How to: Strapless Frontroll – Evan Netsch – Cabrinha

The Strapless Frontroll for many people is on of the benchmark kitesurfing tricks, not only because it is a significant step up in difficulty, but because it is a gateway to so many other tricks and rotations. Getting confident with front rolls, and any rotation kiteboarding on a twin tip is step number one for sure. For myself, it took years of work and hundreds of attempts before I had it confidently figured out. I’ve seen different takes on it as well from different riders as well. Many with a bit of a flatter rotation while others like myself tend to roll a bit more off axis. I think with the flatter, more vertical rotation it allows you to progress easier into multiple rotations, while the more off axis roll style allows you to go bigger while holding a slower rotation. I’m not sure if one or the other is a better way to learn, for myself it certainly was not a choice when learning as I initially favored the more off axis rotation naturally, but regardless for me the front roll is one of my favorite tricks whether I’m kiting in flat water or in the waves.

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