Trick Tips by Bradyn Watson. Follow his kiting at : https://www.facebook.com/watsonkite
A KGB is a great trick for riders who can confidently land a Back to Blind and and Blind Judge 3. Essentially you are combining these 2 tricks into one. Tacking off heelside and doing a full backroll, then reversing the rotation into a backside 360 handlepass landing heelside.
The KGB much like most kite boarding tricks originated from wakeboarding. It is a trick that is used in the PKRA although it is starting to be altered for higher scoring points, adding another 180 spin and nose grabs. It is a trick that can be learnt once you are handle passing and getting towards the advanced stage of kiting. Suggested progression would be going from a back-blind to a back-blind air pass and then going bigger to get the air pass and coming around heal side. I love this trick because it’s a crazy feeling getting inverted spinning one way, forcing your body back the other way and coming back down to spot your landing.
Read on for the break-down of this trick.
Veering off down wind, unhook and send your kite some where between 11/12:00, as you carve up hard, twisting your shoulders into a back roll. (You need to send your kite to enable yourself to get the height for the trick, this trick needs a lot of height and is not for the weak hearted!) Once you get more proficient with the trick and achieve the height by popping harder you can start to bring the kite lower.
As you get to about ¾ of the way around the back roll rotation pull the bar hard into your front hip tweaking the kite down as you do so.
By pulling the bar in you should be able to stop your rotation and twist your hips back the other was like you would a back-blind except with the KGB you would tend to do this a lot sooner.
Because you have tweaked the kite back down and pulled in hard the kite should have enough slack for you to pass the bar as well and be descending on a downward angle which will make it easier for your receiving hand to get.
If you grab the bar and the kite is on its way down then the rest of your body should follow round to heal side. Keep your knees bent and your shoulders/hips twisting around to encourage your legs to follow. Another tip that might help you get around heel side: Through the rotation and the pass try keep your weight/centre of gravity in front of the bar as if you get behind it you will have a tendency to stay toe side and may get stuck through the last part of the rotation.
Spot your landing and stick it to heelside. Nice one.