Kiteboarding Tricks

Awesome Kiteboarding Tricks to Try This Summer.

Kiteboarding Tricks

Kiteboarding Tricks.

Kiteboarding, also known as kitesurfing, is an adrenaline-filled activity that’s becoming increasingly popular. It’s easy to learn the basics of kiteboarding, but if you’re looking to take it to the next level, then you need to master some of the awesome tricks available. With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to get out on the water and show off your skills. Here are 9 awesome kiteboarding tricks to try this summer!

Jump: This is one of the most basic tricks in kiteboarding, which involves launching into the air with the kite and landing back on the water.

Backloop: This trick involves looping the kite behind your back while in the air and landing back on the water.

Frontloop: Similar to the back loop, the front loop involves looping the kite in front of you while in the air and landing back on the water.

Railey: This trick involves jumping with the kite, extending your legs straight out, and then bringing them back in before landing.

Kiteloop: This trick involves looping the kite in the air while maintaining a constant speed and direction.

Board-off: This trick involves removing one or both feet from the board while in the air and then placing them back on the board before landing.

Darkslide: This trick involves sliding the board across the water while facing backward, using the kite to maintain speed and direction.

Handle-pass: This trick involves passing the kite control bar behind your back while in the air and then catching it with the other hand before landing.

The Cobra.

The Cobra is an advanced kiteboarding trick and can take a lot of practice to master. It starts with a back loop, which is when you jump with your kite, launches yourself into the air, spin 360 degrees, and land back on your board. After the Backloop, you will then transition into a Frontloop, which involves doing a front flip while pulling your kite around in a loop. After completing the Front loop, you will then perform a Railey, a trick where you launch off the wave while bringing your kite up. This move requires a great deal of body control and balance to keep your board under your feet as you pop off the wave.
Once you have completed the Railey, the next step is to do a Board-off. This trick involves releasing your board from your feet and sending it away from you as you jump. You will then catch your board by the handle, do a handle pass, and continue on with the trick. Next, you’ll perform a Darkslide which involves cutting across the face of the wave and transitioning from one edge of your board to the other without letting go of the bar. Finally, you will end the Cobra by performing a Jump to finish it off.
Mastering the Cobra can be incredibly rewarding and looks amazing when executed properly. With practice and patience, you can impress your friends and family by pulling off this awesome kiteboarding trick this summer!

The Kiteloop.

The Kiteloop is a popular and relatively easy trick for kiteboarders to attempt. It involves launching the kiteboarder into the air, then performing an aerial spin before landing. To do a kite loop, the kiteboarder should first bring the kite to its highest point in the sky and keep it there. Next, they should edge hard on the board and jump up off of the water. As the kiteboarder leaves the water, they should start to spin by turning their shoulders and head in the opposite direction that their board is traveling. Once they have spun around twice (or three times for a more advanced trick) they should pull down on the bar and quickly bring their feet back under them, allowing them to land with their board pointing straight ahead. With practice, kite looping can become a fast and dynamic trick that adds some serious style to any kiteboarding session.

The Backroll.

The backroll is one of the most popular kiteboarding tricks around and it’s perfect for summertime. To pull off a backroll, you’ll need to start by positioning your kite in the direction of the wind and building up speed. Once you have some momentum going, take a big jump off the water and use your kite to pull you up into the air. While in the air, you’ll want to tuck your knees and spin your body backward until you’re facing the sky again. As you make the rotation, you should end with your legs stretched out to help you land back on the water properly. With a bit of practice, you should be able to nail this trick with ease!

The Frontroll.

The front roll is an essential trick that all kiteboarders should have in their arsenal. This trick can be done while jumping off a ramp, or while riding on flat water. To do the front roll, start by riding at a medium speed with the kite in a neutral position. As you approach your takeoff point, edge the board slightly, build up speed, and bring the kite to 11 o’clock. Pop off the water, then pull the bar towards you, bringing the kite back to the 12 o’clock position. At this point, you will already be doing a frontside rotation in the air. As you come back down to land, extend your legs and try to land as if you were performing a frontside jump.
The key to a successful front roll is the timing of your kite movement in relation to your body. Make sure that when you pull the bar, you are extending your body and rotating into a frontside spin. Also, make sure that the kite is moving before you take off and that it is still moving when you come back down to land. This way, you will get enough lift and rotation to complete the trick.
Practicing the front roll will help you progress in other tricks as well, such as the handle pass and blind judge. With practice, you will be able to master this trick and add it to your repertoire!

The Flake.

The Flaka is one of the most popular tricks in kiteboarding. It is a flat rotation trick that can be performed both on the water or in the air.
To perform the Flaka, you need to start with a steady kite and begin edging downwind. Then, you must slowly start to turn the kite away from you, towards the edge of the window. When the kite reaches the edge, you need to use your body weight to pull yourself out of the water and up into the air. As you come off the water, you need to steer the kite around in a 360-degree arc while keeping it close to your body. This motion should create a flat rotation which will be your Flaka.
When done correctly, the Flaka looks incredibly graceful and smooth. The trick is all about timing and balance. If you’re just starting out, it’s best to start slow and work your way up to higher speeds. Mastering the Flaka is a great way to build confidence in your kiteboarding skills and add a fun element to your sessions!

The Flat 360.

The flat 360 is one of the most popular kiteboarding tricks out there, and it’s relatively easy to learn. It’s a trick where you spin a full circle while riding along the water’s surface. To perform a flat 360, you will first need to edge upwind and initiate the trick with a small jump. When you are in the air, you will need to turn your board around, keeping your hands and arms spread out for balance. Make sure to keep your head up and look over your shoulder in the direction you want to spin. As you finish your rotation, land back on your board with an even weight distribution and continue riding. Practice this trick until you get comfortable with it and can do it with ease!

The Blind Judge.

The Blind Judge is a trick that requires serious kiteboarding skills. It’s a challenging trick but it looks amazing when pulled off successfully. To perform a Blind Judge, you need to jump straight up with the kiteboard and then turn your body 90 degrees in midair and rotate the board 180 degrees before landing. This will require you to be able to keep your body steady and balanced as you rotate. You should have your weight evenly distributed across your legs for maximum stability. Once you have completed the rotation, you can let go of the kiteboard and land in a straight line.
This trick takes practice and confidence in your abilities. As you get better at it, you can start adding spins and turns to make the trick even more impressive. The Blind Judge is a great way to show off your skill and become one of the best kiteboarders in the world. So grab your board, head out to the beach, and start practicing!

The S-Bend.

The S-Bend is an impressive and challenging kiteboarding trick that requires strong air awareness, proper technique, and a good sense of balance. This trick can be executed when the wind is blowing from the side at around 15 to 20 knots.
To perform an S-Bend, you must begin by edging upwind with your kite high in the sky. Next, engage your edge and bend your back into an ‘S’ shape as you jump off the water. As you pass the zenith point, pull your bar and make a sharp turn to the left or right. The movement of the kite will then create enough power for you to pop back up and continue with a smooth landing.
The S-Bend is an advanced trick that takes time and practice to master. Make sure you have adequate speed and balance before attempting this trick and always listen to your instructor’s advice when learning it. With patience and dedication, you’ll be able to show off your S-Bend to all your friends soon enough!

The wrapped 360.

The wrapped 360 is a fun and challenging kiteboarding trick that involves spinning your kiteboard 360 degrees while keeping the nose of your board in the same direction. The challenge of this trick comes from having to time the rotation of your body with the rotation of the kiteboard. In order to properly execute the trick, you’ll need to make sure that you keep your weight forward throughout the entire spin.
To begin the wrapped 360, you’ll want to set yourself up by taking off your board and getting into a low crouch position. Once you are in position, you should turn your head and eyes toward the kite and focus on where it will be going during the trick. Next, you will want to turn the kite into a rotational loop and then move the bar toward the back of the window. As the kite begins to rise in the sky, you’ll want to shift your weight forward and start to turn your board in a clockwise direction.
During the rotation of the wrapped 360, you should try to keep your feet level with each other as much as possible. As you are turning your board, you should also be pressing down on your back foot and lifting your front foot up and off of the board. This will help you stay balanced and give you more control over the spin. Once you have completed the full rotation, you’ll want to bring your board back onto the water and return to a normal riding stance.
The wrapped 360 is a great kiteboarding trick to learn and master this summer. With practice, you’ll be able to progress quickly and enjoy some of the most thrilling rides on the water. Have fun and happy kiteboarding!