The ultimate aims for a kitesurfer watching our videos
The filming & editing (visual and audio) techniques we use
The overall structure of our videos that aids in the viewers understanding and familiarity
Implant strong visual markers in your brain so you can quickly recall & visualise key elements of a technique
Once is never enough to truly grasp what is happening in such a fast moving sport as kiteboarding and why should you have to keep jumping back? The considered use of showing the same part of a trick or technique over and over, from multiple angles is the best way to push Memory Markers into your subconscious.
Being able to spot the small details that will make a big difference between mastering a trick/technique quickly or struggling to understand it for ages.
Many tricks or techniques have moments when your legs, arms, body and kite are all performing different actions - our focused highlights allow you to ensure your attentionis on understanding one action at a time but still within the context of the whoe body.
Being able to compare the same trick or technique, either different styles or good/bad, is one of the best ways to understand why a specific action is essential to the successful mastering of a trick
The kites movement is critical to so many tricks or techniques so seeing a close up on the rider and their kite, has a huge value. We’ve been offering this from our first videos and in our most recent kitesurfing series we’ve added a third angle - a line mounted camera, givings us another dimension to bring greater detail & focus.
Not everyone can jump straight in with a trick or technique they ideally aspire to learn - that’s why many tricks are broken down in to Progressions, each one building on the previous, with achievable steps each time.
We take a trick or technique and break it down into Progressions; easier steps to learn and build skills. We start by introducing what will be learnt, setting exceptions, background and how the Progressions will be broken down.
Each Progression then uses one or more of the framework elements:
We show the whole trick/technique from start to finish, in super slow motion, pausing before each of the key points, to clearly explain what needs to happen before we show it.
Here we get really focused. We look at the specific actions - the what, why and how, so you truly understand why you are doing something. Key Elements are broken down in to Head & Shoulders, Legs & Board and Kite & Bar, to give further focus. The Key Element only use positiove language and technique, ensuring you can watch and your mind absorb only the correct memory markers for recall on the water.
Here we introduce the negative elements of learning a trick or technique. We take each mistake from the riders point of view, what they are experiencing, then go through each of the possible reasons why it maybe happening, compare and contrast with the correct way (most often with split screen comparisons) and always finish with the positive enforcement of the successful completion of the trick.
After completing a series of Progression’s and reaching the ultimate goal, we will sometimes feature an Advanced Progression which is less in-depth but aims to give some simple tips for where to go next.
It's proven that you're likely to learn faster and easier via the Progression Method as featured in our series of videos via our App or through our DVDs. Our videos have been developed over a number of years to ensure we deliver the most in-depth instruction in a manner that is easy to understand and instantly remember.