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Learn to AIR SCREW by doing exercises in the video!

What is it?

Air Screw is a 360° rotation around the longitudinal axis of the boat, starting and ending in a front surf position, where the boat is aerial for at least 180° of the move, initiated and finished between a horizontal angle of – 20° and 20°, landing in the hole or on the wave. This is one of the most recognized tricks. Something that every paddler desires after watching any Stakeout video. It can be done quickly, big and usually leave people with big “wow”.

Step by Step

  1. Set up on the top of the wave.
  2. Go for a small hop into explosive rail drive all the way to the back of the leading edge and getting your body over and under your boat.
  3. Put your leading blade on the other side of the kayak looking at the back corner of your stern.
  4. Keep the secondary hand close to your body, straighten your leading hand and bring it around the tail to the opposite side of the kayak.
  5. Grab the water on the other side of the kayak with the leading blade and use a knee flick to bring the boat up.
  6. Come back to the basic position.

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  • Self-guided training tools that will teach you how to plan your sessions
  • Insights on foundation skills
  • Break down for preparation, initiation, execution and landing photos crossed with 3b concept of blade, body and the boat
  • Most common mistakes and their solutions
  • Top tips to take your trick to the next level!

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