Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Drag Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Drag Back Roll
Hand Drag Back Roll

Kite tricks are much like cakes, once you’ve got the foundation you can add to and embellish it in any number of ways, combine it with another skill and the keep the ever growing endless game of learning alive. Here is one such combination, the Hand Drag Back Roll, a bit of a twist on the Hand Drag from a…

Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop
Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop
Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop

There is nothing sweeter than exiting a carve with some oomph, whether it be full back burners boosting to the max or a more mellow constant pull to drive against. There are so many factors that inhibit the perfect turn, but there is one addition that can pretty much guarantee an excellent score – adding a downloop. If the mere…

Kitesurfing Technique - Riding Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Riding Blind
Riding Blind

Looking back in annals of kitesurfing history, riding blind had a similar standing as the darkslide does today. It was considered a decent showy move and was much sort after. Casually skimming across a bay or lagoon in reverse gear, waving at your adoring fans with a Cheshire cat smirk etched on your face was a wonderful sight to behold.…

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Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop S-Bend
Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop S-Bend
Down Loop S-Bend

We’re throwing this in just in time for those winter gusts and/or trips abroad. We’ve noticed quite a bit of down looping this summer, and this is a fairly simple add-on. In itself the move opens up a plethora of possibilities, done super powered up it can deliver some seriously arching height, looks great off a wave and is a…

Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Kiteloop
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Kiteloop
Double Back Loop Kiteloop

This one harks back a bit, watching some of the early adopters pulling the trigger on one of these back in the day was a sight to behold, large kite, no depower, heavy mutant strapped to their feet, and serious landings! Fortunately things have moved on and tricks like this are open to anyone and everyone, so certainly worth a…

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 your feet whilst aimlessly trying to snap your ankles, all the while hoping not to dump the kite lest you need…

Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Pop Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Pop Front Loop
Unhooked Pop Front Loop

Continuing our front loop fest we thought it high time to introduce the baby brother of the much-respected s-bend, the popped unhooked front loop. Not only does this move dazzle, but also it is a base for a whole other world of kiting tricks that may or may not intrigue you. Added to that all this unhooked malarkey, if you’re…

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 challenge in kiting makes it fun, and combining skills that you already have makes it achievable. With this win-win in mind, let's ponder the killer…

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 oozes style, a casual rotation, effortlessly floated around with control. Old boys do them, kids in boots do…

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