I agree. you might be over sending your kite. also, if the crashes are big, then your kite is for sure not just parked at 12:00 so you are steering it aggressively in some direction. if you are oversending, you can try to take your back hand off the bar as soon as you lift off. use it to grab your board for style points.Herman wrote: ↑Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:41 pmSeems weird to me that the op does not mention what's happening with the kite. For me kite position is fundamental in arresting the natural back rotation you generate from the take off. If it is a small jump the pull on the front hand can be used to redirect your body as well as the kite. If it is a bigger jump I would expect to have room to check the send with a front hand pull that will allow me to check any unwanted back rotation, before repositioning the kite for whatever..... Don't just let the kite take you for a ride, always do something positive with it is a good mind set imho.
If you are just dangling it is easy for an unwanted rotation to creep in. Scrunching up is fine if it is associated with positive control but possibly bad if uncontrolled. Scrunching up will reduce your moment of inertia and therefore increase the rate of rotation, just ask any figure skater.
dave1986 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:28 pmLearning to perform back rolls and front rolls will teach you the muscle memory and movements required to initiate (and prevent) rotations in each direction. I found the same issue of accidental rotation when learning, but over the months and years of practice jumping it happened less often.
Since I now kite much less often than I used to do I find that accidental rotation (or just poor body position mid-air) is now happening more often again. I guess I need more hours on the water!
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