Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Board Off Varial with Handle
Kitesurfing Technique - Board Off Varial with Handle
Board Off Varial with Handle

This really is a timeless classic. It adds some flair to a straight board off and brings back fond memories of the Space Monkeys generation and all their peers, spinning the board around tirelessly in competition the year before Martin et al went boom into freestyle:) A while back we covered the tail flip varial. Now we’ll go through the…

Kitesurfing Technique - BLT Indy
Kitesurfing Technique - BLT Indy
BLT Indy

If only we had a euro for every time that we’ve witnessed the sheer pleasure, excitement and downright chuffed-ness on a kiter’s face, when they’ve refurbed one of their stock moves with some form of kiting update! As enjoyable and frustrating as learning remains, seasoning something that you’re already capable of cooking up, does wonders for the soul and can…

Kitesurfing Technique - Pop Back Roll to Toeside with Front Hand Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Pop Back Roll to Toeside with Front Hand Grab
Pop Back Roll to Toeside with Front Hand Grab

Woohoo! This is often one of the first popped grabs that kiters nail. It fits so well with a back roll to toeside, as you actually have a tad more time. It even helps the switch to toeside, and can be boned out as you get more and more confident. It’ an absolutely phenomenal feeling to stick a grab onto…

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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 show boating with a sense of humour. Just watch Nick Jacobsen to remind yourself why we kitesurf – it really should…

Kitesurfing Technique - Toe Side to Heelside Turn on a Wave
Kitesurfing Technique - Toe Side to Heelside Turn on a Wave
Toe Side to Heelside Turn on a Wave

After a private coaching session, I always try to write a follow up for my clients as a reminder of all the things they learned while riding with me. Sometimes it’s hard to remember all that was said while on the water. I find a written summary is a great way to help the coaching message sink in better, and…

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 - Shifty to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty to Blind
Shifty to Blind

This is a fun little gem, popular amongst the wake style fraternity, which can be done equally effectively hooked or unhooked. It’s a more unusual sight than the classic Raley to Blind and therefore should hopefully get you a few whoops from your peers. The best part of this move is that by preceding the blind with a shifty, you…

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 - Blind Judge 3
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Judge 3
Blind Judge 3

We’re expecting that you can already stomp the blind judge, and therefore we’ll tweak what you have to move you towards the full monty. In tech terms, considering that you should land a blind judge pretty much down wind, you’re only going to have to turn just over another 90˚ to claim this one, but that’s a bit like saying…