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Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby NYKiter » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:27 pm

Anyone downloop without them?
If so, how do you handle the bar spin?

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby L0KI » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:40 pm

Keep bar throw at a reach-able length.

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby plummet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:44 pm

chaod?

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby BWD » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:47 pm

easily.
just spin the bar like a roulette wheel!
results will be similar -98% crash, 2% jackpot!
:rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin:

OR...
just complete the turn,
stabilize your stance
switch feet (optional),
flatten board +/or bear off +/or sheet out as needed,
slowly rotate bar hand over hand.
It wont hurt you to ride for a few seconds with a twist in the lines, it's better to make sure you are up to speed and have the board stable first anyway, no need to play wheel of fortune.
As you get more comfortable, you can do it faster or mid-turn,
but it really doesn't matter,
the smooth power through a carve is what makes a downloop cool.

It might seem less intimidating to tackle downloop transitions with a stopper, but really it makes it harder, because you end up trying to do it all at once, rather than sequencing properly. I got much more comfortable downlooping when I learned to do it without a stopper, but to each his own.
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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby Bille » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:39 pm

plummet wrote:chaod?


I Googled it ; now i Wish i hadn't done that :

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... d%20smoker

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby dyyylan » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:08 pm

Umm...

Just spin the bar?

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby plummet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:27 pm

Bille wrote:
plummet wrote:chaod?


I Googled it ; now i Wish i hadn't done that :

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... d%20smoker



um..... yes.

I expect most downloops would be without a chaod!

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:40 pm

Just do a slow front roll first, then halfway round pull your front hand - the kite will unwind itself and cruise as normal...

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby knotwindy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:14 am

NYKiter wrote:Anyone downloop without them?
If so, how do you handle the bar spin?


maybe you could ask the question again differently so we can figure out what the problem is?

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby NYKiter » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:25 am

Most riders let go and spin the bar after a downloop on the stopper ball.
If one chooses not to use stopper balls for safer depower length, letting the bar go to spin on the stopper ball is not an option as the bar becomes out of reach.
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