Here are some useful tips to how-to do a Backroll kitesurfing by Ruben Lenten. Thank you for checking out my YouTube channel, I hope that you enjoy the content and that my how-to videos will help you reach that next level. Ride hard and fly high.

There is no doubt about it, kite foiling is up and coming as one of the most efficient sports on the water. It is awesome for those light wind days to get your water time and is incredibly fun to do. A new challenge to learn without risking your body too much. It allows you to glide over the water, go on long distance kite missions and explore new places. That said, Kite Foil isnt as easy as it looks. Foil Kiting can be extemely frustrating to learn as it is very different from kiteboarding and other board sports. Here are my top five tips to learn to foil kite and some things that helped me to learn.

When riding strapless on a surfboard, the position of your feet is vital but there is more to consider than most people may first imagine. Though the lack of straps leaves us susceptible to suddenly losing our balance and board, it also allows us the flexibility to position our feet in the optimal position for the task at hand. This video will explain the fundamentals of where to place your feet and the underlying reasons why different positions are important for different aspects of riding a kite surfboard. If you'd like to find more help with learning to ride a kite surfboard please check out our Progression Riding & Control Collection which contains videos covering: - Waterstarts & step-on beachstarts, - Stance, control and speed - Getting out over waves These are part of the Kitesurfing Volume 1 Collection which will take you to all forms of carving turns on flatter before you start riding waves with frontside and backside turns.

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The Backroll is a good place to start if you want to learn strapless rotations.

The motion with the kite is similar to a transition, with medium speed from 1 to 11 or 11 to 1 o´clock. To regain speed it helps to add a kiteloop at the end.

Let's have a look at the Back Roll in detail:

Start with good speed and the hands placed close to the center of your bar. Send your kite up and make a tight carving turn upwind.

With the kite nearly at 12 o´clock, pull down on the bar and kick down with the heel of your back foot to initiate the take off. At the same time bend your knees fast so the nose of the board can rise up.

Once in the air, your back foot should be used to push the tail of the board in the desired direction. By bending the front knee, you direct the nose down and under your hips.

The key to this move is to make sure that the bottom of your board always faces into the wind. This way the board is pushed to your feet which gives good control.

Once in the air, bend the hips and try to keep your body in an upright position.

If you need to balance yourself, let go of the bar with your front hand.
As you approach the landing, start to pull in with your back hand. Sometimes it helps to add a kiteloop after landing to regain speed. Landing with the nose of the board first will ensure a smooth landing.
If you’re having problems keeping the board on your feet, try grabbing the board with the front hand directly after take off. Stay upright with your body and try grabbing the front section close to the nose.

Let´s remember the key elements:

fly the kite up
to initiate take off push down on the heel of your back foot and bend your front leg
push down on the tail with your back foot and bend your front leg to direct the nose of the board up.
try not to rotate too off axis as this will make it hard to get back over the board
land on the nose first and and in a kiteloop to regain speed.

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