Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Grabbed Double BLT
Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Grabbed Double BLT
Inverted Grabbed Double BLT

This one harks back to the alumni of Space Monkeys and all those on the tour of that era. Changing direction was still cool, and razzing it up, whether bouncing off a beach like Martin in Los Roques, or adding multiple rotations and board offs to claim a pair of world titles as per Mr Shinn was definitely a sign…

Kitesurfing Technique - Front Roll Tail Grab Board Off
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Roll Tail Grab Board Off
Front Roll Tail Grab Board Off

Here at CKPerformance we’re massive fans of rotations. You learn one and immediately you’re presented with an unfathomable plethora of new possibilities, combining your latest love of spinning with pretty much every other move you’ve already added into your ever expanding box of tricks. Here’s another classic killer combo, mixing a single front roll with a tail grab board off.…

Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Back Roll
Beach Start Back Roll

If you want to drop the clutch, pull the pin and start with a bang, there aren’t many moves which offer such instant gratification. Assuming that you nail it, the rest of your session could be mere languid Sunday afternoon lawn management, and you’ll still be grinning like a Cheshire Cat by the time you pull your keys from the…

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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 though, if you’ve been practicing the double back roll kite loop from last issue, you may need to rewire…

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 again, but rather just touch on the important bits and pieces that will make this work. If you need refreshing look back to…

Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Pop to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Pop to Toeside
Indy Pop to Toeside

This one shouldn’t take to long to master as it is really just a way of adding some extra style points to something you can already do, that is of course assuming that you can pop to toe side without a moments thought. Realistically though to make the grab, especially after the indulgences of Christmas, it’s more about polishing your…

Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Pop to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Pop to Blind
Indy Pop to Blind

If you’re keen on style there is no simpler way to ooze some steeze than add a grab. And as we have often said it’s a great way to freshen up and reignite your passion for a move that you already have in the bag - so it’ll not only look the puppy’s but also feel da bomb! Here we…

Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Kiteloop
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Kiteloop
Front Loop Kiteloop

This is a stunning move for those that like ballsy tricks where it’s all about setting everything up correctly, then holding onto your eyeballs as the kite does the rest as Karine does in Video 1. For sure there is more to it than that, but this trick is all about commitment, once you’ve set the wheel in motion you’re…

Kitesurfing Technique - Board Between Legs 1 Foot
Kitesurfing Technique - Board Between Legs 1 Foot
Board Between Legs 1 Foot

Even if you’re not an air-style aficionado and prefer smaller kite options, there is always a place for big air and its plethora of embellishments. If you’re akin to sailing more towards the relatively fiercer end of the Beaufort scale, there is a point when unhooking and competing against kids who don’t yet shave seems unwise. The good news is…