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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Maybe this clip gives the answer to what is possible and not.
I'd say it's about line length and they do look short here. Yes, short lines gives more power in the loop but also shortens the time for the kite to travel to zenith since a shorter radius obviously decreases the circumference.



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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm 
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the vid from g00se it´s what i see as a sick kiteloop. but not a megaloop

this is the problem with the lack of a proper definition on what is what - if i call a dog to a fox, others a dog to a wolf in no time we will be having a dumb conversation if we start to discuss fauna.

And re-reading just realize we would be both wrong. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:08 pm 
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https://vimeo.com/75945599

they are mega loops


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:11 pm 
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g00se wrote:
This kite looks pretty big (only just makes the landing).

Big balls and shorter lines :thumb:



Yeah, that's about as close as you can get on a 12m!

short lines too!


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Tone wrote:
g00se wrote:
This kite looks pretty big (only just makes the landing).

Big balls and shorter lines :thumb:



Yeah, that's about as close as you can get on a 12m!

short lines too!


legit! one of the comments says 18m so lines aren't super short not like 10m or 15m lines. Can't tell what size that north vegas is, either a 10m or 12m? definitely a megaloop. Don't try this at home kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:42 pm 
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ok, legit. but there is a difference for those made by Ruben when he goes so high that actually has the time to down-loop the kite before landing. in my eyes it´s a different level
(well, different wind conditions to start of)


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
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Mega starts at what? like 25 knots something like that. Looping in 20 is still sick, but looping in 15 gets decidedly more tame.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
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g00se wrote:
This kite looks pretty big (only just makes the landing).

Big balls and shorter lines :thumb:




I obviously write too slow. Far too slow...


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:26 pm 
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g00se wrote:
This kite looks pretty big (only just makes the landing).

Big balls and shorter lines :thumb:



Yeah thats Ned - an old video but Level line megaloop off flatwater....

On the other side of 'The Pond' (pictured) theres a sandbar that kicks up knee to chest height ramps which we do the same but higher on 20m lines...
In the Summer, its common to see that and all sorts of things goin on between there and Woodies - a lot of tourists hang there, and sometimes I see the guys Ive been jumping with - in the kitemag spreads or team vids...

Lets Hope that Ruben makes a No Comprimise Balls to the wall Megaloop Kite :party1:


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 Post subject: Re: Ruben Lenten's Extract kite
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Sorry guys but to make a REAL megaloop you must be on 9m or less and over 30 knots and short lines doesnt count(never saw Ruben doing them with shorter than 18m)....people say that they look identical and boring...well as i say if my grandma had balls could make even a single on :lol: :lol: but every megaloop can kill you....this is me crashing with 77km/h from 10m+ cause i used an extra second to decide for a downloop or a kiteloop :shake:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =2&theater

here is the link with the GPS

http://contour.com/videos/watch/megaloo ... peed-75kmh


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