Should my trim be set different or back lines tighter to help the kite reach back to 12 before I land?
I hope this is a misprint or I am I running a fever. Having tighter rear lines slows the kite and will certainly not help it to get to 12. Before you loop it is helpful to know how much back stall you have trimmed into your sheeting range. For simplistic example:
Let's assume you have a little backstall trimmed into the bar. Now you sheet in progressively to a sheeted in fishpole. The kite will start a progressively tightening loop, at the fishpole one side will be stalled the other flying around the pivot point. Now if you level the bar but keep it sheeted in both sides will stall (remember you have backstall trimmed in) and the kite is going nowhere until you sheet out. This could lead to a rib breaking type crash if you were trying to megaloop!
Note: the end game is to get the kite flying through the sweet spot as you land not just get to 12. You also need to understand what happens when the kite gets upwind of you, there are some good jumping videos on this!!
PS I love the go for it and think about it later attitude. It is probably the fastest way to progress as long as you bounce well!!
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