Kitesurfing Technique

Kitesurfing Technique - Double Hinterburger Mobe
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Hinterburger Mobe
Double Hinterburger Mobe

Assuming that you’ve done your homework and nailed the Hinterburger Mobe, here’s another challenge. The joy of freestyle obsession and learning tricks is that you never get to sit on your laurels, there’s always something else waiting in the wings. This time round we’re adding another back rotation before the pass, squeezing out every nanosecond of airtime from your pop…

Kitesurfing Technique - Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard
Kitesurfing Technique - Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard
Body Dragging Past the Shorebreak on a Surfboard

Unless you’re Olympic quick at beach starting and an absolute legend at getting over waves, body dragging out to calmer waters is never a bad idea, regardless whether you’re on a twin tip or a surfboard. So often one witnesses frustrated kiters who are constantly getting washed back up the beach, getting knocked off their boards before they’ve managed to…

Kitesurfing Technique - Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard
Kitesurfing Technique - Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard
Getting Out, Over and Through the White Water on a Surfboard

Enjoying the waves, especially if you are strapless, also entails the often tricky challenge of first getting out over the foamy stuff and steeper walls. Once you’re confident at this, you’ll be able to relax, which in turn will make it simpler, you’ll save a load of body dragging back to the beach to retrieve your board and you’ll have…

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Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Grab
Front Loop Grab

It was recently brought to our attention that we had yet to cover one of the first and potentially simpler of front loop (or front roll) variations - the grabbed sent front loop. We’ve talked you through the inversion, the one foot and all manner of transitions and pops, but this issue we’ll set the record straight and deliver an…

Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Bounce Transition
Beach Bounce Transition

You’ve all probably seen someone do this, whether onto and off the beach, or some solid looking object, and thought that it’d be a fun one to add to your list, with the minor exception of potentially looking a bit of a plonker whilst mastering it. In all fairness, this is no more or less showy than any other trick…

Kitesurfing Technique - Hooked Back to Blind Tail Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Hooked Back to Blind Tail Grab
Hooked Back to Blind Tail Grab

Here’s a beauty. Those of you who have been following our technique for some time will recall how we used to bang on about going for moves which the conditions allow (saves a lot of frustration), and how learning so many of the more advanced moves hooked in will stand you in good stead and allow you to show some…

Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Down Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Unhooked Down Loop
Unhooked Down Loop

The unhooked downloop is a satisfying morsel that unfortunately doesn’t get enough airtime these days. Some time ago you would have seen the editor of this very publication throwing these down left, right and centre. If you’re not sure what it is have a look at sequence 1. When it’s at home this move is a pop performed whilst the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Nose Grab Jump
Kitesurfing Technique - Nose Grab Jump
Nose Grab Jump

Jump variations and grabs are always welcome as they add something to the most fundamental of moves without, hopefully, the need to hammer your self too much in the process. It’s always a joy to see someone boosting and banging out numerous different grabs, making each jump different and the whole performance more pleasing to the eye. This time around…

Kitesurfing Technique - Under Turns
Kitesurfing Technique - Under Turns
Under Turns

Once you have giggled yourself senseless riding across the grand bleu, you know that the once unsure world of kitesurfing is in fact your true calling. With that knowledge comes the endless quest for hacking upwind, mastering your “bad side” and a bevy of pointless, yet none the less handsome moves. In your pursuit of these dreams you may often…

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