OK, this is a typical Plummet post
, hopefully people will be interested and new tricks or variations will appear. Tricks already published on commercial DVDs should be excluded, I guess, the point being to describe tricks or variations which otherwise will never be known. And, yes, it is not windy here so I have nothing better to do...
My contribution is what I call a hooked sliding 360
- Choose a day that you are decently powered on flat water
- Gain speed on a crosswind - slightly downwind direction
- Very gently get a bit of lift by keeping the kite high and pulling the bar gently (the lift should be just enough to allow the board to slide)
- Look over your front shoulder (like you do for a backroll) and rotate standing up, a pirouette sort of movement
- The board should rotate flat on the water surface by sliding a full 360 degrees
- Keep the speed, exit with speed, edge, done
On choppy water one can do a variation: leave the tail of the board in contact with water while the front of the board is lifted by the front foot (bent knee). In this way the board rotates on a nearly vertical position while the body, again, stays upright, the tail marking a line on the water like on a dark slide.
No leaning back, no pop, no kicking the back foot, no airtime, no video, sorry... Feels nice, looks nice for my taste, easy for intermediate middle aged kiters like myself