That is good question. Mainly it is because when down looping at the correct spot/time it loops far away from the center of WW. I do down loops on ice too, then it also gives good pull out of jump. Sometimes down loop catches me (a bit like heli loop) but if not it doesn't matter at all
Si_DB wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:34 pmSeen that video and a few others and it’s a good one. Problem is they show someone with a huge amount of skill doing it perfectly. That’s not always the most helpful when trying to learn yourself. Seeing someone else going through the learning process makes a refreshing change.
knotwindy wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:01 pmTo learn it, maybe think of it as half a heli-loop (landing loop, whatever). When you send the kite to jump, send it just past 12:00 & then do the downloop with the front hand so the kite stays high in the window for longer as it goes through 12:00 and then forward/down & right back up a bit. The kite doesn’t need to be going up to catch you softly, as long as it is moving and above your head there will an upward pull to soften the landing. Then it’s just timing, has to after the apex on the way down. You also need to have the board pointing downwind and you can ride either direction from there. As you get the timing dialed you can send it later and land in the other direction as a true downloop transition. Hope that makes sense and helps a bit.
Edit; when learning probably should not pull anything at all at the apex with the kite at 12:00. There is no line tension and things get weird quick.
Surprised you're just learning heli/down loops after learning kite loops. That's a fairly aggressive progression track .
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