you obviously did not get the sarcasm.. I think Excal did.
Anton, who was mentioned here already, explains why flat bows are not "ideal" for megaloops here (FF to 1:54)
note that XR is on the list of "not ideal" kites on his slide
Can you megaloop flat bow kites or even foils? - sure.. but it comes with higher risk of hurting yourself, imho (and Anton's too)
I get your sarcasm too..
I find it a little unwarranted though...
You refer to a botched launch video in a locked CORE thread?
Well, it was not put there to brag on my skills. In fact I have not done much in that video to deserve the shit storm of "criticism"..
The helper screwed up and released the kite before I was ready (I did not have time to hook up and fix the DD).
I am sure that your helpers never make mistakes, gusts never rip kites out of your hands, etc.. but in my universe, if you kite regularly things like that catch up with you. And there is still zero excuse for the gear to fail you in those situations. Some pointed that the issue was due to a wrong position of DD inside the loop.. well if you scroll the video frame by frame, you'll see that there are times when the DD is not touching the flag out line and the ball at all.. The video was published to point a serious issue with the bar design, one of a few actually..
But yeah, keep your head in the sand and point finger at a messenger, instead of asking the manufacturer to fix the damn thing that has an ability to kill ya.
Now as to relevance, I have close to 500 sessions in my woo log (obviously I kited way more than that, but this you can easily verify) most done on XR kites (scroll through and check the photos). I have more than a day of combined airtime and more than 100miles of combined height (when you sum up all the seconds and meters in the air).. I can match Anton's woo score to a meter and I have never been to SA (he posts his best jumps from there) ... our local setup is far less ideal...
Now it would be interesting to see other commentators to produce any evidence of their big airs with the kite in question. woo,piq,xensr score, a video of a megaloop or just a big boost??? I know that some claimed 1000 sessions w/o breaking anything, but I find it hard to believe