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 - Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop
Kitesurfing Technique - Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop
Twin Tip Heel to Toe Carve with Downloop

There is nothing sweeter than exiting a carve with some oomph, whether it be full back burners boosting to the max or a more mellow constant pull to drive against. There are so many factors that inhibit the perfect turn, but there is one addition that can pretty much guarantee an excellent score – adding a downloop. If the mere…

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

Guaranteed to spice up ones armoury, the front loop is the base move for so many kiting tricks, that it be often regarded with awe and fear. Perhaps because it looks so smooth, and some how un-dangly, it seems to scare prospective freshers away, who then seem intent on focusing all their efforts on the back loop. Well fear ye…

Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Foot One Foot
Front Foot One Foot

This is one fun move for sure, you’ll confuse your peers, and most likely yourselves at first, but rest assured that the Triple F is surprisingly easy and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – it’s show boating with a sense of humour. Just watch Nick Jacobsen to remind yourself why we kitesurf – it really should…

Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Gybe Part 2
Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Gybe Part 2
Surfboard Gybe Part 2

As promised in the previous instalment of the Surf Board Gybe we’re now back with the other variation. This time we’ll be challenging you to change your feet from heelside to toeside before carving the board around as in the Video. This method of course has its uses. First off if you’re new to riding a surfboard the chances are…

Kitesurfing Technique - Popped Hooked Indy Front to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Popped Hooked Indy Front to Blind
Popped Hooked Indy Front to Blind

For you pop masters this issue we thought we’d take you through a lovely, tasty, smooth and flowing hooked in, popped front with an Indy grab. These hooked moves are both fun and practical. They give you the chance to learn something new and good looking while polishing your skills and preparing you for more boom in the future, and…

Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty Indy Jump
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty Indy Jump
Shifty Indy Jump

To finish off this issue another sent move which you can enjoy in the cold, hanging on with gloves just as much as you can somewhere warm. The Shifty Indy is a sent grab with a look back and twist which you can hold for a while in the air, and which you can tweak by either extending the legs…