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Old 06-27-2006, 12:37 PM
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thats why i want a flat kite so i can just hook the leash to the chicken loop, but for now ill be hooking it into the fifth line, that will atleast allow me to relaunch the kite if i let go of the bar.

josh have you hit a handle pass in the air yet?

also on an F-16, when do you release the lead hand and grab the back of the bar (to loop the kite), do you do it before you leave the water, or after your in the air?

and is it better (easier/safer) to start (the loop) with the kite lower around 10 or higher around 11?

thanx for all the help
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:41 PM
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haven't landed a handle pass in the air yet, tryed one... didn't go to well.. i'll upload the pic of that in a minute lol

the way i do an f-16 is...

unhook, put both hands on one side of the bar, and when the kite starts to face the opposite direction and before it whips around you pop and throw a laid out backroll.

it's all timing though, thats why you should try a normal kiteloop first, get the timing down on when to pop.

go out and try a normal kiteloop.
unhook,
both hands on one side of the bar
go a little downwind, edge hard and pop when the kite starts to loop

lay out as flat as you can, don't panic, you have to commit 110%

spot your landing, bend your knees, and prepare for a hard landing.

it's easier to start the kite higher, the more lower the kite the more whip your gana get.


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Old 06-27-2006, 02:01 PM
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next time i get to ride something other then my 21m and im gonna give it a try.
i think its easier to kiteloop unhooked then hooked, cause when unhooked you have to go %110 when both hands are on the same side of the bar

so i start with the kite at 11 and put both hands on the same side, edge hard and when i feel the kite start to pull, release the edge and go for for it, right???

btw
i tried riding blind yesterday a few times...didnt work out to well :lol:

im getting stoked with all the new moves, my fav is the railey right now, it just feels really cool
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:31 PM
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next time i get to ride something other then my 21m and im gonna give it a try.
i think its easier to kiteloop unhooked then hooked, cause when unhooked you have to go %110 when both hands are on the same side of the bar

so i start with the kite at 11 and put both hands on the same side, edge hard and when i feel the kite start to pull, release the edge and go for for it, right???

btw
i tried riding blind yesterday a few times...didnt work out to well :lol:

im getting stoked with all the new moves, my fav is the railey right now, it just feels really cool
yeah pretty much. DON'T loop it before you jump, make sure your in the air before it loops.

if you think the railey feels cool wait till you start landing kiteloops!
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:12 AM
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If you loop it before you jump, you end up eating shit HARD... I learned that the hard way once... only took once.

I'm only doing kiteloop raleys... no backroll yet... I want to land a blind judge and a few other raley tricks before I try the F16... also want to try a mobe (backroll fs 360? w/ handlepass) I've got it down on a bar in my frontyard... the bar I put in a tree about 9' up... it was hard for a while because I've gotta completely pull myself up because the bar is too high.

And josh, the mobe IS a lot easier then the boardpass/handlepass whatever it's called as far as pulling it off on a hanging bar.

And about looping the kite too low, you've really gotta loop it at 11 when learning. I've been starting to loop it a LOT lower and it's a ton harder of a pull and I get MUCH higher. If you start it at 11 or so, it'll be a lot more "user friendly."

I wouldn't know which is easier between the hooked or unhooked kiteloops though... never done a hooked in one :?

Josh, Sbend to blind yet? or what tricks to blind are you landing solid?
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:01 AM
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good article in the new kiteworld mag .. Dimitri goes over kiteloops in full on detail..

photos of him in the article are beyond amazing..

i'm putting this off as a "late next season" thing....
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If you loop it before you jump, you end up eating shit HARD... I learned that the hard way once... only took once.

I'm only doing kiteloop raleys... no backroll yet... I want to land a blind judge and a few other raley tricks before I try the F16... also want to try a mobe (backroll fs 360? w/ handlepass) I've got it down on a bar in my frontyard... the bar I put in a tree about 9' up... it was hard for a while because I've gotta completely pull myself up because the bar is too high.

And josh, the mobe IS a lot easier then the boardpass/handlepass whatever it's called as far as pulling it off on a hanging bar.

And about looping the kite too low, you've really gotta loop it at 11 when learning. I've been starting to loop it a LOT lower and it's a ton harder of a pull and I get MUCH higher. If you start it at 11 or so, it'll be a lot more "user friendly."

I wouldn't know which is easier between the hooked or unhooked kiteloops though... never done a hooked in one :?

Josh, Sbend to blind yet? or what tricks to blind are you landing solid?
for me the boardpaass/handlepass is alot easier on a hanging bar then a mobe....

yet i tryed a front mobe on the water, and should be able to land it next time i'm out... i got the pass down and everything, could have landed it but board fell off.

as of right now i have no tricks to blind, haven't tryed any yet... but soon will have a handfull to blind garentee.
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