Landings are always the biggest success factor for any tricks. Whatever you are doing up in the air, whether it is exactly what you had planned to do or not, if you manage to land it nicely, you’ll get points! ;) Now, imagine if there was a magic formula to land all the time! Well ok, this is not exactly a magic formula but probably as close as it gets to one.
As a kiteboarding instructor, I teach people to land tricks at every levels and the cool thing about it is that weather you are landing a basic jump, off a kicker, or a s-bend to blind, once you’ve done your thing up there, if you do those 6 simple things, I guarantee you will land smoothly every time! This article is focused on kiteboarding landings but you can certainly transfer most of it to many other sports too so read on! ;)
1. Spot your landing
Looking down at where you are about to land before you hit the water, will help you evaluate your downward and forward speed so you can plan better your landing accordingly and know when and where you will be touching the water.