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Re: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema

Postby Tone » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:30 pm

Frank82 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:18 am
Go higher and don't loop in to low wind, that's a nice way to destroy your knees. I looped my kite a few months ago in 27-28 knots and because I wasn't high enough (6-7m) I hit the backside of a wave full on and my knees hurt for a week.
Tell my friend that who did his ACL looping his 12 in 20 knots.

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Re: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema

Postby Frank82 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:17 pm

Don't loop anything bigger than a 9m i'd say unless you're pro and ride a 10m in 35kn.

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Re: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema

Postby jeromeL » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Remind me of another session with 9m GP back to back with 7m Bandit.
What was interesting is that I was looping as high on 7m, both were catching me fine, on 7m I could actually delay a lot the time I had to push the bar out for kite to climb back up, but landing wise I had to start the downloop super early on 7m, and somehow try to make it powerfull enough to catch me, a small tight loop didn't cut it, on GP its a lot easier to soften landing, you sheet in and downloop left or right and it slows you down plenty...
Maybe I just needed more wind for 7m, not sure.

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