Julien Kerneur: performing a strapless double back loop

Clean and complete. Julien Kerneur has successfully landed the world's first strapless double back loop.

Strapless kiteboarding is the future, they say. Grab a surfboard, wax it up, pump your kite and go for it. There couldn't be a simpler formula. In a time when kiteboarders are going foil and strapless, you've got to step up your game.

Julien Kerneur, gold medalist at the 2012 Kiteboarding Slalom World Championships and winner of multiple PKRA events, traveled to Brazil and surprised everyone with a beautifully landed double back roll.

The French rider used his kite to pop him out of the water, rotate twice, and land on the flats. No grab, no straps. Just a complex finish, as the board nearly runs away from its owner.

The first ever strapless double back loop in the history of kiteboarding couldn't be possible without Kerneur's expertise, and a little help from wax and wind.