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Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:35 pm

Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Soul session with waterman Olly Bridge on the FLYSURFER Kiteboarding SOUL 6.0m and RUSH 140cm. Would you call it insane or a statement of pure skill?
For more information check out: http://www.flysurfer.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-RxT1FQ_Ws

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Sun » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:14 pm

If anyone were to do it, it would have to have been a Bridge Brother. Good stuff.

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Mane » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:33 pm

both: insane and a pure statement of skills :-)

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby pmaggie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:43 am

For the moment unfortunately I did not yet have the chance to test the Soul but every guy I know who tried it reported that it's very similar to a lei, especially in the smaller sizes so I presume it's not very different to loop also. The good stuff is being able to loop a kite this way… :-)))

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am

Yea I’m waiting on my 8m to hit stateside and plan on learning to loop it with shorter lines. Already hit 13m on my soul 15. Hoping to join the 20m club with the 8. Liking the kite more and more.

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby kiterocky » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am

" but every guy I know who tried it reported that it's very similar to a lei, especially in the smaller sizes "
Why just dont buy a Lei??

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Carlos_C » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:00 pm

"Why just dont buy a Lei??"

Maybe they already have - but still like foil kites

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby andylc » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:22 pm

I'd be interested to hear why people use them in the smaller sizes. I have a Soul as my light wind kite, and in these conditions it's unbeatable - easy solo launch and land (often nobody else out!) and you can start from less than 10 knots even on a TT, great jumping from little more than 10 knots. Not sure why I'd want a smaller one though! I guess boosting would be one reason...?

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:53 pm

Because pumps are for chumps.

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Re: Who said you can't loop a foil kite?

Postby Bossstyle » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:18 am

LEI's are twitchy and horrible in the smaller sizes. Are the foils or specifically the soul more stable and confidence building?


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