Another couple of brands in the UK are doing something similar.sflinux wrote:A waiting list was formed. The kite was sent to the first person on the list to demo. They would demo the kite, then pay for the shipping to the next person on the list. That next person would then do the same.
I think it would be great if the kitesurfing industry could somehow set up a similar system to demo kites.
sflinux wrote:What sizes will the Surge come in?
@ Bill, how does the Surge compare to your Rage2 and Outrage designs?
(Tried many c's (Naish, Slingshot, Cabrinha, Windwing, Wipika, etc), but the only one I love is RRDs 2005/2006 c's, of which they stopped making)
RipItUp wrote:A few questions:
1. Never got my question answered about whether there are any bridles on the Surge or not? I assume it is a direct pigtail connect to the kite? If so it must be the stability of the kite that is allowing for more depower than a conventional C when using a SLE type of bar. To tell you the truth I don't think we ever tried using a long throw / SLE type of bar setup on the older C kites, so I don't know what the outcome would have been. Certainly on some older C kites it would not have worked with a SLE long throw bar as they were prone to Hindenburging.
2. It was mentioned that bar pressure was an element of the design that was given effort to make it to Felix's specifications. What is the bar pressure like? Heavy, medium, light, and is there any ability (alternate pigtail locations) that the rider can customize the level of bar pressure? Is the bar pressure progressive with the amount of trim given the kite (light during depower and progressing to heavy when fully powered up), or is it more consistent through out the trim range?
3. I noticed in the picture of Felix holding the red and white Surge upside down, that kite seems to have an inflatable strut at the end of the wingtip, where the pictures of the green Surge looks to only have a hard batten at the wingtip. Was the inflatable wingtip strut a prototype, or does the final designed Surge have both an inflatable wingtip strut with a hard batten next to it?
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