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 - Sliding Surface Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Sliding Surface Pass
Sliding Surface Pass

Ladies and Gents here’s a move that although we don’t teach very often, does have a place in your box of tricks as it leads you towards other things and can still look pretty smooth because you’re passing from blind, so it flows. The idea is basically to slide your board to blind, breaking out the tail and then adding…

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…

Kitesurfing Technique - Hoochie Glide - Hooked
Kitesurfing Technique - Hoochie Glide - Hooked
Hoochie Glide - Hooked

This is a fun addition to anyone’s popping arsenal. It used to be a very wakestyle move back in the day as it definitely comes from those masochists who ride behind boats. The beauty with kiting’s very own Hoochie Glide is that you can learn it with support from the kite, so there’s no need to book the osteopath for…

Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Back Loop to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Back Loop to Toeside
Unhooked Back Loop to Toeside

This one will always feel good done well, and is of course the first step in many a budding freestyler’s repertoire to a plethora of pass moves. Technically it is just an unhooked version of the same move hooked in, so assuming that you can execute a popped back to toe side and already stomp unhooked raleys and understand kite…

Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Toeside Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition

It is all well and good having a plethora of moves in your box of tricks, but you need to make sure that you keep up with the transitions too. Having more ways to change direction is never a bad thing so here is another one which will have you flying out gracefully with plenty of beans. Before attempting this…

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…