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Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:20 am
by turfAndsurf
Which strapless trick is easier to start with? Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin? I already can do a strapless jump.

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:35 am
by austroKiter
I would say easiest is probably grabbed backroll followed by no-grab backroll.
What do you mean with backspin/fontspin?

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:59 pm
by dirtybeach
You can also try what I call "wrong hand forward". Not sure if it's a common trick, but I came up with a way to do a sent kite jump without a transition, downloop, or crazy horse - starting and finishing the jump riding in the same direction. It helps to have a sliding stopper on your chicken loop line, but not mandatory.

Trick described while riding goofy foot (right foot forward, starboard etc.)

- with some speed, send your kite to 12,and at the same time with your right hand, grab the heel side rail as you lift off.
- as you near the peak of your jump, move your left hand on the left side of the bar, to the right side of the bar and redirect your kite forward.
- put your board under your feet, spot your landing and ride away.

Pic - not a textbook landing by any means, but the point is im landing with my left hand on the right side of the bar. Cheers and have fun !!
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Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:08 pm
by Levinson
Great trick tip :-) I Will try that

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:10 pm
by turfAndsurf
This is what I mean by frontspin https://youtu.be/mMg39JpP2CI vs. the frontroll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88ERO7qorqA

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:25 pm
by Levinson
Thats the same trick. You dont have to go all Toby on the tricknames. Just call it a front rotation :thumb: And its really difficult without straps :lol:
I would suggest you start out with a grabbed backroll over a kicker, grabbing the board heelside with your front hand

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:59 pm
by turfAndsurf
Sounds good, I appreciate the advice. I will give a try.

Re: Strapless Backroll, Frontroll, Backspin or Frontspin?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:29 pm
by dylan*
Levinson wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Thats the same trick. You dont have to go all Toby on the tricknames. Just call it a front rotation :thumb: And its really difficult without straps :lol:
I would suggest you start out with a grabbed backroll over a kicker, grabbing the board heelside with your front hand
front/back rolls are inverted tricks, if youre not inverted it's just a fs/bs 360