The Tantrum is a lesser considered trick but a remarkably handsome one all the same. Have a read of this kitesurfing trick tutorial by Kris from Bigstyle Kitesurfing. Hopefully it will help you learn to Tantrum.
The Tantrum essentially a variation of a front roll except it it moving away from the straightforward two-hands-on-the-bar cartwheel style rotation. Instead of this a tantrum can be described as an arch-backed swan style backflip. Done right it is a graceful trick that is great to learn at home or during kitesurfing holidays worldwide.
Hooked-in or unhooked it adds a great trick to add to the repertoire and of course something else to tell the grandkids about…. For the sake of clarity we’re going to look at the Tantrum as a hooked in trick, though it is easily transferable to the lofty world of unhooked riding.
Have your front rolls on tap before trying this one. It’s also probably best to be able to do your front rolls with one hand. The easiest way to get the hang of this is to throw in a backhand grab, such as a tail grab or an indy.
The added help of doing a front roll with just your front hand on the bar is that it stops you over-sending your kite. Like most tricks a tantrum looks far better with a low kite and landing with your kite nice and low makes for smoother, faster landings.
Well now, summer is here get stocking up on your arsenal of kitesurfing tricks and learn to Tantrum. If you are more comfortable learning with the help of a professional instructor then check out these kitesurfing courses worldwide.
If this kitesurfing trick tutorial helped you to learn to Tantrum then you might also like our guide on how to do the Raley.