Biggest kiteloop crash in history?!

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Tone
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Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:45 pm

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That kite sure looks like it loops well, MOST of the time ;)
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Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:06 pm

jeesus.. Core again.. We really need to talk about changing the name of this forum T.

Great crash , GRF's getting a free ad on my FB page.. Its harsh...
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:44 am

Ooh looks painful..

Which is your fb page Mr Binit I'd like to see that free ad for that wonderful human GRF and how harsh it is, he doesn't deserve harshness, a more helpful person it is difficult to find, were it not for him I'd never have found http://www.missvera.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I'd still be riding North kites.
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:11 pm

ooof.... that looked horrid.... hope he's ok.

The only thing that could have made that look worse, would be if they filed the LE with Hydrogen & it spontaneously exploded.... maybe Core will bring out a Hindenburg design... or maybe that's it! Looks like that canopy needed a bit more CAD/development time for megaloops.
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:16 pm

Looks like his forward speed towards the kite was seriously fast, combined with a slight wind lull just as the kite hit the lowest point, two things combined = slack lines and no climb
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:23 pm

The irony of the man who was in an induced coma for a week after a megaloop crash commentating on "the worst megaloop crash he's ever seen"
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:28 pm

Well he's still alive and well and happier than ever with the GTS4's on vacation in Mauritius recently
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Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:18 am

Well arguably I didn't actually see my crash (I was busy taking in the sites of Table Mountain) so it's still probably the biggest one I've seen

The forward speed from that crash came from "Bad Technique Raily Position" whilst looping the kite. Hit a spike in that position and you lose tension. I'll make an instructional, don't worry!
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Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:19 am

p.s I heard Steve's so scared of those kites he rides strapless now
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