Re: Best way to smooth the landing during a big air
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:11 am
My understanding is a back loop is with the back hand, forward loop with the front hand. That's my def anyhow.
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We have the same definition it seems but mine assures the direction of travel is implicit. Front hand tells you which way you are going right.Peter_Frank wrote:A downloop / frontloop / forward loop - is when the kite is looped "forward" in the travel direction through the air.
A backloop (uploop), also sometimes just called a loop - is when the kite is looped around "against" the travel direction.
Typically meaning, that when you pull the loop with your front hand according to the direction when you took off, it is a downloop / frontloop / forward loop.
And when using your back hand, it is a backloop or just a loop
Of course, when up high and you have no significant speed across the wind, it is the same whether you pull a front or backloop, but the terms are still fine as you WILL have had a direction of travel when you took off, so noone is in doubt what direction you mean
My usage: To do aerial jibes & tacks ( complete change in direction)....for a total of 6 fun movesice wrote:what is your definition of a down loop?
What size are you referring too here? My biggest kite is 11m and I used it about 80% of my sessions over the last few months. Been loving the heli loop for huge jumps and use the down loop on smaller jumps. My mind still cannot comprehend how the down loop causes lift for a soft landing.Kamikuza wrote:Any suggestions for what to do with bigger kites?