When you are a passionate kiter, the desire to improve and learn increases every time you get on the board. In this post we mention some of the maneuvers that can be performed in the waves. You will surely be looking forward to putting them into practice!
Stay on the lookout for our following posts where we’ll be explaining each trick and maneuver more in-depth.
Kitesurfing Tricks Jargon
It is the first trick that you must learn to later be able to practice others. To perform the jump, it is necessary and essential that you be able to walk and girdle.
It consists of the kiter remaining in a horizontal position, without varying the height, for as long as possible and as close to the water as possible. To finish you must go out doing a Kite loop.
This trick consists of turning the kite 360 degrees while in flight
This difficult maneuver consists of jumping backwards, passing your feet with the included board on your head
- Front Loop
It is a Back Loop but passing the feet forward
It is a Front Loop but without throwing the legs
It is considered to be one of the most practiced maneuvers. During the jump, the bar must be passed from one hand to the other, from behind
The board should be carried using force with the tips of the feet instead of the heels, much like the move in snowboarding.
It is done the same as the Back Loop but without raising the feet. It is an essential maneuver that requires good kite control. The BackFlip is a variant where the kite is not used to jump
In this test, the Kiter hangs head down during the jump by releasing the control bar. The Deadman 360 is the variant, a Deadman that includes doing the 360
This maneuver consists of releasing one leg from the board and extending it out
It is a jump in which the kiter extends the body and passes the kitesurf board over the head
To perform this spectacular maneuver, the Kiter must perform a very stretched railey in the air followed by a 360, bring the bar close to the waist and turn the faster the better.
This trick consists in that the Kiter while in the jump must catch the grab of the board with one hand near his back foot
Remember these tips
The maneuvers vary depending on the strength of the wind and the size of our kite
For powerful catches with more speed, direct your board towards the kite
Make the first jumps with the wind just right to navigate, then with practice, you will gain more height with stronger winds
Have you tried any of these? Are we missing any? Comment below!