15, 17 and 19
and the 15 is a Speed3
I've been grabbing the bar in both hands and fish-poling it. Downloops work fine... mostly. I figured the kiteloops were sucking cos the kites are just too big and slow.
My attempts at heli-loops had me swinging under the kite downwind, the kite stalling halfway back across the top of the window and me splashing down
too big and slow to get around?
Talking about the 15m speed 3. I find downlooping rockets you down wind. Much like the landboard vid above. For a soft pillowy landing on the speed 3 my technique is this
Send it, bar in, boost.
once at height, bar out about 1/2 set a lazy slow redirect.
Your redirect needs to be timed so the kite is diving down when you land. The bigger the jump the slower the redirect.
a couple of feet before landing bar in hard.
Hey presto super pillowy soft landing,
For the speed 3 the important thing is to let the bar out and let the kite breath. you will find that magic spot (yourl know when you do) when you just glide forever.
If you hold the bar in hard the whole way yourl oversheet and drop like a stone.
PS If you are jumping off wave lips the timing is very important with a slow kite. if you are boosting of the lip before the kite gets above you then you will be hauling arse down wind like there's no tomorrow.
For my 13 edge the process is a little different. I can hold the bar in for longer. Wait until i'm coming down then just throw a hard redirect that might turn into a downloop. if it does i'm usually halfway through the loop when I land.