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by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

Maybe try changing your timing. Pull a half second earlier or a half second later A half second earlier and the kite will loop around completely and catch you, a half second later, the kite won't be completely horizontal when you land.
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't get it up...
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Can't get it up...

that le kiteloop video from jerome looks great. I might give a go at translating it. I don't remember seeing it before but I must have watched it.
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't get it up...
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Can't get it up...

the best video I have ever seen so far is that french one. I love Dimitri but he's one of those instinctive guys that leaves out a lot of things because either it's obvious to him or he doesn't even know he is doing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjgzFZOmsBk my translation of the french is "...
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

In my opinion Cristiano jumped well, he didn't have much speed but did redirect all of it into height. It's true that if his jumping technique wasn't good and he jumped mostly downwind then the loop would be way softer. Basically when he looped it his body was barely hovering downwind so in 28knots...
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

if I can figure out what he is doing I'm definitely going to do it so I can get more yank.
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

also on a downloop because the arc is going in the same direction as your motion normally it's difficult to get that yank. For a megaloop you are going opposite the direction of the kite so it's pretty easy to get a good yank, but for the downloop you want to kill that forward momentum . . . . Hmmm....
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

You have to wait way longer before triggering loop. In this video you pretty much pull the trigger right after apex of jump. If you wait until after the apex of the jump to pull it's actually pretty hard (at least for me) to get any yank at all on a downloop. To get a yank I thought you had to pull...
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

Cristiano_Leandro wrote:But wouldnt sheeting out of the bar previous to the loop make the kite less responsive making the loop even wider?


yes, you got it. If you want a shorter loop you do have to keep the bar pulled in and pin the front hand.
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

prolly easiest to just buy a new one. I have an old liquid force 60cm for instance I could sell you for $10, bar only, if you are close enough that shipping isn't expensive. I think there are a lot of old bars out there that got parted up for the lines and parts. I also have a few other control bars...
by edt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloop while boosting Big
Replies: 77
Views: 5382

Re: Downloop while boosting Big

nice video! Someone will be able to figure it out for you. I can't figure out how you are getting so much yank. I would love to get yanked like that on a downloop just point my board directly downwind and go. Maybe pull harder so the kite doesn't have as big of a loop. If you do figure it out I want...

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