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Front Loop Transition

Before attempting to learn the front loop transition it is wise to first learn the air gybe. If you also know how to make a front loop, this should be a piece of cake for you. Here are the steps to complete a front loop transition.

  1. Approach as for a normal air gybe. Ditch some speed by carving hard into the wind and then immediately send the kite back aggressively, keeping the bar on the sweet spot. Keep your weight over your back foot, extend your front leg.
  2. As soon as you feel the kite lift, explode up your back leg and level the bar out by pulling both hands down towards your hips.
  3. Throw yourself into the front rotation by dropping your leading shoulder, turn your head and kick off the back foot.
  4. As you start to rotate redirect the kite with your front hand in order to get it back above you.
  5. Lift your knees, making yourself smaller to help the rotation and to keep your balance in the air. Keep the bar in so you can feel where the kite is and keep tension on the lines, which in turn keeps you up and floating.
  6. Look over your back shoulder and wait until you see a potential landing spot. With the bar still in you can feel where the kite is, and in this case it’s now above you so you level the bar out.
  7. Now at the apex of your jump keep the bar in so that the kite will be responsive once you need to dive it. Still look over your back shoulder, waiting to spot your landing.

Keystones:

  • Carve then send
  • Keep bar in
  • Go early
  • Redirect kite
  • Dive kite really hard

front loop transition


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