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Rider: Mike Sysavat/ airbornekiteboarding.com/

The back roll is one of the most basic kiteboarding moves and is usually the first move that kiteboarders learn after learning basic jumps.

Start by riding with good speed while holding your kite around 60 degrees above the water. For the back roll, there is no need to move your kite during the move, so keep your hand centered on the bar. Bear downwind a little to pick up speed and then progressively edge upwind.

As your board leaves the water, throw your board up and away while tucking your chin to your lead shoulder. As you come all the way around, spot your landing and extend your legs to absorb the impact.

Once you have the basic back roll dialed in, you can start adding a little bit of style into it.