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 Post subject: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Hey Guys, one of the topics on the forum got me thinking about how low can you go? Actually most posters here do :) Seriously though, lets compare kites and kiters by their speed and precission that is required for a really low megaloop. So feel free to post anything lower than Steven Akkersdjik's photo on the Core GTS 2, or if you cant find one just post a photo of your donkey:)


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Steven did the lowest one during King of the Air in Capetown...really low! Respect ! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:52 pm 
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This one hits the water. Can't get lower than that :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMaYozn_RRQ


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:19 pm 
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my all-time favourite attempt



Followed by this attempt at 2:05 (the end)



Love the pure style of this one



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Mad respect for Bertrand Fleury

For discussing kites, I guess it would be good to have an optimized aerodynamic and intelligent arc for, you know, even more performance. Probably want some radical reaction tips on some kind of future-C shape for the ultimate in radically precise performance..... would be nice tho if it didn't cut down on the versatility any. You know, keep it an all in one kite.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:28 pm 
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If you want to go really low on a kite loop you need to use at least 15 meter lines on your bar. By using these size lines you will be above your kite and the kite will stay low to the water but that is if you commit well. The landing are not as clean as using 18 or 20 meter lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:52 am 
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Starsky wrote:

Followed by this attempt at 2:05 (the end)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2qKgo5FPso



At 2:05 what makes this megaloop unusual is that he pulls the bar down with the front hand...
...and loops the kite in front of him..a downloop megaloop ...looks crazy and difficult to land that way


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Supa actually followed up a Dimitry post with a useful/interesting post! There is hope

That loop is killer and a lot of the really cool looking ones are old footage highlighting the fact that plenty of 2005 kites are very loop capable.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Kite in Megaloop Photo?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Starsky wrote:
Supa actually followed up a Dimitry post with a useful/interesting post! There is hope

That loop is killer and a lot of the really cool looking ones are old footage highlighting the fact that plenty of 2005 kites are very loop capable.


Hopefully it has to do with Supa being born in O'Canada years and years ago :lol:


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