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Backroll to toeside

Backroll to toeside

De backroll to toeside is a freestyle kitesurf trick taht you can perform hooked in or unhooked. This page is for the hooked in version, its pretty much the same as a powered Backroll with a 180 rotation at the end.

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Kitesurf Level

Semi advanced Kitesurf trick

Style: Freestyle

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Previous Trick

Variations for the Backroll

  • Backroll to toeside with Grab
  • Backroll to toeside switch
  • Instand of popping your back back after the landing its fun to start a downloop turn.

Next trick

  • Backroll kiteloop
  • Unhooked Backrol
  • Unhooked Backrol to toeside

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Step by Step How to do a Backroll to Toeside

The Backroll to Toeside is basically the same as a powered backroll, with a 180 degrees turn before the landing.

Lets take the trick step by step:

  1. Get a comfortable riding speed while edging firmly
  2. Keep your kite at 45 degrees and try to hold it there during the whole trick
  3. Release your edge and go a little bit down wind
  4. Start your backroll by steering your board hard upwind
  5. Bring the tension in your body and rotate your head over your front shoulder
  6. Pop the board off the water with your rear leg
  7. Keep your head turning over your front shoulder and the rest of the body needs to follow.
  8. Bend your knees in the air for a fast rotation.
  9. Keep looking as far as possible over your shoulder, till you spot your landing.
  10. Let go of your front hand o your back shoulder can turn open.
  11. Let your hips and legs follow the same rotation as your shoulder.
  12. Spot your landing and slow down your rotation by opening your body en stretch your legs
  13. Absorb your landing by bending your knees and land your board downwind.
  14. Don’t edge directly but try to remain your speed riding toeside
  15. pop your board back to normal position.
  16. Rotate the bar back in normal position (turn to the direction you ride)

This is the step by step backroll to toeside. We hope this is useful and get you guys spinning those backrolls. If you have some tips or tricks you want to share, contact us on:

Tips and tricks for the backroll

Tips and tricks for the Powered Backroll to toeside

  • Keep the Kite steady, so you get the power from the Pop not the kite.
  • Keep your hand in the middle of the bar, next to the powerline to prevent steering the kite.
  • Start in light wind with a big kite. Because bigger kites can’t over steer that easily.
  • Aim to pop on a small wave or ripple in the water.
  • Bend your knees in the air for spinning faster
  • Stretch your legs in the air to stop rotating.
  • Fully commit to the trick and turn your head far over your front shoulder.
  • Try the Powered Backroll on flat water, so you can control your speed and edge.
  • Pull the bar after the pop to get a little bit more pull upwards.
  • Focus on the backroll and after the roll turn the 180 degrees.
  • Try stretching your back to add more style.
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