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Hi Im Tom, I have been teaching Kiteboarding and traveling around for the last 10 years. Im still in love with it all and hope my podcast (ramblings!) help you enjoy your water time even more.

Listen for tips on technique to safety and everything in between.

Tom's Kiteboarding Tips Tom Fuller

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Hi Im Tom, I have been teaching Kiteboarding and traveling around for the last 10 years. Im still in love with it all and hope my podcast (ramblings!) help you enjoy your water time even more.

Listen for tips on technique to safety and everything in between.

    Stop struggling to get your board back!

    Stop struggling to get your board back!

    Board recovery

    Board recovery is also known as upwind body dragging. It is absolutely essential in Kitesurfing to be able recover your board in deep water.
    Imagine you are in deep water and you have fallen off your board. Your board is now upwind of you some ten meters or even further. You cannot use your kite to pull you into the wind and you cannot swim back to your board and If you keep your kite at 12, you are drifting downwind.
    The secret is to remember that your board is also drifting downwind. Yes your board is coming to you so all you have to do is body drag across the wind and your board will magically appear in front of you! 

    • 10 min
    How and why you need to ride toeside

    How and why you need to ride toeside

    Riding toeside is so much fun. You will feel like you are surfing plus it's just so useful for spicing up so many other moves as well as making riding a surfboard so much easier.

    Landing a regular jump to toeside or a backroll or frontroll to toeside completely changes the move and will help you to make those super smooth silky transitions you see more experienced/advanced riders doing.

    Being able to land a trick to toeside can also help you to save yourself when you over or under rotate or even if you make a mistake with your kite position.

    Not only does riding toeside feel a bit like surfing but its great for riding downwind too. This is extremely useful and arguably an essential skill for when you are on a downwinder (riding from point A to point B and getting a ride back to where you started instead of kiting back to where you started)

    The best part of learning to ride toeside in my opinion is that when you are confident to ride toeside as well as perform carving transition from and into toeside then you will be able to ride waves..

    Toeside really does feel amazing and you want to learn it immediately, as soon as you can ride upwind plus it will even help you to nail your first transitions like a total bad ass too.

    • 18 min
    How to jump, boost, fly to the moon, safely :)

    How to jump, boost, fly to the moon, safely :)

    Jumping when Kiteboarding is the essence of Kiteboarding. We all love it. Learn how to do it safely. Build up slowly. Practice in water above your knees, learn to pop first with loads of space downwind, bring your kite back to 12 as you leave the water, keep your bar in, dive your kite hard in front of you as you come in to land, bend your legs to adsorb the landing. Follow Toms Kiteboarding tips on facebook and instagram for daily easy to remember tips :)

    • 31 min
    How to front roll

    How to front roll

    Learn how to front roll. Its fun! It leads on to so many other cool moves and it feels amazing :)

    • 19 min
    How to backroll

    How to backroll

     The Backroll is not as difficult as you think. Anyone and I mean anyone who can ride upwind can backroll.
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    It is not a jump, it is a turn and your first attempts need only be a few inches off the water which means almost zero risk with huge amounts of fun. Landing and even crashing your first back rolls in a controlled, easy manor will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you in the realisation that rotations are not extreme, will lead on to some many other tricks and are within the reach of virtually all riders.
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    So the first thing to understand is that your lines are going to be twisted after a backroll or any rotation. .
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    Here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter. As long as red (or whatever colour left is on your kite) then your lines can be twisted many, many times and your kite will still ride perfectly albeit a little less responsive with every rotation.
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    The safest and easiest way to practice the back roll and dealing with twisted lines is to go to some shallow water (above knee below waist) without your board and practice walking around your lines as if you were backrolling just without your board.
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    Simply put your kite to 12, put your hands together on the bar (this is so important as then there is less chance that your kite does anything unexpected and give you unwanted pull) and walk around your lines.
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    You do not have to jump, just turn.
    Most of us have a stronger side, if you are Goofy (right foot forward) then practice spinning from left to right and aim your first attempts while riding right foot forward. If you are regular (left foot forward) then practice rotating right to left and aim your first attempts while riding left foot forwards.
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    When you have completed your standing turn without the board, calmly, without moving the kite from 12, spin your bar back so your lines are untwisted. 

    • 14 min
    How to heal your kiteboarding injuries (and other health challenges)

    How to heal your kiteboarding injuries (and other health challenges)

    This episode is all about using some pretty out there stuff, its not for everyone and Im not doctor and not recommending that anyone doesn't seek the advice of a doctor BUT from my own personal experience I have healed some serious injuries in record time plus my body has healed stronger than before. If you know anyone who this will help please share :)

    • 20 min

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