Kite Tricks

Kitesurfing Tricks:

Inverts

Inverts are wakestyle tricks that are performed when the kiteboarder goes upside down while in the air. The first person to perform a unique trick in competition gets to name it – hence a strange variety of names.

313: Heelside Raley with a frontside handle-pass 360

313 5: Heelside Raley with a frontside handle-pass 540

90210: Toeside Raley with a frontside handle-pass 360

911: A shifty Raley

Ailey: an accidental raley or an air raley without landing.

Air Raley: Board is thrown out behind the rider and above the head in a “Superman” fashion

Batwing: Toeside Raley with an Indy grab

Batwing to Blind: Toeside Raley with a backside 180.

Bee Sting: A Vulcan where the rider grabs melan like a Hoochie Glide on the way down

Big Wurm: A toeside Front Roll with frontside 540. Handle is rotated above the head

Blender: A wrapped Heelside Backroll

Blind Judge: Heelside Raley with a backside 180

Blind Pete: A toeside back roll with backside 360

Crook: Whirlybird with a rewind 180 to fakie.

Crow Mobe: A toeside front roll with frontside 360.

Crow Mobe 540: A toeside front roll with frontside 540

Diesel: A toeside Front Roll with a frontside 360. Handle is rotated above the head

Discombobulator: A wrapped Heelside Backroll with a frontside 540

Double Back Roll: A heelside double Backroll

Dum Dum: A toeside front roll with backside 360.

Dum Dum 540: A toeside front roll with backside 540.

Elephant: A Scarecrow with a rewind 180 back to forward

Fat Chance: A switchstance heelside front flip with a frontside 360

More Kiteboarding Tricks

Flavor Flip: A toeside front flip with a backside 360

Front Flip: An end over end cartwheel style flip.

Front Flip to Fakie: Front flip with a frontside 180.

Fruit Loop: A toeside front flip with a backside 180

Half-Cab Roll: A switch Roll To Revert.

Half Cab Double Backroll: A Half Cab Roll into a Toeside Backroll

Half-Cab Double Back Roll Mobe: A Half-Cab Double back roll with an additional 180

Half-Cab Front Flip: Switchstance frontflip with a frontside 180.

Hasslehoff: A switch heelside front flip with a backside 180

Heelside Backroll: Board and rider perform what is most easily described as a “reverse cartwheel”. Imagine the board is riding all the way around the inside of a pipe.

Hoochie 313: Hoochie glide with a frontside 360.

Hoochie Glide: Heelside Raley with a Method grab

Hoochie Krypt: Hoochie glide with a frontside 180. AKA hooch to fakie.

Hoochie to Blind: Hoochie glide with a backside 180 landing wrapped or passing the handle

Indy Glide: A 911 with an Indy grab.

Iron Cross: A Wrapped Moby Dick

KGB: A heelside backroll with a handle-pass backside 360

KGB 540: A heelside backroll with a wrapped backside 540

Krypt: Raley with a frontside 180.

Mexican Roll: A Heelside Backroll where the rider throws his head and body down instead of to the side.

Mobius: A heelside Backroll with a frontside 360.

Mobius 540: A heelside Backroll with a frontside 540

Moby Dick: A tantrum with a backside 360

Oh Really: Toeside Raley with a Frontside 540.

OHH: Heelside Raley with a Stalefish grab. AKA Other Handed Hoochie Glide

Orbital: An over the line, inverted, backside 360

Orbital 540: An over the line, inverted, backside 540

Oriental: Heelside Raley with a Slob grab

Pete Rose: A toeside back roll with frontside 360. Typically done with a slob or method grab

Pete Rose 540: A toeside back roll with frontside 540

Remix: A wrapped front flip with a frontside 360. AKA wrapped Slim Chance

Roll to Revert: Backroll with a frontside 180.

Roll to Blind: A heelside backroll with a backside 180

S-Bend: Heelside raley with an overhead backside 360. Both hands over head

S-Bend to Blind: S-Bend with a backside 180

S-Bend 720: Heelside Raley with two overhead backside 360’s. Both hands overhead

Scarecrow: Front roll with a frontside 180

Skeezer: A switchstance toeside front roll with frontside 360. AKA for a switch Crow Mobe

Slim Chance: A heelside front flip with a frontside 360. AKA a Front Mobe.

Slim Chance 540: A heelside front flip with a frontside 540

Slowball: An extremely stalled out heelside Front Flip where the body is kept very straight

Slurpy: Rider approached the wake with both hands behind back and performs a toeside backroll with a backside 360

S-Mobe: An S-bend with a frontside handle-pass 360 on the way down.

Special K: A Toeside Backroll to blind approached with both hands behind the back.

Speedball: Heelside double Front Flip

Spiderman: A heelside tantrum with a backside 360. Handle rotated over the head with the backhand. Basically a whirlybird with the back hand on the handle –

Square Raley: A Raley done without the use of the wake. AKA Air Air Raley

Switch Front w/backside 360: A switchstance front flip with a backside 360

Tantrum: A heelside backflip – Invented by Eric Perez.

Tantrum to Fakie: Tantrum with a frontside 180.

Tantrum to Blind: A tantrum with an indy grab and a backside 180.

Temper Tantrum: A double Tantrum.

Toeside Backroll: A toeside backflip.

Toeside Roll To Blind (G-spot): A toeside back roll with a wrapped/handle-pass backside 180.

Toeside Roll To Revert: A toeside backflip with a frontside 180.

Toeside Front roll: Rider throws their head and body down in a somersault fashion.

Tootsie Roll: A toeside front roll with a backside 180.

Vulcan: An S-Bend with a frontside 180. AKA S-Bend to fakie .

Whirlybird: A tantrum with a backside 360. Handle rotated above the head.

Whirlybird 540: A Tantrum with a backside 540. Handle rotated above the head.

Whirlybird 720: A Tantrum with a backside 720. Handle rotated above the head.

WhirlyDick: A Whirlybird where the rider does a handle pass backside 360 after the first overhead spin.

Wrapped KGB: A heelside backroll with a wrapped backside 360.

Wrecking Ball: A wrapped tantrum with a backside 360. Sometimes referred to as a wrapped Whirlybird.

X-Mobe: A switch stance toeside backroll with a frontside 360. AKA switch Pete Rose.

AIR TRICKS:

Air tricks are moves done in the flats without the use of the wake. Most moves do not have a separate name to distinguish them from their off-the-wake equivalents. Some notable exceptions are:

Bel Air: Air Tantrum.

Bel Air to blind: Air Tantrum with a backside 180.

Eggroll: Air Scarecrow.

Tweetybird: Air Whirlybird

Kitesurf Tricks and Moves

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