Yeah, point taken bigsmelly. My explanation is still legit however... Your kite position can still give the basis for backside and frontside - the kite is pulling you in one direction right up until the point of sending it. Unless you do a transition, your kite will return to its original direction of pull. So it is still legit to use the kite's position as the basis for frontside/backside orientation.BigSmelly wrote:Backside, back towards the kite first? Frontside, front towards the kite first? But when you initiate the jump, and thus the spin, the kite is usually above or slightly behind you (unless you popping off a wave, or just popping by edging upwind slightly), therefore your explanations are a bit misleading.
Do you define clock references looking at the rider from above? If so, then you definitions are incorrect. When the right foot is the leading foot and you are spinning counter-clockwise (looking from above), it is the front spin and vice versa.BigSmelly wrote: Riding normally, when the right foot is the leading foot spinning clockwise is frontside, while anti-clockwise is backside.
Riding normally, when the left foot is the leading foot spinning clockwise is backside, while anti-clockwise is frontside.
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