Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Dark Slide
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Dark Slide
One Foot Dark Slide

It's an absolute pleasure to welcome Heliarde back onto the technique pages of IKSURFMAG. We've had so much fun filming and working with him this past month, so here he is showing us how it's done, this time with the somewhat precarious looking one-footed Dark Slide, finished off with a back roll and late kiteloop, Muito show! This one is…

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

Last issue, we took you through the heel to toe carve with a downloop, or as we prefer to call it, an under turn. Well, it's time to meet the rest of the family! May we introduce you to the toe to heel carve with the very same downloop. If by chance you didn't read the previous instalment, rest assured…

Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Carving Upwind 360
Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Carving Upwind 360
Strapless Carving Upwind 360

This is nearly the last in the series of all things related to tacking on the surfboard front! We have one more left in the bag after this fun addition to your armoury. The strapless carving upwind 360 in its simplest form is a heel to toe duck tack with a downloop tagged onto the end to take you all…

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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 - Strapless Toeside Beach Start
Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Toeside Beach Start
Strapless Toeside Beach Start

You may be wondering why on earth you should donate some of your valuable kiting time learning a toe side beach start when a normal heelside start stands you in good stead regardless of which direction you intend to start? The carat here is that this is in fact the base move for the somewhat trendier running version, and who…

Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Wash
Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Wash
Hand Wash

Oddly enough it’s possible that you already know how to back roll hand wash, maybe even front roll hand wash, but chances are you’ve not even considered a simple, no frills approach to the cleanest of moves. This seems to be a popular photo choice at the moment, and as there’s nothing more in than being en mode, lets get…

Kitesurfing Technique - Board Behind Front Loop Waterstart
Kitesurfing Technique - Board Behind Front Loop Waterstart
Board Behind Front Loop Waterstart

We often encourage new moves as variations, but if the truth be told they are merely building blocks upon a solid foundation. The old adage holds true; you have to earn the right to progress. This can be viewed as a negative motivation. However you see it, the candid fact is, that without the base you can’t build. Fortunately for…

Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Dark Slide
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Dark Slide
One Foot Dark Slide

It's an absolute pleasure to welcome Heliarde back onto the technique pages of IKSURFMAG. We've had so much fun filming and working with him this past month, so here he is showing us how it's done, this time with the somewhat precarious looking one-footed Dark Slide, finished off with a back roll and late kiteloop, Muito show! This one is…

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…