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Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Blind with Air Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Blind with Air Pass
Back Loop to Blind with Air Pass

After last issue’s take on the back loop to blind we thought it only fair to continue on from where we left off. Needless to say you really should be sticking the blind landing on your back loop before movin...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Blind with Surface Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop to Blind with Surface Pass
Back Loop to Blind with Surface Pass

For the truly courageous amongst you our final move this issue is a real gem. Not only is a back to blind with a surface pass, see Video 1 out an absolute show of control and a beautiful move in it’s own rig...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Mobe
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Mobe
Back Mobe

Seeing as its getting much warmer up this way, and holding onto the bar is now genuinely possible and even enjoyable, we thought it high time to throw a real cherub of a move at you aspiring unhooked freestyle...

Advanced
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 t...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Barefoot Water-ski Dismount
Kitesurfing Technique - Barefoot Water-ski Dismount
Barefoot Water-ski Dismount

Unsurprisingly here is another fun filled move from Heliarde. The water-ski or barefoot dismount. Not only does this look the absolute shizzle, but it’s also a good way to train yourself for the joys of the...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Pass
Beach Start Pass

This is an audacious move that you’ll often spot in fun-filled videos of distant shores. A jumped beach start looks mighty fine but throwing a pass in as well, that’s the icing on the cake. If you’ve eve...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Judge
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Judge
Blind Judge

Simply put - a great move, looks the biz and definitely one that once you have it nailed, rewards with a high percentage return rate. In English the blind judge is an unhooked raley to blind but with an air pa...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Judge 3
Kitesurfing Technique - Blind Judge 3
Blind Judge 3

We’re expecting that you can already stomp the blind judge, and therefore we’ll tweak what you have to move you towards the full monty. In tech terms, considering that you should land a blind judge pretty...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Kiteloop
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Back Loop Kiteloop
Double Back Loop Kiteloop

This one harks back a bit, watching some of the early adopters pulling the trigger on one of these back in the day was a sight to behold, large kite, no depower, heavy mutant strapped to their feet, and seriou...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Double Front Loop Down Loop Transition

This is a personal favourite on the transition side of life, as it has a lazy feel and an almost slow mo appearance, thanks to the fact you don’t need to turn the full 720˚ as the downloop does a lot of the...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Heart Attack
Kitesurfing Technique - Double Heart Attack
Double Heart Attack

Here we go, something for those of you who like a challenge and don’t mind kissing the water occasionally! The Double Heart Attack or in ye olde English, a double S-Bend 3. Either way, it’s an absolute cra...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop S-Bend
Kitesurfing Technique - Down Loop S-Bend
Down Loop S-Bend

We’re throwing this in just in time for those winter gusts and/or trips abroad. We’ve noticed quite a bit of down looping this summer, and this is a fairly simple add-on. In itself the move opens up a plet...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - F16
Kitesurfing Technique - F16
F16

True or False? The F16 is aptly named as a result of the horrendous G forces the body must endure whilst attempting it. Well to be honest it is surprising a certain Mr Bertrand Fleury, or his peers such as Tob...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Blind
Front to Blind

Front to Blind Our front loop love bubble just would not be complete without adding the sublime blind landing and a cheeky surface pass out. Tricks to blind look phenomenal, feel sensational, and once you get t...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Front to Wrapped
Front to Wrapped

Here’s a blinding move for you aspiring freestylers. The front to wrapped is an achievable pop move for anyone landing Shiftys to wrapped, and it also doubles as a great way to get into the non-inverted slim...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Handle Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Handle Pass
Handle Pass

The beloved dangle pass, as seen in video 1 is a fabulously satisfying move, which now seems to be almost as outdated as the once awe-inspiring dead man. That said it looks fabulous, can be done super high, an...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Hooked Back to Blind Ole
Kitesurfing Technique - Hooked Back to Blind Ole
Hooked Back to Blind Ole

Been featuring a few of these Ole endings recently, as they are a fine way to finish off a hooked move to blind as it makes the whole trick smooth and is great alternative to getting your shoulders hammered wh...

Advanced
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 lea...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Front Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Indy Front Down Loop Transition
Indy Front Down Loop Transition

We’ve always been massive fans of transitions. There’s something hugely rewarding in making the simple act of changing direction into something more personal, different, showy, challenging and downright gr...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - KGB
Kitesurfing Technique - KGB
KGB

The KGB is the next step on from a back to blind with an air pass. Much like the excitement of a Blind Judge 3, the add on is the final 180 of rotation so that you land heel side, therefore completing the move...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Kite Loop 3
Kitesurfing Technique - Kite Loop 3
Kite Loop 3

The KL3 is a genuine pleasure to tame. Having a bit of pull from the kite and chucking a pass in to boot should get you cheering yourself on even without witnesses. Best bet before trying this would be to get...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Kite Loop to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Kite Loop to Wrapped
Kite Loop to Wrapped

The kite loop to wrapped is a desirable move in its own right which shows good control and is a pleasure to land. However it is also the ultimate stepping stone and building block to a kite loop 3. The advanta...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Krypt - Raley to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Krypt - Raley to Toeside
Krypt - Raley to Toeside

We all love a Raley, and funnily enough most of us learn on our preferred side, favourite foot forward, leading to a solid heelside touch down. It seems a shame to ignore the other side and deny yourself the k...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - NIS
Kitesurfing Technique - NIS
NIS

Even if you already have an inverted Slim Chance in the bag, adding the non-inverted variant to your repertoire will be both satisfying and worthwhile. It’s likely that many of you and in particular some of...

Advanced
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 you...

Advanced
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...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Blind with Surface Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Blind with Surface Pass
Raley to Blind with Surface Pass

This is a killer combo! As far as non-big air tricks go, landing an unhooked move to blind and surface passing out of it is the shizzle. What’s more, once you can throw it to blind like Andre Phillip, it’s...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Raley to Wrapped
Raley to Wrapped

Raleys and Wrapped are not always the most popular of bedfellows. When we think of wrapped or 3s, 5s and even 7s rotating that way, the Shifty is more often favoured as the proceeding movement due to it’s mo...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend
S-Bend

Without wanting to open up a tin of worms and start some huge debate here’s a look at how to learn the S-Bend. It’s a fairly controversial move in its own right, as the definition of an S-Bend will vary de...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend Pass
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend Pass
S-Bend Pass

The S-Bend Pass, or aggressively popped front loop pass, is your next stage on from landing blind. It’s a blind judge tagged onto the end of an S-Bend in much the same way that blind is tagged onto an S-Bend...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend to Blind
S-Bend to Blind

Throwing a decent S-Bend and then stomping it to blind is always going to look tasty. Best bet before you tackle this is at least to have your Raley to Blind sorted, and it’ll make it even more achievable to...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty 3
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty 3
Shifty 3

Some time ago we covered the shifty to wrapped. If you’ve got that down you’ll have no doubt thought about or even tried its big sister, the shifty 3. This is another dynamic move that feels sweet, looks c...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty 5
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty 5
Shifty 5

The constant, sometimes seemingly small progressions in kiting are often the most rewarding challenges. In freestyle the possibilities seem endless, moving from a blind landing with surface pass, to an air pas...

Advanced
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 ca...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty to Blind
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty to Blind
Shifty to Blind

This is a fun little gem, popular amongst the wake style fraternity, which can be done equally effectively hooked or unhooked. It’s a more unusual sight than the classic Raley to Blind and therefore should h...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty to Wrapped
Kitesurfing Technique - Shifty to Wrapped
Shifty to Wrapped

This is a cracking move, which looks phenomenal, feels amazing and is actually relatively easy to nail consistently once you’ve got it. For us 2009 has been shift-tastic, loads of the BKSA youth elite squad...

Advanced

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Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend
Kitesurfing Technique - S-Bend
S-Bend

Without wanting to open up a tin of worms and start some huge debate here’s a look at how to learn the S-Bend. It’s a fairly controversial move in its own right, as the definition of an S-Bend will vary de...

Advanced
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Air Gybe
Kitesurfing Technique - One Foot Air Gybe
One Foot Air Gybe

Time to spice up one of the fundamental moves in kiting. We all like showing off and sometimes the simplest of things feel and look good. It’s also a godsend to have something, which you can learn without ha...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Dark Slide Grab
Dark Slide Grab

The Dark Slide is definitely one of those tricks that appeals to a lot of folk, whether kids in boots or the more laid back lady and gent usually content with some boosting. Perhaps there is an element of show...

Intermediate
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 tim...

Beginner
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...

Intermediate
Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Toeside Front Loop Down Loop Transition
Toeside Front Loop Down Loop Transition

Here is a trick that feels so smooth and is just about combining some skills that you may already have. Apart from the hopefully obvious need to have a solid toeside so that you can resist and pop, the other b...

Intermediate
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