Ben believes that in the right conditions un-hooking is the ultimate feeling in riding the waves. In this instructional he shares a few tips for the first timer that wants to give un-hooking a go. 

The bottom turn is the most important move in riding a wave. Having a solid bottom turn is essential to improving other areas of your wave riding. I will now explain how to do a bottom turn in SIDE SHORE wind. When you are on the top of the wave you want to have your kite at around 12 o’clock. But to ride down the face of the wave with as much speed as you can, you have to send your kite down before you are going down the face. Just before you arrive on the flat part of the wave, you will then send your kite back up to 12 or 1’oclock, to help you to keep your speed for when you are going up the wave to hit the lip or to do your top turn. In your bottom turn, bend your knees slightly, and lean on to your toe side edge to initiate the bottom turn. Your weight should be evenly distributed between your front foot and your back foot. Hold your line, keep your knees bent, and when you come off the flats on to the transition, shift most of your weight to your back leg. Push on your back foot in order to gain as much speed as possible while driving up the wave. " 

Another cool video of Nick Jacobsen’s “Trick of the day”. This one featuring Jeremie Tronet’s lowmobe

Nick Jacobsen produced some nice videos showing how to perform some kiteboarding tricks. On this one, after the amazing introduction, we can see Anders making a Slim Chance


Learn the Best tricks direct from the Best riders in the world

Shannon taught most of the staff at Best to ride at one time or another so we thought it would make sense for him to pass on some of his years of top flight knowledge and skill to everyone who rides Best kites.

The format is simple. We'll put together a new trick sequence and have Shannon or one of our International Team Riders walk you through the trick from start to finish. We'll explain how the trick is done and give you pointers on trouble shooting each trick so you can make them perfect.

We'll be adding more sequences regularly so keep on checking back, and if you start throwing down like Shannon and the Team, why not show us your best trick shot on the forum.

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