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 Post subject: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:58 am 
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Can any of the big air stylers tell me...how crucial is it, time wise, to engage/disengage the micro loop, when doing a deadman or similar hands off bar trick?
Is the micro loop entirely necessary?
When do you engage it exactly, when do you disengage exactly?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:41 pm 
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it goes very fast in and out.

when I pull down the bar to power up for the jump, I hook into it.
Before landing I hook out of it.

A stopper will work as well, but will make the jump less steady and stylish, in terms of smoothness (the pulling down and up part will look shitty).

And with a microloop you have more time for the trick, so more you make it look more stylish and hold the position longer.

If you want to advance, a microloop is your only choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Toby wrote:
it goes very fast in and out.

when I pull down the bar to power up for the jump, I hook into it.
Before landing I hook out of it.

A stopper will work as well, but will make the jump less steady and stylish, in terms of smoothness (the pulling down and up part will look shitty).

And with a microloop you have more time for the trick, so more you make it look more stylish and hold the position longer.

If you want to advance, a microloop is your only choice.


I wish I had a micro loop (or at least an option for it).
I can't manage to use the stopper ball (which are actually two pieces on my Epic kites).

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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Caesar wrote:

I wish I had a micro loop (or at least an option for it).
I can't manage to use the stopper ball (which are actually two pieces on my Epic kites).

Cheers
Caesar 8)


Easy enough to make one yourself...for any bar. Use a suitable piece of rope, some plastic tubing, and learn to tie hangman knot on either end. It is adjustable on the bar and does not move when secured. Will post a picture of mine tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:03 pm 
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pls show a picture.

but I assume it is not releasable?


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:19 pm 
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How important is the releasable option?


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
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how important is your life?


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Here is image.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Toby wrote:
how important is your life?


How often do you use the release on the micro loop? And where is it situated? Can you post an image of your setup please. Thanks Toby.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro loop question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:09 pm 
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dorothyinstead wrote:
Here is image.


Hi,

Do you have your harness hook pointing up?
That "micro loop" is flexible. How do you engage and disengage it? Do you have by any chance a short clip how you do a dead man with that loop?

Cheers
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