How To KGB
This article will go over the key points on how to KGB. A KGB is an unhooked backroll with a backside 360 handlepass. The easiest and safest method is to follow these progression steps:
Once you’ve completed these steps, the main key point is to go bigger and higher than a normal backroll to blind. The height will help you complete the 360 degree rotation after the backroll. This does not mean to ride overpowered. The idea is to generate more power through effective technique before the pop. This will help go higher and create the slack needed for the handlepass.
Tip One: Inverted KGB
One tip to help with a KGB is to get inverted on the backroll. This will make it easier to get the bar in to the hip and complete the 360 rotation. Practice back to blinds with a more inverted backroll.
Tip Two: Kite High to Low
Start off with the kite slightly higher than for a normal backroll to blind. Right before or after unhooking, flick the kite downwards to help create slack. The kite should be high to start and lower at the end of the trick. This will be an efficient way to create the slack needed to get the handlepass sooner.
Tip Three: Bend Front Knee
After the handlepass, stay tucked in and bend the front knee. This will help the motion of completing the 360 degree rotation versus a 180 degree rotation. Make sure to spot the landing earlier to get both feet back under the body.
There are many small details that go into the KGB. If you’re stuck at a certain point, message us to schedule an advanced lesson. For advanced coaching we offer follow-along and video feedback to expedite your progression.