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How do you stop spinning?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:32 am
by MrBonk
Greetings,
After watching my extensive collection of downloaded kite videos once again (hey, I'm grounded....got nothing else to do), I've noticed that when performing a jump, you appear to be able to stop spinning at will to line yourself up for the landing. How is this done?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:46 am
by sq225917
you counter rotate your lower body to stop the spinning. if you are spinning you can stop the rotation by turning your legs and board in the opposite direction, sort of like a reverse table top.

its not easy, and most of these guys will be depowering and stretching out at the same time to reduce rotation speed.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:16 pm
by Brenho
Hello sq225917,
sq225917 wrote:you counter rotate your lower body to stop the spinning. if you are spinning you can stop the rotation by turning your legs and board in the opposite direction, sort of like a reverse table top.
That is if you are spinning in your vertical body axel. And if you are spinning with your body parallel to the water? Get vertical and do what you say?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 2:40 pm
by sq225917
same thing applys, helicoptoring your legs will slow you down. but not as fast.