So, I've been landing most of my downloops now, well powered and generally loving it the crazy downwind pull you get.
So i figure, time to try kiteloops. So basically I do the exact same I've been doing for the downloops, although obviously pulling the other side of the bar.
OMG, I launch into orbit. The first part of the loop was insane. Massive height and crazy pull. So all good really! The problem was then dropping like a stone from 20 feet and a stupidly hard landing. I'm just crumpling into a heap and wiping out pretty spectacularly.
Basically, I've been riding along hooked, drift the kite to 11, grab both sides of the bar and pull hard, stop looking at the kite and try to spot a clean bit of water to pop off, hopefully just before the big pull comes in.
After that, I'm not sure what the kites doing, cos I get pulled totally flat and then after that generally I'm looking down at the rapidly approaching water. I guess what I was wondering is should I be making an effort to watch the kite and guide it back to 12 o'clock for some float for landing or just keep pulling like a madman.
I'm not sure my body can handle too many more of these wipeouts!