How to do a back roll to toeside

Learn how to perform and land a back roll 540, also known as back roll to toeside.

In kiteboarding, the back roll 540 is nothing more than the regular back roll with an extra 180-degree front side rotation. You can do it hooked or unhooked, depending on your experience level.

The trick is to approach the maneuver with added speed, the kite at around 11 o'clock, and your hands close together in the center of the control bar.

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Maxime Nocher triumphs in the light winds of South Korea

Maxime Nocher claimed the first event of the 2017 KiteFoil GoldCup, in Daecheon Beach, Boryeong, South Korea.

The Monegasque kiteboarder could not have wished a better start to the season. Fresh from winning the first stop on the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour, Nocher proved he will be hard to beat this year.

Despite the light winds, the 2016 KiteFoil GoldCup champion managed to win all the races run in the Yellow Sea. Riccardo Leccese tried everything he could to stop the flying Frenchman, but Nocher was a perfect kiting machine.

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Nicolas Parlier wins the 2017 Défi Kite

Nicolas Parlier raced to victory at the 2017 Défi Kite, in Gruissan, France.

The Tramontane wind didn't let the competitors down and allowed 255 kiteboarders to complete five races. Riders aged 14-72 sailed 140 kilometers before champions were announced and crowned.

The event got underway under spectacular weather conditions, and the colored kites invaded the blue skies of Gruissan. Foils are finally taking over, but there were a lot of spectacular crashes.

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