S-Bend to Blind
with Broneah Kiteboarding’s Matt Myers
Shot on location in Traverse City, Michigan at the Broneah Lesson Center
First thing, make sure you have your S-Bends dialed in.
Remember, the S-Bend to Blind is really just an over-rotated S-Bend.
Step 1: Place lead hand in center of bar, release edge and unhook.
Step 2: Load progressive edge, pop and throw your feet behind your head while rotating your forward shoulder down.
Step 3: Keep your head turned and look over your trailing shoulder, this will help you rotate.
Step 4: Spot your landing and release your trailing hand. Continue your forward rotation as you are dropping.
Step 5: Commit to the blind rotation! Land fully rotated and pass the bar behind your back.
Step 6: Hop or slide back to heelside, hook-in and ride away.
-Don’t try to rotate the blind landing unless you are ready to commit. If you under-rotate you will catch your heel edge and smack the water with the back of your head.
-Land pointing slightly downwind with your elbows bent and low by your hips. to make it easier to pass the bar.
-Keep your lead hand in the center of the bar with your center lines running between your pointer and middle finger.
-Try raley to blind or hop to blinds first.