- 23 May 2011 | Kiteboarding
Kitesurfing is a thrilling sport with loads of challenges as you evolve with the passing of time. The professional kiteboarders have a lot of experience to share with amateur and free riders. Learning is the best way to success and improvement.
That's why our friends at New Wave Kiteboarding have gathered the most interesting tips from the world's best kiteboarders, while competing at Richard Branson's BVI Kite Jam.
Shannon Best believes it is very important to check if your hands are in middle of bar while performing tricks. Susi Mai wants to you to prevent your knees from tearing by training to build up muscles and preventing injuries.
Kristin Boese says trick progressions should be done step by step, starting up with the less advanced tricks and working through to harder moves. Sander Lenten considers that is very relevant to ensure your kite is tuned correctly.
Youri Zoon is straight forward and motivational: don’t give up, keep trying, watch videos of others doing the tricks you want to learn. Madison Van Heurck believes safety's first, so be careful while kiteboarding in high wind conditions.
Tommy Fields tells you it's good to ride switch so that you can learn tricks in both ways. Pete Cabrinha has an useful advice: while riding waves, take a small kite and a medium sized board. Small is beautiful.
Andreas says a trampoline could be very useful to practice flips and spins and Bruno unveils the necessary steps to a Blind judge. Watch a complete video with the tips from the professional riders, here.