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KITELOOPS GONE WRONG HAhAHa

Postby F12-Flyer » Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:27 pm

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.

Rod

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Postby Toby » Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:09 am

anyone whotried can tell the smae story.... :wink:

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Postby F12-Flyer » Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:32 am

Yer guess so lol glad I wasnt on a wake that would have been nasty. :o

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Jul 21, 2003 2:40 am

Dodgy stuff...... :jump: :smash:

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Postby Nico » Mon Jul 21, 2003 4:42 am

Aside from the possible pain factor, kiteloops definitely give a serious boost of adrenaline. Thats why I will keep trying them.
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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:23 am

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 :thumb:

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Postby F12-Flyer » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:49 am

Yer it seem like a good Idea at the time lol.
And It real gets your heart racing the force it like 3 times more then any jump youve done I think I need a few adjustments to get it though.

Maybe I'll leave it up to my X3 when I can be bothered to use it :o

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:34 pm

Hey I'm interested to see how the X3 goes compared to the FARC... Howz it in Perth??

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Postby F12-Flyer » Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:06 pm

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.

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:24 pm

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!

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