This is a super fun trick! When timed right, the kiteloop will pull you out of the backroll. We’ll breakdown how to backroll kiteloop in a safe step by step way. We’ll recommend the conditions to start and where to progress.
Before attempting this trick you should have a good understanding of how to do a vertical pop. Having a good vertical pop will assure that you optimize the power of the kite making it safer to conduct a backroll kiteloop. Next, you want to know how to backroll and how to do kiteloops. Practice and get good at these two tricks.
It’s important to choose the right conditions to learn this trick. The ideal kite sizes to be on would be a 9m to a 14m kite. You want to be slightly underpowered to having comfortable power. Exact wind speeds to learn in will vary based on the kite size and rider weight.
How To Backroll Kiteloop
Step One: The Pop
Build up moderate power in the bar. Go for a more vertical backroll. You want to make sure that you have enough height that the kiteloop catches you. To learn, you don’t need a powerful loop (we’ll explain more next). You only need about 4 to 10 feet of height on your jump.
Step Two: The Backroll & Timing
Make sure you’re aware that your head and shoulders control your rotation speed. You don’t need to rotate around fast, you just need control. Prepare for the kiteloop by keeping your core tight.
Initiate the kiteloop when you get about halfway around on your rotation. When you initiate the kiteloop, continue to look over your front shoulder. Try to look at the kite. This will assure that you complete your rotation and prevent landing backwards.
Step Three: The Kiteloop
If you’ve practiced any sort of kiteloops, you’ll know the harder you pull, the easier and less power the loop has. Make sure to really pull in the backside of the bar with your back hand and push out with your front hand. The loop will pull you out the rotation so you can spot your landing. As the kite climbs the wind window, push out slightly then pull in to soften your landing.
Start off practicing this trick slightly underpowered. Since a kiteloop can create a lot of power this trick has the potential to be dangerous. Once you get the timing and confidence, practice in slightly stronger conditions. When you get very comfortable with this trick, practice turning the kiteloop into a megaloop by getting the kite lower and deeper into the wind window. This is one of the most exciting ways to experience the full power a kite can generate!