How to do a back roll with kitesurfing?
When you want to make your first back roll with kitesurfing, start with easy conditions.
- Start with a wind range of 16 to 20 knots.
- Begin with flat water (so NOT choppy water or in high waves).
- Your kite shoot be between 10 or 11 meters.
- Try a smaller board, that is easier to turn or circle.
Step 1. Try not to go too fast or high at the beginning.
Step 2. Aim for a flatwater spot.
Step 3. The start is the same as jumping, so bring your kite to 12 o’clock.
Step 4. Now when you start your board upwind for the jump you push off really hard on your board.
Step 5. When you push off you try and look over your shoulder in the way you are surfing.
Step 6. Now you slightly pull your bar to get a bit of height and you bend your knees to make a roll (kite is still at 12).
Step 7. When you are turning/rolling you are still watching over your shoulder and try to look for a landing spot
Step 8. Start your landing by stretching your knees and steering the kite to 9 or 3 o’clock.
Step 9. You have landed and you can ride in the same direction you were going.
If you master the basics you can do back rolls higher and faster every time. You can also start doing back rolls with one hand and do a board grab. If you have enough time take one foot out of your board for extra style. Good luck!
The next trick to learn is a front roll, it is almost the same but slightly harder to learn. Look at the next video to learn a front roll kiteboarding >>