Today I was out in about 25 knots on an F-arc 9m and thought I would try a kiteloop.....
Firstly I got about 2 metres off the ground and back looped it which wasnt too bad I amost landed it but the nose of my board dug in and I lost it..
ok Feeling that this was easily achievable considering I only really half heartely attempted I gave it another shot and Comitted to it. like 4ms high and straight into a LOOP.
MY FU*CKEN GOD I GOT SMACK!!!!!!! I swear If I got this on camera I would be happy for life. I was yanked horizontally to the kite and being as stupid as I am it was in 2 feet of water. YES well I call it the Ssuperman-SMACKDOWN.
I Got drilled and almost took my mate out on shore who jumped out of the way because A F-arc Cruze missle Was on Him. I Didnt crash the Kite And I was ALright. But I'm SO scared to try it again.
Just wondering who else has had a bad experience with kiteloops.
I've never ever done one, never tried one, infact never even thought or comtemplated trying one.... They look real crazy moves, high risk, high pain if you screw up but I guess pretty mint in the right circumstances... ie cameras rolling
Perths been ok the the last 2 weeks got 2 sessions in which is pretty good I only kitesurf on weekends if its good so I was happy to get a couple of good days. Both on the F9. which kicks ass its got a massive range and yet to be underpowered or overpowered. i reckon it will have the same bottom end of the X3 12m but also beat it in top end. and I reckon it got the same bottom end as the F12 maybe just a knot less.
But this kite really suits my stlye and my weight I love it.
Rod, same thing happened to me. I jumped and actually went into a spin. When I came around to face the kite, I saw it was about 15 feet over the water, about the same height I was. I immediately started to freak out as I felt this enormous surge of power. I was in 4 feet of water with maybe 100 yrds before I hit houses. The speed that I face-planted the water at was crazy. I haven't tried it since, either. Been a little reluctant. That's some scary stuff when you mess it up!!!
Need to get a helmet and impact vest for future tries. Until then, I'll stick to other things!