How to Flat 3 tutorial

 

The flat 3 is one of the first and simplest handlepasses that you can learn. The trick is a 360 over a small wave, where you pass the bar at the perfect time behind your back.Through a couple of handy tips, which I will explain in the next steps, you will be able to land the flat 3 easier. It doesn’t matter if you turn left or right on a small wave, it depends if the bar will passes from right to left or the other way around.

Stap 1

When you’re riding into the sea, search for a small broken or unbroken wave to approach. Make sure your kite is at the right position around 45 degrees and your leash is at the right side of your body.

 

Stap 2

It’s important that you won’t approach the small wave to directly, but rather ride a bit more downwind while approaching. Slightly before you enter the wave unhook your chickenloop. As you’re riding downwind you will create more slack in the trick which makes it easier to bring the bar towards your hip and pass it over.

Stap 3

Re-flex on the wave at the right moment en rotate your back leg backwards. This helps to keep yourself to stay in a stable position to bring the bar towards your hip. Don’t turn too quickly but wait 1 or 2 seconds till you’re going down to the water again. That’s the moment you have to turn quick and pass the bar.

Stap 4 

Pass the bar and prepare for landing. Make sure to turn your board downwind as that makes it easier to land when you’re going fast.

Pitfalls:

  • You are missing the bar because your kite is too high.
  • You are missing the bar because because you are turning too quickly and not on the right moment.
  • You don’t have enough slack because you’re not turning downwind enough.
  • You are not in balance because you don’t put your body and board backwards enough at the begining of the trick. The bar is too far from your hip.

Don’t worry if you’re not landing it directly, take your time to read every step again and keep on trying. While crashing you are learning more than your think. The flat 3 is one of the beginning handlepasses and it’s a proper base trick to make progression in freestyle.

Let’s go for it!

How to Flat 3 tutorial

 

The flat 3 is one of the first and simplest handlepasses that you can learn. The trick is a 360 over a small wave, where you pass the bar at the perfect time behind your back.Through a couple of handy tips, which I will explain in the next steps, you will be able to land the flat 3 easier. It doesn’t matter if you turn left or right on a small wave, it depends if the bar will passes from right to left or the other way around.

Stap 1

When you’re riding into the sea, search for a small broken or unbroken wave to approach. Make sure your kite is at the right position around 45 degrees and your leash is at the right side of your body.

 

Stap 2

It’s important that you won’t approach the small wave to directly, but rather ride a bit more downwind while approaching. Slightly before you enter the wave unhook your chickenloop. As you’re riding downwind you will create more slack in the trick which makes it easier to bring the bar towards your hip and pass it over.

Stap 3

Re-flex on the wave at the right moment en rotate your back leg backwards. This helps to keep yourself to stay in a stable position to bring the bar towards your hip. Don’t turn too quickly but wait 1 or 2 seconds till you’re going down to the water again. That’s the moment you have to turn quick and pass the bar.

Stap 4 

Pass the bar and prepare for landing. Make sure to turn your board downwind as that makes it easier to land when you’re going fast.

Pitfalls:

  • You are missing the bar because your kite is too high.
  • You are missing the bar because because you are turning too quickly and not on the right moment.
  • You don’t have enough slack because you’re not turning downwind enough.
  • You are not in balance because you don’t put your body and board backwards enough at the begining of the trick. The bar is too far from your hip.

Don’t worry if you’re not landing it directly, take your time to read every step again and keep on trying. While crashing you are learning more than your think. The flat 3 is one of the beginning handlepasses and it’s a proper base trick to make progression in freestyle.

Let’s go for it!