Downloop turns provide a powered alternative to the normal uploop turn. They can be very useful in low wind conditions.
- Riding heelside with your kite about 60° above the water, pull hard with your forward hand to dive the kite.
- Turn downwind and carve onto your toeside as the kite powers up. Commit to getting the kite all the way around.
- Continue carving onto your toeside until you are riding in the opposite direction. You should exit the turn with the kite low and with plenty of board speed.
- Uncross your lines by spinning the bar
Once you have perfected downloop turns, the further progressions are:
- Doing this maneuver immediately after landing a jump to turn any trick you can do into a transition.
- Down looping the kite while jumping: COMMIT or you will crash!
A downloop is half a kite loop. They can generate a little extra power in light wind or add variety to your transitions.