Technique Time

Dieter Van der Eyken shares his top tip specifically aimed at the takeoff of the backloop

Have you been struggling with over rotated backloops or out of control straight jumps? If so, Dieter Van der Eyken might just have the key tip to improve your jumping.

Dieter Van der Eyken (Severne / Severne Sails): “Looking back at the footage from the last Severne shoot I got a unique angle on the take-off towards a Backloop that is ideal to explain the mistake I see many people make when getting into jumping, both backloops as well as straight jumps.

In this 2 min clip, I explain the common mistake I see many people make in the take of towards the Backloop but also the take-off in normal high straight jumps that make them lose control.

This clip is based on side onshore conditions, the most common in most spots around the world for jumping, and focuses on creating the ideal run up towards a ramp/wave to get maximum control & height out of your jumps. 

Besides the talking, there are extra key pointers are added in the text to break it down into different steps.

A more detailed explanation of the rotation in the air & the landing of the Backloop itself will follow soon as the focus here is on the take-off which is half of the job. 

If you have any further questions, or comments please don’t hesitate to write them down below so I can get back to you a.s.a.p. 

For specific coaching questions feel free to contact me by direct message.

Hope you enjoy the clips and can get more air time during your following session!”

You can see Dieter Van der Eyken’s top takeoff tip @