As I discussed in my last post, this week I will talk a little about some basic tricks of kiteboarding. The first and possibly the most important building block of all tricks is simply jumping and catching air while kiteboarding. No waves are needed to jump as the kites are designed to be able to create lift and pick up kiteboarders with ease. There are two ways in order to catch air while kiteboarding: one way to catch air is by moving the kite to a certain position in order for the kite to pull one up as discussed in the first video below, the other way to catch air is by leaving the kite in the same position and edging the board hard enough in order to create what in kiteboarding terms is call “pop”.
Below is a short video clip on how to jump and boost big air.
Below is a short video clip on how to jump by “pop”, leaving the kite in the same position.
Next post I will discuss front rolls and back rolls, stay tuned.