Today’s episode is the first where I give some tips about improving your freestyle learning process. Everybody is working on something different, that’s why I want to give few tips that will be helpful for everybody. In the next episodes you will find precise tricks descriptions, however for now I would like to talk about few things that are very important for newbies.
When I was starting to do freestyle there was nobody there to tell me these things. The only tip I got from my brother was to keep my kite as low as possible, and I think that was the worst and the most cruel tip I ever got. For a beginner it is actually recommended to put your kite a little higher to learn the pop or the rotation. When you are confident with one thing, you can add another, put your kite lower, add a rotation, go faster and bigger! New manoeuvres will come quickly once you feel confident.
Kiteboarding today is a divide between people who want to do as many spins as possible and those who take care of their style, add grabs, slow down rotations and go big. In my opinion both of these show merit, however if you want to look good in photos first you better take care of your style :P
Below is the video where you will find other tips for learning freestyle tricks ! Enjoy
Photos: Alexander Lewis-Hughes