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andylc
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My first ever death loop!

Postby andylc » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:57 am

It took a few years but I finally got the opportunity to test my instincts and my chicken loop QR for real! Luckily they both worked and no harm came to anyone. Next time I will remember to double check that my bridles are both properly attached to the kite BEFORE launching...

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby Toby » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Happy to hear you are ok !

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby knotwindy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 pm

Congratulations?

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby Foil » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 pm

It can happen to anyone, if its not, it will at some time,
scary.
but mine was the scary thoughts I had for weeks after,
caused by a 2 kite tangle and the other guy freezing with fear when It could have been saved, we were dragged 100 yards up the beach, very quickly, bouncing all the way.
a kite buggy guy jumped full body flat on to one of the kites.thank god!

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby andylc » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 pm

To be honest I felt quite invigorated at how well the safety worked and how easy and natural it was to activate it when I needed to, had an awesome session after that!

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby Beardytello » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:18 pm

andylc wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 pm
To be honest I felt quite invigorated at how well the safety worked and how easy and natural it was to activate it when I needed to, had an awesome session after that!
I like a nice successful release :lol:

I had a failed launch on Saturday, it was gusty and I was on my own, kite spun and shot up a little too fast for comfort, before I could think I'd released and it landed.

Actually then found it easier to reassemble the chicken loop, walk around to about where I was trying to get to and slowly let the line back through, launched lovely after that!

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Re: My first ever death loop!

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:07 pm

Great Stuff - you had a quick pull and felt invigorated haa haa :)

Anyway heres a few Deathloop Control vids if your on the water..

Part one:


Part 2:
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