Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Pop from Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Pop from Toeside
Unhooked Pop from Toeside

By jolly, it feels like an eternity since we last entertained the realms of unhooked. High time to put things right, make amends and get you frothing for a plethora of possibilities. We’re going to delve into the unhooked pop from toeside because it’s the base and fundamental of an entire complimentary box of tricks that we can excitedly unpack…

Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Toeside Upwind 360
Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Toeside Upwind 360
Surfboard Toeside Upwind 360

There’s definitely something rather joyful about water level tricks on a surfboard. Not only does it make a change from the potential impact of anything air based, giving those tired muscles and sore body a rest, but such surface fare also makes the most of conditions that perhaps don’t line up for anything altitude based, giving you the opportunity to…

Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Back Roll
Inverted Back Roll

Getting intentionally upside down during a manoeuvre adds a unique element, both visually and sensory. In this inverted sent back roll, the visual goodness is twofold. To those looking on from the outside, the invert adds a point of difference. Whilst to you, the pilot, no matter how many times you’ve rotated before, your world will look and feel completely…

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Kitesurfing Technique - Can Can Air Gybe
Kitesurfing Technique - Can Can Air Gybe
Can Can Air Gybe

Way Back in Issue 60 we introduced you to a life of high kicks and frilly knickers. We’re heading back to the ways of the Moulin Rouge, and although we can’t claim that this trick will be as visually stunning as the film, it’ll undoubtedly be pleasant on the eye and a giggle to perform whilst humming Orpheus in the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Tack
Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Tack
Surfboard Tack

There are a couple of ways to tack a surfboard, so here’s one which hopefully is the least complicated and which should take less time to learn. Tacking any sort of directional board is a useful skill, as turning around quickly without loosing any ground downwind certainly saves time and effort, especially when all you are trying to do is…

Kitesurfing Technique - Heelside Hand Drag
Kitesurfing Technique - Heelside Hand Drag
Heelside Hand Drag

We thought we'd start this edition with a bit of simplistic, or so it would seem style. Elegantly stroking the water, followed by a plume of spray, was one of the original kiting money shots, and one that is still oft revered and pulled out the bag by many a guest on our clinics. However, as has been the experience…

Kitesurfing Technique - Roast Beef Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Roast Beef Front Loop
Roast Beef Front Loop

In our constant quest to spice moves up as best we can, which is quite fitting as we sit and write this from Sri Lanka, it’s high time to mix the best of British with the ever-pleasing sent front loop, or roll if you prefer. And yes that’ll be our quintessential Sunday dinner, the Roast Beef grab. In case you’re…

Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Wrapped
Front to Wrapped

Here’s a blinding move for you aspiring freestylers. The front to wrapped is an achievable pop move for anyone landing Shiftys to wrapped, and it also doubles as a great way to get into the non-inverted slim. Theoretically at least if you can perform a controlled unhooked front to toeside, then this move is but a step away…. The Foundation…

Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Front Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Front Down Loop Transition
Indy Front Down Loop Transition

We’ve always been massive fans of transitions. There’s something hugely rewarding in making the simple act of changing direction into something more personal, different, showy, challenging and downright groovy. Who didn’t want to BLT as soon as a back loop was possible and who doesn’t love that moment of hang and weightlessness of an air gybe. So to continue the…