How to S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing

Have you ever seen and wondered how to S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing? Let us remember that kite surfing is a sliding sport that consists of the use of a traction kite (kite), which pulls the athlete (kilter) by four or five (rarely two) lines, two fixed to the bar, and the remaining two or three pass through the center of the bar and are attached to the body by means of a harness, allowing them to glide over the water by means of a board designed for this purpose. The basic kit contains various safety elements. The kite-bar tandem is the one that contains the most elements. In case the wind blows too strong with which the kite can get out of control and can drag, the connection to the harness called chicken loop has a safety ring that allows the kite to be released from the body. It is only then that the optional fifth line acts, which prevents the kite from drifting away and getting lost.

Some lines pass through the bar, giving a margin so that the bar can stick closer to the body or move away, this action slightly influences the kite making it more or less sensitive to the wind (capturing more or less wind), it is in itself a safety measure, since the kite can be regulated when strong tastes of wind come. Two-line kites do not have this system, which is essential today (that is why they are in disuse).

In the following article we will explain the basic steps to perform a good kite surf trick: The S-Bend to blind is a maneuver that tries to make a backside rotation to make a 360 degree turn on our vertical axis and end up landing on our backs. It is a very spectacular movement of kite surfing. Read the steps to learn how to S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing.

What do you need to do S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing?

  • Kite surf equipment (harness, boom, kite or kite, board)
  • helmet, vest, wetsuit

Instructions to do S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing

  1. The first thing we must do to perform a good S-Bend to Blind is to place our kite at 45 degrees. It is essential to have a good speed and cut hard. For this we will drop to the length and stomp on our heels at the time of cutting.
  2. At the precise moment in which we feel that our board is taking off from the water, we will start the maneuver. We will extend our body as if to make a riley and bring our front knee to the back. We also advise bringing our head towards the back shoulder to be able to rotate backside. Clavicle, hip and legs will always accompany the turn.
  3. It is very necessary that we propel ourselves to a greater extent than in a basic S-Bend, for that we recommend having the simple 360 ​​degree rotation controlled.
  4. Now we release our back hand keeping the front hand with the bar close to the hip while continuing to rotate to finish the trick with a 180 degree backside turn.
  5. We will receive by flexing our legs and we will try to let ourselves be carried away for a few moments by inertia in the blind to do the trick with more style.

Tips for doing S-Bend to Blind in Kite surfing

  • Have the S-Bend mastered before trying this maneuver.
  • Joining our front knee with the rear at the moment of starting the rotation will allow us to turn more easily.
  • Always put your hands together on the bar to keep the kite as stable as possible.
  • The practice of kite with land wind (off-shore) is not recommended, because it moves too far from the beach.

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