit with as much speed as you took into it. Down loop transitions are all about having co...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop to Toeside
Double Back Loop to Toeside

This jump really typifies what kiting is all about, both getting air and adding together moves, marrying them, adding parts on like a text bundle and coming out with something new and exciting. The constant ch...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Transition
Double Back Loop Transition

Adding an extra rotation is a sure fire way of stepping up a move that you already have mastered, and the double back roll transition is definitely up there as one to learn, so here it is. One word of warning...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop
Double Front Loop

It’s an unwritten fact, that to really prove yourself as an accomplished front looper, you must learn to slow your rotation down, so that your complete 360 matches perfectly the time you spend in the air. Th...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Grab - Tail to Nose
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Grab - Tail to Nose
Double Grab - Tail to Nose

Forever on the search for that little bit extra, something to challenge yourself and add a touch more zest to your airtime? Then here’s another stylish combo which should keep you busy for a while and lookin...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop Air Gybe
Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop Air Gybe
Down Loop Air Gybe

Transitions may not be the coolest thing in competitions, but for most of us they are a decent opportunity to actually do something at the end of a run, which yielded no rewards. Whether it be slashing around...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Fin First Beach Start
Kitesurfing Technique - Fin First Beach Start
Fin First Beach Start

Mucking around on a surfboard is as much about becoming more instinctive, and understanding how your board and kite work as it is about deliberately learning new skills. So here we’ve got a move that can com...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Foot Plant Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Foot Plant Transition
Foot Plant Transition

In keeping with recent themes, here we have yet another cheeky transition. This one is an utter joy, nothing too flash, a mere modest planting of the front foot before springing back up and off. If you’ve al...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Foot Wash Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Foot Wash Transition
Foot Wash Transition

We’re sure that this move has a multitude of apt names, but seeing as it fits into the “support” bracket of tricks such as the BLT Handwash, Darkslide, FLT Handwash etc. we’ll keep the clean theme. Thi...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot
Front Foot One Foot

This is one fun move for sure, you’ll confuse your peers, and most likely yourselves at first, but rest assured that the Triple F is surprisingly easy and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – it’s...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot Front Loop
Front Foot One Foot Front Loop

A few issues back we covered the front foot one foot jump, this time round we’ll be looking at adding a front rotation into the mix. Although based around this most cheeky of foot outs, combining it with a f...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop 540 Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop 540 Transition
Front Loop 540 Transition

It’s been a long time since we took you through the front loop (or roll) air gybe, so now it must be time to encourage you to try this 540 version - a toe side landing. Coming around to toe side is effective...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Front Loop Down Loop Transition

Perhaps we need to make more of an effort with names, the longer they get the more complex they may seem. Maybe all the rad beach talk has some weight after all! However we seem to return from each clinic with...

Intermediate

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Kitesurfing Technique - Melon Grab to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Melon Grab to Toeside
Melon Grab to Toeside

Adding grabs to any move guarantees extra spice and will undoubtedly make it feel even better. There are also times when a quick fix is needed, when you don’t want to be slamming yourself and the mind just i...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - One Footed Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - One Footed Front Loop
One Footed Front Loop

Before going any further we’ll start by saying that if you’re about to try this then we assume that you already know how to front loop. Therefore we don’t need to painstakingly go through the front loop...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Pop Back From Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Pop Back From Toeside
Pop Back From Toeside

Last issue we looked at the rather swanky way of popping to toeside. So it’s probably only fair to give you the equally impressive method of styling back from toeside to heelside. It’s all good and well ha...

Beginner
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Air Gybe
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Air Gybe
One Foot Air Gybe

Time to spice up one of the fundamental moves in kiting. We all like showing off and sometimes the simplest of things feel and look good. It’s also a godsend to have something, which you can learn without ha...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Wrapped
Raley to Wrapped

Raleys and Wrapped are not always the most popular of bedfellows. When we think of wrapped or 3s, 5s and even 7s rotating that way, the Shifty is more often favoured as the proceeding movement due to it’s mo...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Front Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Front Loop Transition
One Foot Front Loop Transition

This move is a bit of a classic from the archives. Reminiscent of huge four line kites, powered up with the bar wedged against the knot of the oh so effective trim strap, solid no flex mutant strapped onto you...

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