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Backspin Cascade


The BACKSPIN CASCADE is a series of BACKSPINS in which each rotation reverses direction. The trick begins with a FADE position (belly up, nose towards the pilot), then the kite alternates rotating in one direction and then the other. The kite may not drift sideways. No loss of height. OUT is free but deliberate.

Key elements:

Minimum three rotations (e.g., right, left, right). Constant speed. Even, consistent and flat rotations. On the spot.

Judges view:

3 flat rotations minimum. No sideways sliding. The kite should rotate nicely, if too hard a pull is initiated, the kite will jump and wobble with each pull. OUT will be the pilots action, not the kite dropping out of it. 5 rotations for EXCELLENT.

Most common errors:

Pulling too hard, sideways sliding.


The videos:

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