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15 Tips to be a BETTER kiteboarder !

15 tips to become a better kiteboarder

Ever wonder why your progression is slacking? Need some extra motivation? Want step up your riding ? Here is a handful of tips that everyone can use to inspire themselves to become better riders. This advice can be applied to any boardsports!

1. Learn the names of the tricks and the types of rotation so you can recognize the tricks when someone is executing them.  Watch videos online as often as possible, watch the tricks that you want to learn, and follow riders on social media so you can see them doing the tricks you want to learn. All of this is to surround yourself with what you are aiming to do.

2. Surround yourself with better riders than you. They will help you to push your limits and it is always good to take as much advice and tips as possible from people who have a higher level than you.

3. Film yourself to see how it looks, because trust me, it is never as we thought it was! Going through the footage will help you analyse your tricks and learn from your mistakes. You can also get a tracking system like the Woo which can help you push yourself every time you go on the water.

4. Don’t waste the windy days! This is the number one rule of kiteboarding; if it is windy you gotta go, you never know what tomorrow is going to be like. Try to spend as much time on the water you can. So don’t be picky with the conditions, every session has something to offer. If the wind is out of breath you should definitely start wakeboarding, it has a lot to offer to make you a better kiteboarder.

5. Try to really visualize the trick in your head before attempting it. Practice in the air on the beach or with the kite on the sand or bit of water when the wind isn’t strong. This is totally needed for people who want to pass the bar in the air or to train to land blind for example.

6. Don’t attempt tricks that are out of your range; that’s how injuries happen! … and we all know that injuries can really slow you down. So, by all means aim high and work towards that big trick you want to land, but work your way up to it slowly making sure you know each step of the way.

When you want to learn a new trick, get back to the basics. For example for a backroll to blind;  Land a few good bankrolls clean and high before attempting the blind.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8780″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]8. Try your new tricks when you are riding with  big kites which will make it easier for you to learn and practice the tricks you already have while riding in stronger conditions.

9. Once you arrive on the water, start slow with all the basics tricks you can do. Get a little warm up with those tricks, you will have way more chance to learn a new one when you are fired up about the tricks you landed.

10. Don’t lose motivation and energy throwing a railey 100 times before going for the railey to blind for example, it is just gonna get you stuck in your head and going to piss you off.

11. Don’t get pissed when you can’t throw or land a new trick, stay focused and go for it again.

12. If you take a bad crash and hurts yourself a little bit on a certain move the best way to not fear and never try this trick again is to stand up, ride up and try again immediately.

13. It is also good to have a list of all the tricks that you want to learn,  then just check them off once they’re accomplished. It is going to give you a goal and motivation.

14. It’s a good idea to get a list together in your head before you go for a trick, and repeat it;  Like – Edge Hard – Unhook – POP hard – Get the kite lower – pass the handle – land and bend the knees. Of course some of those steps are going be automatic and you won’t think about them once you have the trick on lock.

15. The most important for last, you have to try to do  something different and new every session. Get stoked about what you want to do and enjoy the learning process. And don’t forget to always have fun and look cute and the rest will follow 🙂 ![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you have any advice you want to share with us feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear them !

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