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What to work on next?

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Created by psychojoe 6 months ago, 14 Jan 2020
psychojoe
VIC, 863 posts
15 Jan 2020 12:08AM
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I can already boost and backroll, and I've got something to work on in high wind. But in light wind I need something to work on, I don't have a talent for looping, so not that. And I don't want to try any of that risky stuff that the better kiters do right on the shoreline.
And I don't have a light wind kite.
I feel like I may have just answered my own question,

Gilly3
QLD, 754 posts
15 Jan 2020 8:49AM
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U don't need talent to loop a kite....

Start off with downloops (fronthand) on your transitions, this gives you more pull through the turns and is a great way to start looping.....u will get spanked a few times when start to do full kiteloops (backhand) but if u want to progress with ur tricks, it gives u the power and more time in the air to nail those tricks.....

Also, with the light wind stuff look for a big kite like a zephyr etc....this helped me progress very quickly because the big kites are slow and docile, it gives u more time to practice and learn more....

Good luck psycho....

CJ2478
NSW, 406 posts
15 Jan 2020 11:26AM
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psychojoe said..
I can already boost and backroll, and I've got something to work on in high wind. But in light wind I need something to work on, I don't have a talent for looping, so not that. And I don't want to try any of that risky stuff that the better kiters do right on the shoreline.
And I don't have a light wind kite.
I feel like I may have just answered my own question,


your PSYCHOjoe so just go for the kiteloops, doesnt really take much skill, just committment

psychojoe
VIC, 863 posts
15 Jan 2020 11:41AM
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I really went for it with the kite loops a couple of years ago, mostly I just ended up getting hurt A LOT.
I've got the downloops fairly well dialled, and there's absolutely no budget for a light wind kite.
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

sassyk
WA, 9 posts
16 Jan 2020 5:10PM
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Frontroll, Inverted Frontroll, Darkslide?

psychojoe
VIC, 863 posts
16 Jan 2020 11:03PM
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I'm gonna have to google the inverted frontroll. That sounds like an excellent idea. Thanks

weebitbreezy
469 posts
16 Jan 2020 8:33PM
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backroll transition. Backroll transition with kiteloop. Backroll transition to toeside.

I find darkslides difficult when not powered so wouldn't recommend them for lightwind if you don't have a big kite as you'll end up needing to commit to a big loop just to get about 0.5 seconds of darkslide action (okay exaggeration but you know what I mean)

Get the Duotone app and dig through the tutorials. Plenty of stuff to play with.



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