WE’VE PICKED THREE TECHNICAL COACHING VIDEOS FROM TOM COURT AND SAM LIGHT TO HELP YOU BUILD THE FRAMEWORK OF SKILLS YOU NEED AHEAD OF THIS ISSUE’S MAIN TECHNIQUE VIDEO FEATURE ON THE NEXT PAGE, THE DOUBLE BACK ROLL. HANDY!
Main image: Sam Light, confident / Photo: Craig Kolesky
#01 – POPPING BASICS WITH TOM COURT
Tom says: This is a key and fundamental dynamic within most tricks that allows the rider to generate a clean takeoff and also get more efficient height from each trick. If you are popping for a jump or any trick, it is different each time, however the key features remain the same. So these POP trick exercises at the start of a session will really help you to get yours dialled in!
#02 – HOW TO JUMP WITH SAM LIGHT
Sam says: The reason we all learn to kitesurf, to fly through the sky ? I could talk for hours about how to jump, this tutorial is designed to give you the tutorials and key points to take on the water for your first jumps.
#03 – HOW TO POP A BACKROLL SAFELY WITH SAM LIGHT
Sam says: In this tutorial I explain my top tips for how to learn a backroll safely, one of the easiest, fun and most important tricks to learn!