I'm usually able to see retrospectively what could have I done better after my kiting troubles. But this incident I can't see too much. Maybe folks here can give some advice.
Downwinder, fairly powered on a 9m.
I was getting quite far from shore actually to signal my buddy that we should ride closer to shore. Anything happens so far out it's quite a pain to get back on land.
Obviously it was just when I felt something weird happening on my bar. Bar pressure suddenly eased a bit for a moment.
I knew something is off but I wasn't sure what so I tried to keep my kite in the air. It started looping then it crashed. I tried to relaunch a couple of times but it resulted more looping. It kept looping while it was down so I ejected and started to self rescue.
I got to my bar and started to wrap the lines but the kite started to loop again pulling me a lot. I remembered one of the YouTube videos on how to stop looping but I couldn't reach any single line as the lines were already twisted all the way up far. The pull from the looping was so strong I had no chance wrapping up more and reaching the kite.
I accepted that I will be dragged to shore (2+ kms) by a looping kite. I layed on my board, even edged a bit to get to shore sooner (side on shore wind)
On the bright side it was much faster than sailing by laying on the kite )) I think it looped a couple of hundred times.
The scary part was when reached shore and the kite was still looping crazy. Fortunately a kiter was on the deserted beach just there. She tried to catch my weaponized kite. That was the moment I almost ejected the leash, I was so worried of injuring her. Luckily she was able to grab the kite after a few attempts.
After catching breath I found that one of bridle lines snapped. And it seems the bar stuck before completely reaching the depower position after QR activation I am guessing because the lines were already twisted a lot when I ejected.
Miraculously the kite survived (this Airush DNA is a tank) and I kept my board too. It took ages to untangle the lines.