Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Double Hinterburger Mobe
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Hinterburger Mobe
Double Hinterburger Mobe

Assuming that you’ve done your homework and nailed the Hinterburger Mobe, here’s another challenge. The joy of freestyle obsession and learning tricks is that you never get to sit on your laurels, there’s always something else waiting in the wings. This time round we’re adding another back rotation before the pass, squeezing out every nanosecond of airtime from your pop…

Kitesurfing Technique - Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard
Kitesurfing Technique - Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard
Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard

Unless you’re Olympic quick at beach starting and an absolute legend at getting over waves, body dragging out to calmer waters is never a bad idea, regardless whether you’re on a twin tip or a surfboard. So often one witnesses frustrated kiters who are constantly getting washed back up the beach, getting knocked off their boards before they’ve managed to…

Kitesurfing Technique - Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard
Kitesurfing Technique - Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard
Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard

Enjoying the waves, especially if you are strapless, also entails the often tricky challenge of first getting out over the foamy stuff and steeper walls. Once you’re confident at this, you’ll be able to relax, which in turn will make it simpler, you’ll save a load of body dragging back to the beach to retrieve your board and you’ll have…

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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 sides as some of you will no doubt pop back loops in the opposite direction to which you’d like…

Kitesurfing Technique - Handle Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Handle Pass
Handle Pass

The beloved dangle pass, as seen in video 1 is a fabulously satisfying move, which now seems to be almost as outdated as the once awe-inspiring dead man. That said it looks fabulous, can be done super high, and even when all your other unhooked moves have been well and truly grounded by too much wind, can be pulled out…

Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Toeside Duck Tack
Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Toeside Duck Tack
Twin Tip Toeside Duck Tack

It’s a while ago now that we covered the original twin tip duck tack. To kick off the New Kiting Year with fireworks, Champers and a full compliment of bells and whistles we’re going to celebrate. 2017’s first move, drum roll please, is its rather attractive cousin, the twin tip duck tack from toeside. Much like the former variant, this…

Kitesurfing Technique - Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab
Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab

Making a move look good, especially for that Kodak moment to be frozen in time eternal is about sticking that extra tweak or grab in. With that in mind here our guide to a popped front roll with a Crail or Nose grab thrown into the mix for extra spice. The grab itself is done with the back hand reaching…

Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Surfboard Water Start
Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Surfboard Water Start
Toeside Surfboard Water Start

You may be interested in riding a surfboard because your mitts can no longer grip the bar for out and out freestyle, or perhaps you just dream of carving beautiful faces on your new Christmas present. Either way riding a surfboard, whether a kite specific strap design or and old short board is well within everybody’s reach. If you’ve spent…

Kitesurfing Technique - Nose Grab Pop Front Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Nose Grab Pop Front Loop Transition
Nose Grab Pop Front Loop Transition

Here’s one for the purists among you, harking back to the days of no de-power, no releases, no leash, no donkey dick and the silkiness of riders like Mr Shinn (although admittedly he’d probably spin the board around a few times for good measure). Pop transitions were all the rage – the pendulum feeling of swinging out under your kite…

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