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 Post subject: Re: Best light wind downwind kite?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:04 pm 
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I find it quite easy to loop the kite in really light wind ozchrisb ?

Of course you ride in zig-zag as you yaw turn the board when the max pull comes, to go deep and increase VMG, and a bit back when the kite slows down.

But find it way easier to forward loop it downwind - and more difficult to keep the speed when you backloop, as you hit a "soft" point where it is difficult to keep power :naughty:

So I would just forward loop only, in racing, and spin the bar.

But for freeride I find it more challenging and "right" - to loop it back and not spin the bar ha haa (I know it sounds stupid but thats me...)

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 Post subject: Re: Best light wind downwind kite?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:02 am 
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Yes the forward loop is fine, but the loop back is hard when it's light.


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