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Kitesurf learning milestones

Postby cglazier » Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:21 pm

I remember the stages of my learning to kitesurf and the moves that marked each one. My important milestones have been:

1. riding on the board (downwind) for at least a minute
2. staying upwind or coming back to my launch point
3. jumping (over 3 meters)
4. landing a back loop
5. landing spins and front loops

.. someone else will have to fill in what's next ..

I am starting trying board off moves, but I don't really know what comes next.

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:33 pm

downwind for a minute ? What did you do catch a taxi back up the beach ? :wink:

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Re: Kitesurf learning milestones

Postby KiteGlider » Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:02 pm

cglazier wrote:.. someone else will have to fill in what's next ..
Chris G
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Postby kite boardertje » Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:13 pm

what about kite looping?

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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:21 pm

Does that mean back loops are easier than spins and front loops?

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Postby jamesjrob » Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:45 pm

Winning Red Bull King of the Air! :lol:

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Postby cglazier » Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:52 pm

Anonymous wrote:Does that mean back loops are easier than spins and front loops?
I did my first backloop before a spin or a frontloop. I understand this is not the case with everyone.

It is easiest if you have a small wave face to jump off and to help pop your board up in front of you. Then you are half way around your backloop.. so just look over your shoulder to spot your landing.

It is more difficult to backloop from flat water. I think that on flat water a back spin would be easiest to begin with.

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Postby Rv » Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:12 pm

What about learning to gybe, riding toe-side, etc? Surely these are milestones too? They are for me.


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