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Old 05-12-2005   #1
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loop question

Do you need to be at the bottom of a boats weight range to loop it? Example, Kingpin 6.3, weight range 140 -220. Is it easier to loop if you are 150 or 210? I would assume that you need bouyancy so 150 would be better. Do you compensate for this with the overthruster or beach ball to add bouyancy to lower volume boats?

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At 145 I can get more air in an Airhead than I can in a pocket rocket if that answers your question. But, both loop equally well.

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The size of the boat is nowhere near as important as techinque. If you do the move proporly you can loop almost anyboat out there. Yes it is true that more volume equals more pop, but boat design also plays a huge factor in the amount of air you can get. All in all boat size should be least of your concerns when it comes to looping.
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I agree, technique and body positioning are everything! I have an Air 45 and an Air 55. The 45 is 'easier' to loop because it more manueverable but the 55 throws higher and more dynamic because there is more 'volume/air' to lauch back into the Air. Also when you first learn don't be affraid to charge into the green water for more lift. It's like a baseball.... The faster it goes in the faster (and farther) it goes out. It takes practice to learn any move but that's the joy of kayaking, Practice is Fun!!!
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Thanks for the info but you guys have kinda ruined my excuses by saying its me and not the boat. Well looks like the water will come up soon and I can go practice.
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