Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe Tweak
Kitesurfing Technique - Air Gybe Tweak
Air Gybe Tweak

Here's a nice little add-on to give your jump transition a point of difference. Nothing too shouty, rather some subtle substance that will feel fresh and look on point! Adding some flare onto your air gybe should be within reach of anybody who is happy getting off the water and changing direction with a modicum of control. The game plan…

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

Ladies and Gents, once again, it's time to ramp up the volume on our well-worn record delighting in the Lego-like creativity of kiting - combining skills, adding a new one, the scintillating pleasure of our incredible sport. Today it's all about spicing up your back roll, and the inverted one at that. If you've mustered the effort to flip the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Beach Start
Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Beach Start
Twin Tip Beach Start

Come on, admit it, it’s something we all want to do. Casually stroll up to the water’s edge, drop the board, hop on and sail off into the great blue yonder with hardly a hair out of place and a completely dry derriere. So here it is, the beach start. As with all great moves, it’s not just stylish but…

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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 - Inverted Grabbed Front Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Grabbed Front Loop
Inverted Grabbed Front Loop

Funnily enough some of the most pleasant to watch and pleasing on the eye kiters are not necessarily the most radical, but simply the most stylish. Obviously there are the golden few who combine both and have as a result forged a decent career out of kitesurfing. So with that in mind here’s another way of adding the mustard onto…

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

The back to wrapped is a fairly funky move in it’s own right, although you don’t get to see them much. Most riders skip it in preference of going straight into the back mobe, and once they land that then they’re unlikely to go back to the wrapped version. However if you’re not one of the better riders in the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Roll Tack
Kitesurfing Technique - Roll Tack
Roll Tack

Many moons ago we covered the Duck Tack. Although similar to this both visually and practically, there are a few differences to the Roll Tack which we’ve found have made this the choice when coaching guests on clinics and achieving a much higher rate of continued success. Whether this is down to boards, kites, them or us we can’t say,…

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 - Mythical Wave Riding
Kitesurfing Technique - Mythical Wave Riding
Mythical Wave Riding

Mythical wave-riding is a term that we have used for many years to describe a practice that sets you up for, you guessed it, non-mythical wave-riding. The theory being that if you can’t wave-ride without the hindrance of waves, you will undoubtedly find the practice of smoothly carving and shredding with the added challenge of a moving ocean much more…