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Old 05-12-2011   #1
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Can big people loop?

I've been paddling so long I remember when the Dancer was introduced.
Play boating is obviously dominated by smaller people.

But has anyone seen larger people successfully loop?
I'm 6'1" and 185 lbs.

Just askin'

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Old 05-12-2011   #2
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Leif can loop, not very well maybe, but...


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Old 05-12-2011   #3
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I am 6'2 300+lbs.

I paddle a 73 gallon playboat with an overthruster.

It is alot like sex is for me, I've got the pop, now i just need to figure out what to do with it.
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Old 05-12-2011   #4
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This guy is 6'2 and 200 lbs..

I am 6'4" and 209 right now. It took me forever to learn to "big guy loop".. I get em here and there but it takes a larger feature for it to work. Best advice I got and it works is to get your arms above your head.

The right boat also helps. I paddle a molan and it loops well.

Keep practicing and you can get one.
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Old 05-12-2011   #5
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Dude 6' 1" and 185 is not really that big. The biggest loops I have ever seen ane by Will Taggert and he must be 6' 3" maybe? Scrawny but can't imagine he weighs much less.
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6'3" 220 and can loop fine. An overthruster helps. I'm not going to win any competitions, but looping these days is easier than throwing ends I think...
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Old 05-13-2011   #7
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Hell no. Buckrodgers is lying and I know for a fact Leif can't loop. Its like watching a fish out of water, flopping around all uncoordinated like.
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Old 05-13-2011   #8
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Let's clarify! Can you air loop or just loop. Because the guy I usually kayak with is 6'5 215 and I've seen him hit loops just not any air loops. But this year it will happen... And when it does I'll make sure to get some proof!
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Old 05-13-2011   #9
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Originally Posted by Phil U. View Post
Leif can loop, not very well maybe, but...
Jeez Phil! Do I need to challenge you to another duel?

Here's one of my loops from like 6 years ago:

Fish right our of water. 3 to 4 feet out of the water.

Yes, tall people can loop, so you should be able to loop too.
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I have completed a scientific study

that consisted of an itnerview of one. His response is that this only occurs unintentionally for people who are 6'2 and 190#'s. This happens when you play the hole in 1.5 on the ark and get windowed for a good couple minutes. You will catch air on several occaisions and perform moves as yet unnamed!!

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