Haven't flown it yet, but got one out of the bag today, blew it up and gave it the once over.
It was an 11, its very similar in plan to the original TD, but has a larger diameter leading edge and deeper entry. This at a guess will give a wider attack angle good low wind performance and less inclination to overfly or tumble in lulls shifts and sheers.
The struts are "bolted" into the leading edge same as the Link and new Fuel, it gives a more rigid airframe and combined with the large leading edge will result in a very resistant to distortion unit without having to pump to too high a pressure, again my conjecture at this point.
It has a deeper longer draft than the Link so will have more low end, although it is only a five strut kite so the canopy is likely to luff in overpowered depowers, so will probably not have the high end or sheer speed of a Link, but will not require quite the rider skill set and experience that a Link requires.
We're told its pretty much impossible to overfly, so tomorrow that's what we'll set out to try and achieve, if we get any wind.
Word is from those who have is that its a good un. Its got the new bridle material, a different methodology at the rear which appears to be to speed relaunch. Lots of scuff pads, a neat new device to prevent the valve coming undone, the usual slingy attention to build detail and is the entry level price point from slingshot.
The bar has thicker leader lines, leashing to centre front line, a new leash with snap on one end and dog leash style attachment the other, and a pulley bar a la TD 1st gen.
Thats about all I can recall from memory I did snap a few detail pics if I can remember where I put em I'll post em later.
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on Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:16 am, edited 1 time in total.