Billy B. wrote:Toby wrote:Why stop the discussion? It is very interesting to read and learn!
I think whats really happening is your witnessing someone who has discovered Late loops and using the kite while up high after flying off a hill, try and convince others how to use them based on one set of consistant conditions, and just their personal experance. While others are sharing info based on collective knowledge based on their experance and the ideas of others doing similair stuff.
The video of Chasta is like 4 or 5 years old, I have never heard Chasta say, Use kite loops to help yourself out of updrafts if you are getting lofted. And he should have 4 or 5 more years of good solid experance in using the kite to fly then many, he is also a paragliding pilot. He and Alex Peterson are the guys I learned to fly from, We have all talked about our worst flights, our bail out plans and how to deal with any situation we could imagine while in the air.
I think everyone who has the skills nessaecery understands how to make your landings as soft as possible by using loops. Heres a video from 3 maybe 4 or so years ago where we talk about throwing multiple loops, and the saftey needed while flying with the kite. No where in the vid is the topic of using kiteloops when things go wrong covered cuz its just not a good technigue or advise except while penitrating through the wind and having the distance to loop and swing with out hitting the ground. Just like in the side hill flight into a open pit like the orginal video shows.
If there was some terrain that cuased the lift to have some variable current then it would create some turbulance, but that nice smooth hill makes nice smooth wind to use across the hill then nice smooth wind to use as he flys out into the pit. On that same type of hill I would be so stoked on how nice I bet that wind is.
Too many words, let's be constructive:
Please answer the following question: (regarding the minute 1.02 of my movie) :
Do you consider that kiteloops (if he mastered them) could have
helped Malik to control his landing, and to make it smoother? could he have
had picked his landing area, and have helped not to fall with his head
dangerously close to the rocks?