Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Board Off
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Board Off
Double Front Board Off

Heliarde is back with some big air shenanigans for you all. This time with a lofty double front roll with a rather casual board off. Nothing beats a biggy, except a biggy with some form of embellishment, and a board off double certainly does add more than a hint of spice. May we suggest that a decent double front is…

Kitesurfing Technique - Front Roll Foot Wash Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Roll Foot Wash Transition
Front Roll Foot Wash Transition

Most of us change direction more often that we do anything else, and that’s why transitions should be celebrated. Here’s one to really tickle your pinkies. The front roll foot wash transition is the antithesis of less is more, squeezing as much into a transition as possible. The base for this move is the popped front roll transition, as it’s…

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…

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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 - Water Skiing
Kitesurfing Technique - Water Skiing
Water Skiing

When you’re as helpful as Heliarde, you’ll often find yourself with two boards, having just fished one out of the mangroves from the last person who tried to jump them. As such there are a few ways to return to sender, and this one is a firm favourite well worthy of a cheeky grin and a nod from the great…

Kitesurfing Technique - Raley
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley
Raley

For many a kiter the raley is likely to be their first foray into the world of unhooked trickery. The first low flying manoeuvre, which rewards in self-satisfaction and images of looking like the pros. The raley is jolly good fun and starts a completely new progression along one of kiting’s many paths, and for those of you who may…

Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Riding
Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Riding
Strapless Riding

We’re going to keep this one relatively brief, as it is not rocket science, or rather it doesn’t have to be, apologies Mr Bernoulli. However pretty much everyone who stands on a surfboard for the first time, having been riding twin tips makes the same basic mistakes. To understand how a board works and how this effects the way you…

Kitesurfing Technique - One Handed Tabletop
Kitesurfing Technique - One Handed Tabletop
One Handed Tabletop

It is often surprising that when the wind picks up and the only option is to literally go up with it, that many a kiter’s bag of tricks diminishes. For this reason expanding your air game is a must, so that when the wind calls, as it so often does when you’ve set your heart on unhooking or that cheeky…

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…