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Backroll question

Postby kiteontario » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:42 pm

Before attempting to learn a backroll, is it recommended to master popping? Or just go for it?

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Re: Backroll question

Postby william_rx7 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:48 am

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Re: Backroll question

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:19 am

Learn both at the same time.

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Re: Backroll question

Postby jats2k9 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:18 am

Go for it. I dont even know how to jump, but I do know backrolls; is the first trick I learnt.

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Re: Backroll question

Postby Kite2Heaven » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:19 am

Get any good dvd like the 'progression' series that explains it step by step - youll understand whats goin on and learn that and other tricks faster !!
Bad advice that sounds great - can bust you up...
My second trik after the backroll was backroll kiteloop.
Yeah just jump high, roll & pull the back hand, they said :)
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Re: Backroll question

Postby Toby » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:50 am

go for it. you will be amazed how easy it is! Just need to kick yourself in the butt!

But:

- take your biggest kite in light wind
- set the bar and trim to slow
- have BOTH hands next to the center of the bar
- pop off and pull a bit on the bar with both hands same time and same pressure
- throw your head and shoulder back and bam, you nailed it :thumb:
- just make sure to put weight on your back foot when landing!

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Re: Backroll question

Postby irwe » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:19 pm

I find it's much easier to do them going off a small wave face when learning.
Good luck!

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Re: Backroll question

Postby dragnfly » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:06 pm

Just give it a bash dude. Off a knee high wave. DONT pull in on your back hand by accident. Hehe.

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Re: Backroll question

Postby kiteontario » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:08 pm

Thanks for all the responses and encouragement. I have understood that it's best to keep hands close to the centre of the bar to avoid unwanted steering, and so I've been practicing riding that way. Good tips!

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Re: Backroll question

Postby TheJoe » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:14 pm

Look up load and release by the guys at learn wake they will explain how to get a propper pop.

Backrolls are easy just edge hard and fast upwind out of the water while looking over your back shoulder. Spot your landing and pull to your front hip to stop your rotation.


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