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Kiteloop help

Postby AlwaysCharging » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:05 pm

I'm doing something wrong when I try a kiteloop. First off, I'm on a 12m bow/hybrid riding slightly underpowered. While hooked in with my kite as far to the edge and high as possible, I put both hands on the rear of the bar and pull as hard as I can right before a small chop. As I go off the chop and the leading edge turns skyward I throw my backroll. The kite loops very wide and low in the window almost hitting the water. Then BAM I slam so hard on my side that I have to spend a few seconds remembering who I am. Whats the problem here?

- Do I HAVE to be unhooked to loop the kite higher in the window?
- Too big of kite?
- Not pulling the bar hard enough through the backroll?
- Throwing my backroll too slow?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Toby » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:09 pm

sounds like you have the kite too far back...try to have it up high around the zenith and then pull it all the way through.
Maybe start without a backloop and watch where the kite is when you loop it.

Hope that helps!

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Postby viktor » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:58 pm

Why put both hands on the same side of the bar when you are hooked in?

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Postby tautologies » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:15 pm

hooked in is a little different. If you're just starting out, then ride with your kite like you are now...have it go slowly up and initiate you roll...once you are with your back to the kite, pull fully hard to loop the kite, it will yank you, and then get you all the way around.

So don't start your loop as low as you are, initiate as if you were doing a regular roll (head first..the rest will follow), and then pull to loop the kite...on most kites I have done it you can sort of feel when it is right to pull....

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Postby scklandl » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:58 am

underpowered is a problem, especially with a kite that big. more power and more speed. if your kite (and thus you ( are traveling faster the kite will make it through the loop faster which means youll still be in the air when the kite completes the loop.

tauts also got a good suggestion if you want to keep it low key though, get your altitude then pull the trigga

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Postby Fassn8 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:00 am

I'm also trying to learn kiteloops. I think my biggest problem is not "fully committing". I loop the kite but I don't think I'm bringing it all the way back up to 12 o'clock and therefore get smacked on the water.

Any good instructional videos (or clips) out there?

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Postby kuasikiter » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:11 am

hi,

check this:

http://www.kitefilm.com/video/kiteloops.wmv


I'dn't say it up-to-date...but it's still something to start with.


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Postby whiskas » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:57 am

I don´t get it. If I first do a jump and then start looping the kite when I´m at the highest point, I´ll land when the kite is at most powered and most likely my board is behind me and not under me, resulting in a great wipeout... With this option I´m never even close. Should I be jumping higher, i.e trying in more wind?

Or I start from about 11 o´clock and start looping the kite and edging. At a certain point I can´t edge any more and the kite yanks me up and away. The kite goes really low in the window though and almost touches the water. If I am at all hesitant the kite will crash along with me with it. Here I´ve been pretty close but not landed right yet.

Which is easier? Am I doing something wrong or is it just to try again and again? I do em hooked in as yet.

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Postby Fassn8 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:11 pm

Thanks for the video kuasikiter! I think I'm gonna pick up an impact vest :thumb:

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Postby Toby » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:08 pm

yes, if you loop, then commit to it! There is no thinking twice. Pull it all the way or get hurt!

Impact vest is needed for sure!!!

Also try to loop the kite more depowered instead of powered up.


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