Jumping without flicking the kite back is a fun thing to do, and makes you realize that not all of a jump comes from the kite.
To try it, next time you are powered up, keep the kite pretty high, get a little speed, and then for just half a second, edge extra hard and then do a little bunny hop. The extra tension on the kite as you edged harder will lift you in a nice little flight.
Keeping your kite high is the key to nice soft landings too. If the kite is lower, you can still get the pop, like a wakeboarder doing a raley behind a boat, but you need the kite above you to cushion the landing.
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