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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:41 pm

Correction: bar always within reach when torso bent forward....prefer not to spin bar on pulley.
Perhaps I will put the stopper back on right before the pulley.

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby chilidip » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:16 pm

sotheysay wrote:You know you're thinking too much when you are asking this question.


smack the lip and downloop again...

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby edt » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:58 pm

Oldnbroken wrote:edt - I'm confused, how are you relaunching a kite that you can't reach the bar in 35 knots?
My kites don't move to one side and relaunch themselves, I have to be able to touch the bar to do that.


sometimes the kite is still in the air when you crash, sorry for the confusion

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby plummet » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:17 pm

WHAT IS A CHAOD?

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby L0KI » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Slingshot decided to name one of their stopper ball systems a Choad.

In slang terms, it has been known as two things, and can be spelled choad or chode.
1. The spot below your balls and before your anus.
2. A penis that is so short that it is wider than it is long.
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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:37 pm

Re-installed stopper...turns out it didn't allow significant throw considering I tend to depower REVs a lot to avoid heavy bar pressure. Thanks again.
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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby L0KI » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:01 pm

REVs don't really have heavy bar pressure.
I think maybe you would get good results from:
-setting you bar throw to something normal that fits your arm length.
-don't depower your kite to the point of screwing up the performance of the kite and messing up the bar throw.
-fly the right sized kite for the day, set a little depower if needed but don't go overboard.
-edge your board to control your kite in a gust.

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby Westozzy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:37 pm

What the man said above...

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby dyyylan » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:04 am

or just upgrade kites once every 5 years or so :)

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Re: Downlooping w/out chaod or stopper ball

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:03 am

With like, 3m of bar throw available on the OR Freeride bar, I set the stopper to where it is that the kite just starts to luff when the bar is all the way out. Depends on the wind... but it's usually easily within my reach. If it's not, it probably means I need to trim the kite :D


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