While in the video he does manage to backstall that 6m Bandit but I feel like the only reason that it works is because he's not in a real deathloop, he's only pulling the bar really hard on one side. By simulating the deathloop this way he's doing it with the bar fully sheeted in which means that he is able to pull both steering lines beyond normal sheeting range. In my case (as with most real world cases I would assume) you will end up having the pin/wrap with the bar sheeted out. When that happens the wrap is only causing the line to go to normal sheeting range because the bar is sheeted out so the two equal each other out. Now when you pull the opposite line to equal tension all you are doing is equivalent of pulling in the bar like normal and that's not going to cause a backstall in any decent amount of wind.
While I did grab the bar backwards my main initial goal was to pull hard on the side with the pin/wrap. When you do that it allows the pin/wrap to slip free because you are aligning the bar parallel with the lines so it can't bind them. The force of the first yank was enough that I had to abandon that quickly and focus on stopping the loop right away.
While yes the GoPro does make the waves look smaller, this wasn't that big of a wave day and these are windswell so they are pretty gutless and break more randomly. There were what I'd call shoulder high sets further out from where I was (earlier in the session if you watched the full session log) but these are probably only waist high.jakemoore wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:37 amI'm guessing the GoPro makes the waves look smaller? Looks shoulder high where the wave hits the kite at 23 seconds? I hope it was an epic ride before the end.
I'm a fan of unhooking the chicken loop and holding it it my hand if the kite is down and Im in position for either me or the kite to get rolled in a wave.
... Sometimes it's easier to reset on shore. It works in our conditions as we are near shore on a sandy beach break - a 500 m swim at most.
Yeah I watched that video of Kevin's and I will say that I was concerned for the people downwind of him when he did that. I think it could have gone a lot worse for the many people downwind. Kevin is also in legit waves too though and downed kites are a much bigger risk to both the pilot and bystanders in those conditions.Hugh2 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:16 pmKevin Langaree has a video recently showing where he downed his kite in waves in Cape Town and released it completely to gather it back on the shore. I realize you were farther out from shore, but I wish I could make that my first response when rolled in waves and it is obvious the kite will be caught by a big wave.
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