KiteSOFAing with Progression – 02 Kite Loops

Learn Kite Loop theory with Progression

Progression coach, Rob Claisse, is back with more bang-on tips to improve your riding while locked down. This time he explains that the kite loop isn’t just a source of mega power for extreme big air riders; it’s a useful tool to help smooth out your riding, too. 



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Progression say: Learn to progress your kitesurfing from your sofa!

Episode 2: Looping the kite – Many kiteboarders will look scared when you tell them to try looping the kite but not all kite loops have to look the way the Pro’s do them at the King of the Air! In this episode Rob will introduce you to the key steps so you can practice your first loops of the kite safely in shallow water. Understand why you can loop the kite without getting pulled off your feet and how your kite and bar movements make this possible.


Email us your questions for the next episode – tricks you are struggling with, mistakes you are making, or anything you think we might be able to help with. Send over any video clip or record a short video asking your question.

Check out our full range of kiteboarding, kitesurfing and kitefoiling coaching videos and become a better kiter today even if you can’t get out on the water.

Kitesofaing is Progression’s new web series, offering constructive techniques you can practice at home during the COVID-19 lockdown (though nothing to stop you carrying on when things go back to normal). The plan is for two videos each week:

• The Weekend video will be focused on “doing”, activities you can try and practice at home
• The Mid-week video will cover a range of topics and focus more on better understanding through detailed theory briefings and question and answer sessions – submit your questions to Rob at

Thanks to:
Music: Brooklyn Nights by Chelsea McGough (via Soundstripe)
Producers: Rob Claisse & Michelle Blaydon
Kiters: Liam Whaley, Lasse Walker, Rob Claisse, Artur Santos Bodinho, Danny Morrice, Oleg Krasnoborov
KOTA footage: © Red Bull Media House

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