It is not too difficult to learn how to backroll. Once you get dialed in on how to pop and boost, the backroll is what we recommend learning next. We’ll break this trick down into kite position, the pop and body position.
When learning this trick you do not need to be fully powered. You want to be slightly underpowered to moderate power. Keep moderate tension in the bar before your pop. Bring the kite up to 12 o’clock and pull in for the pop. Once you complete your rotation, steer the kite down in the direction you want to go.
Do not over-send the kite. What this means is that if you’re going right, you do not need to send the kite to 11 o’clock. Learning this trick does not require much power from the kite.
The pop for a backroll is slightly different than a pop for a boost. For a backroll, you want to edge the front of the board into the wind as much as you can. As you edge into the wind, pop off your back foot.
The key point to a backroll is your head. Your head controls your rotation. You want to look over your front shoulder until you complete the rotation. This will also open up your shoulders. Keep your legs tucked in and make sure to commit to the rotation.
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Once You Know How To Backroll
The backroll is a gateway trick to many different variations. Once you learn the rotation, you can add grabs, more rotations and more.
Then once you get good backmobes are a fun unhooked trick to learn