More and more, I've been thinking about trying out kiteloops. Admittedly, I'm held back by the fear of painful tea-bagging. So any advice and tips from experienced riders would be much appreciated.
First, what basic skill set do I need before trying a kiteloop? Yes, I've done a few by accident and no, they didn't feel good. I'm now at the point where I can comfortably jump, am doing fine with air transitions, and have started to downloop my gybes/transitions. If there are fundamental skills that I need to develop before looping, please let me know.
What size is best for kiteloops? I assume that a smallish kite is best for faster turning. I fly Switchblades which I assume are ok for looping. Is 12m too much of a pig to loop (I'm a small guy so my 12m goes up at around 12knts)? I love this kite for jumping coz it's forgiving and floaty. It's fine for downlooping as well and it seems to turn fast enough for me.
What common mistakes will I be faced with? I want to reduce my chances of getting tea-bagged
Any other tips?
Thanks in advance.