Kite loop with a Kahoona V5

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Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:51 am

I am going to be honest I am abit concerned but now I am thinking of going for it a kite loop with my kite. Not in the air at the moment.. I have a mate who has been looping his kite to turn and it's made his turning so sharp that I have to say he now uses it all the time. So naturally I am curious to try this

I was using an old C kite in Wales a few weeks ago and I remembered just how quick these turn on a 6pence. I was flinging around an old Airush 2004 15m Pro Lift.

but the Kahoona is alot slower I recon it will do it ok but I am worried. I am not going to lie to you.

Any one looping a kahoona the reason i ask is now that i am pushing things more I think possible that my next set of kites will be a step up from the safe useability of the Kahoona's and looking at other makes or brands. For a quicker kite. My Flexi Foil Force is quite sharp in the turns v the Kahoona and don't get me wrong the Kahoona is brilliant.
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Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:12 am

okay, i I have a tutorial about this. All kites are "loopable" but some are much slower than others, there are a couple of pre exercises on the video, try those first. I hope this helps.
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Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:53 pm

I learnt to kite loop on a 18m 2004 Vegas so it is possible on any kite!

I started by doing surface loops, just looping the kite while pointing the board downwind, start in lighter winds you'll be fine.

You can also do a down loop when turning, Slide the back of the board round as per normal so the tail becomes the nose while looping the kite downwards (instead of bringing it over the top) and you'll pull off a stylish transition, if you then do it with a heel to toe side carve you'll be uber stylish!

The last type of loop (before moving to powered kite loops) is when you do a big jump and you loop the kite above your head at the top of the window, if done right it'll loop with just enough power to cushion your landing.
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