Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:04 amI must say that in really marginal light wind, (say 4-6 knots) with my 15m medium/high ratio) , I first initiate the loop and then initiate the jibe only when the kite has turn 180 degree and is pointing in the new direction ; not sure it is the best technique in all cases, but it is the only way I found to ensure the kite will pursue its 180 degree turning without being slowed down by a loss of line tension and finish in water; this could also be linked to the kite design, since my kite stops turning with loss of line tension, but it remains as a block , so acceptable if it is positioned in the correct direction (by the time I tension again the line after the jibe) .
You have to make the turn before the kite loops, so when you are already going in the new direction the kite its still looping and you can keep line tension to make it loop in shorter radius.Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:55 pmI use a "Custom" prototype of ketos easy but a bit smaller. In between officials freeride and easy.
Ok tanks for the clarification abot loop. But i feel and experienced that if i go toward the kite i get not enough line tension to put the big 15m2 in an short turn radius... am i the only one to experience that in marginal wind ?
I tried 9m lines with 42cm wide bar and Soul15 yesterday.Frank Rosin wrote: ↑Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:35 pmThe most extreme combination I tried is R1V2 17m on 10m lines (and only a 50cm bar even).
19m R1V2 on 14m lines works well too.
It is all about timing really.
I would say I got the kite following more, after bringing it all the way up before initiating the loop.
Looping to waterstart is a completely different story though! Longer lines needed. But 18m lines should work for that with any kite.
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