Ok one more question...
If I'm traveling left flying kite at 11 I like to do a pendulum jump where I send the kite way back to 1 or 2 and just swing under the kite. Then I just fall out of the sky since kite is out of the wind window and has no pull. Can I throw a loop at the end of this to get the kite back into window without a yank and prevent the falling out of the sky?
You 're welcome!
A pendulum jump is not a good way to do a standard aerial transition because it brings the kite to the right edge of the window and you'll have to redirect hard to the left in order to avoid crashing on water. If you do this, you will not be able to travel to the right, the momentum on landing will be to the left, due to the kite movement to the left.
A standard aerial transition requires a bit of pop and back foot pressure on take-off, having the kite at 12 or very near 12 until you decide to redirect, so that
a. it keeps you afloat and
b. it maintains the potential to go through the power zone on redirection (this cannot happen if you have sent it at the right edge originally) so that you don't sink.
If you accidentally send the kite more to the right, you can correct during ascend (redirect to the left early, before you pendulum) so that the kite is above you at the apex of the jump and not behind you.
* Low speed, otherwise you pendulum even if you don't send the kite too hard (it stays back due to differential speed)
* Try to jump more vertically than horizontally or downwind (pop, press back foot)
* Keep looking forward until you reach the apex (veeeeeery important!!)
* Turn your head and simoultaneously send very hard (fishpole if needed) to the right.
* To incorporate the loop, just keep pulling until it loops instead of sending it back up with your left hand.
For small jumps, the loop will be mostly while you're already on water. Progressively do bigger jumps and loop earlier to get a bit of airborne downwind pull. Looks great, feels super and is pretty safe if you progressively make to your way to it. If you are well powered, loop as tightly as you can (fishpole). When underpowered, loop more widely - don't fishpole the bar - to get some more power out of the looping kite.
The extreme is jumping overpowered and looping widely (not tightly) very very early. This will be a megaloop. I haven't tried that, probably never will. But I like to see them!!
PS There are variations to the aerial transition that are done with forward speed, pendulum, hovering etc. They should come after you manage the standard variation, I think.