Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 2
Kitesurfing Technique - Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 2
Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 2

Well distinguished readers, here we are, part two of the jump transition down loop. We’ll take it as given that you’re here after progressing from the prequel, and if you’re not but feeling somewhat gung-ho, we won’t stand in your way - but it never hurts to read the instructions first…. In the simplest terms possible, today's aim is to...

Kitesurfing Technique - Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 1
Kitesurfing Technique - Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 1
Learning to Loop Part 5 - Jump Transition Down Loop Part 1

We’ve split the Down Loop Air Gybe into two parts as we’re very much aiming this at those of you who have been patiently following this series. We’ve been going at it in baby steps to make sure that you’re ready for the next step. So far, you’ve earned yourselves more than a few stripes, working through the fundamentals and...

Kitesurfing Technique - Back to Wrapped Hooked
Kitesurfing Technique - Back to Wrapped Hooked
Back to Wrapped Hooked

When you hear the name back to wrapped, you likely cast your mind back to bygone days of unhooked freestyle (if you've been around long enough) and what was often considered the precursor to the back mobe. What we're looking at here with the hooked version is potentially a softer, kinder and generally more friendly relative that requires no unhooking,...

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Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop
Double Front Loop

It’s an unwritten fact, that to really prove yourself as an accomplished front looper, you must learn to slow your rotation down, so that your complete 360 matches perfectly the time you spend in the air. This of course shows great control, adds oodles of style and concerning this next move teaches you how to land from a non completed,...

Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty
Shifty

It would appear that the shifty is gaining in popularity. That said you may be reading this and not actually have a clue what we’re talking about. So to put you out of you misery focus your eyes on the two images in Pic A and Video 1 Christian is riding to right to left and Karine is riding left...

Kitesurfing Technique - Jump Roast Beef
Kitesurfing Technique - Jump Roast Beef
Jump Roast Beef

Now this is a good grab, and one that’ll dazzle on a plethora of tricks. Our sage advice would of course be to start at the beginning, so we’ll introduce this one with a regular jump. The idea being that you’ll have ample time to both ponder and practice grabbing in the right place, as it is quite different from...

Kitesurfing Technique - New Nose Grab BLT
Kitesurfing Technique - New Nose Grab BLT
New Nose Grab BLT

It would appear that there must be more possible variations of your typical Back Loop (or roll) Transition than the average combination lock. This one is a little bit like playing twister after a week on a boat. It’s not the simplest grab combination, but well worth the effort, especially if you enjoy a challenge. So what exactly is 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 - 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...