Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to do a Board Grab Back Roll in No Wind

Most of the kiters I know, and have ever met, are at The Outer Banks this week kiting. Someone had to stay behind to protect the women and children. But I couldn't think about that this morning. The wind was up. I had some kiting to do.

West Dennis, Kitesurfed, 10-20, SSW, 13M Octane/ Strapless Surfboard & Flx 136, Mad Cow, with Andrey, Colleen, Gregor, George, Matt, Rod, Romain, Others.

Picture- Romain, from Quebec, sticks a board grab back roll when nobody else has enough wind to waterstart. Notice- no white caps.
Kite- 12M Bandit4, expert rider, light body weight.


JF said...

Ça c'est du Romain tout craché! Toujours sur l'eau quand tout le monde reste sur la plage. Good job!

scooper said...

JF- Hey, I love the french accent but this is a little too much for my 1 semester of high school French. Jean, are you out there? can you translate?

JF said...

Hello Scooper.

Thanks for your blog! We are really looking forward to go in the water here, but the wind has been offshore a lot during the last days and it's still quite cold (5 degres Celsius).

Romain usually kites with us in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspesie, Quebec, Canada. He's known in the region to be always on the water... even when there is no wind, or waaayyy too much wind... He's always ready to pump his kite.

Have you seen his videos on the snow in the Chic-Chocs?

Have fun!

scooper said...

JF- Great video. Are you all that good in Quebec? It must be something in the drink up there. It was inspiring watching Romaine hit so many tricks when nobody else could even get off the beach. Wishing you good wind!