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Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:34 pm
by Dr Cool
Hi guys :P

This is my little contribution to help
anyone who wishes to try kitelooping

all you need is a good session with regular wind
decent health and internal peace :wink:



the rest will follow


translation will be available if required :allbegood:

let me know if this helped :bye:

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:43 am
by Flight Time
Translation might help a bit.

What size kite were you using, and what was the wind at? You looked like you were pretty lit. My smallest kite is a 12, and I was thinking of getting a session around 18 knots on smooth water and pulling the trigger and seeing if I live through it.

As far as I understand, if you throw the loop at the top of your jump, its less intense than if you pull it as you are leaving the water. I would think the tighter the loop, the less intense as well, so I would think that I would want to start out with tight loops thrown at the top of my arc, kinda like kiteloop training wheels. :lol:

What would you suggest to someone who is a competent jumper but has never (intentionally :roll: ) looped the kite in a jump?

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:03 am
by Dj A-Ron
The only thing I know is that you chose the wrong song... That's definite.....

Looked like a fun day until the music started...

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:20 am
by sotheysay
That spot looks unreal and the wind is cranking. Jealous.

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:37 am
by papand
Thanks for sharing ! :D

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:13 am
by longwhitecloud
cool, one thing that is worth knowing is that before you try first kiteloop jump do a lot of kitelooping without leaving water to get to understand where power is/ how to kill power by going downwind....

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:38 am
by Ned Divine
Very nice, merci a lot! :)
It is presented very clearly and positively!

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:23 pm
by nicor
I agree a translation would help me. but looks helpful.

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:32 pm
by Flight Time
longwhitecloud wrote:cool, one thing that is worth knowing is that before you try first kiteloop jump do a lot of kitelooping without leaving water to get to understand where power is/ how to kill power by going downwind....
Been there, done that. I do downloop transitions all the time. I have accidentally looped the kite and gotten superman-slammed plenty as well, usually after I go for a backroll with a lot of height, and forget about the bar when I land wrong and wipe out. :lol:

Re: Kitelooping for dummies

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:25 pm
by juandesooka
Thanks for posting that Dr. I will need translation, but I'll ask my wife...good opportunity to get her involved in this kiting madness.

I've never looped the kite on purpose, but I need to learn the loop transitions, as wave riding is my goal. So, I guess first step is to loop it intentionally and learn what it does ... superman slams here we come.

Those loop jumps look super radical and fun!