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GnarShredd
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Taking Cable Tricks to Kite

Postby GnarShredd » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:18 pm

I'm not a super good cable rider but can do backrolls, roll-reverts, and raleys (hopefully working on a krypt this weekend!) but I finally just picked up a decent board for kiting and really want to focus on wakestyle riding when conditions allow. With that said...

Any tips for a fairly experienced cable rider for moving cable tricks to the kite? I'm talking anything from kite position/control, edging technique, etc. I just started kiting a few months ago and can't wait to bring my wake-riding to the kite.

Thanks!

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russky
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Re: Taking Cable Tricks to Kite

Postby russky » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:19 pm

Just follow the progression: load & pop, hooked-in raleys & back-rolls, then go unhooked.
Don't waste time on old-school tricks :lol:

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Re: Taking Cable Tricks to Kite

Postby truelslone » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:12 am

russky wrote:Just follow the progression: load & pop, hooked-in raleys & back-rolls, then go unhooked. (...)


If you're used to riding cable, I wouldn't waste time on learning to pop hooked neither. To be hooked in just give you a weird centre of gravity that you're not used to from the cable. On a good day I'm doing front2blinds and back2wrapped with the kite, but I still don't know how to pop properly when I'm hooked in. Good luck, you'll progress fast, being used to pop in the cable! :thumb:



GnarShredd wrote:Any tips for a fairly experienced cable rider for moving cable tricks to the kite? I'm talking anything from kite position/control, edging technique, etc. (...)


Go with speed, kite steady at 45 degrees or lower, edging and loading for a shorter period (more like a determined carve, rather than longlasting edging). Slower speed and kite at higher angles can be good for soft learning, but definitively affects the style and flow of the jump.

GnarShredd
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Re: Taking Cable Tricks to Kite

Postby GnarShredd » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:21 pm

Killer, thanks for the tips. I'm still getting a bit more used to riding unhooked but it feels comfortable to me because of wakeboarding (It's just a REALLY weird pull being up so high).

the wind is shit here during the summer but I'm hoping to do some travelling and get some more kite time in.


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