Surviving the Death Loop
A Death Loop can occur if your control lines get tangled on the kite bar and/or your harness hook. This can result in the safety release systems getting jammed which can render a normal safety release difficult or impossible.
This video from Anton Chernyshov explains how the lines can get tangled to cause a death loop and how to fix it.
The basic technique is:
Identify which control (outside) line is NOT powered
Reach up, grab it and pull it in - the kite will stop looping and back stall
Untangle your lines on the kite bar and/or harness hook