There are three things we recommend knowing before you begin unhooking. When you unhook, you’re absorbing all the power of the kite into your bar. Unhooked tricks will lead to a new variety of tricks. Since you do not have the option to depower the kite from the bar, unhooking is one of the most technical and advanced disciplines to kiteboarding. But with proper training, unhooking is not that difficult!
Choose Your Conditions
The first thing to know before you begin unhooking is what conditions to look for. We recommend being on a 10m or larger kite for learning. Whichever kite you go out on, you want to be slightly underpowered.
How To Set Your Safety Leash
The second thing to do before you unhook is to make sure you set your safety leash. We recommend setting up your safety leash around your flag line and chicken-loop. In case something went wrong you can still push away the eject to flag the kite.
Tune Your Bar
We hear that when you begin to unhook you want to depower your kite. If you choose your conditions right and your bar is in tune, then you do not need to depower your kite. It is important to make sure your bar is in tune. Over time your center lines will stretch. Having stretched out center lines will cause your kite to stall easier when the bar is sheeted in. Before you begin unhooking, make sure all your lines on your bar are equal length.