The kitesurfing double backroll is an accessible and rewarding trick if you can already do a single backroll and perform jumps with control. The first kitesurfing trick that most kiters learn is the backroll as it is a very natural rotation from the take-off.
It is not uncommon to over rotate your early backroll attempts, spinning you into a second backroll as you lose control.
There is however a method to the madness that makes this trick more do-able and a great addition to your trick arsenal.

Where the double backroll initially differs from the single backroll is in the take-off. The take-off for a single backroll is more of a pop, whereas for the double backroll you need to send the kite up to gain some height and make the second rotation possible.

For this reason a big factor for success is good kite control. READ THE FULL TECHNIQUE FEATURE HERE:


This week in our strapless kiteboarding series we are covering how to jibe. Jibing is your basic downwind turn and it can be entered either on your heal-side or toe-side edge. This will likely be your first and easiest transition on a surfboard with our without straps and also the foundation for wave riding as linking your turns on a wave with a kite is similar to doing a series of jibes as you ride down the line.

We will cover the basics of how to jibe in flat water to help you build a confident foundation to take out into the waves and more challenging riding locations.

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