kitesurfbali wrote:Tried the Speed 2 long time ago and was the Silver Arrow in ultra light material.
To me the turning speed seems very similar!!! Pretty slow...
When I hand my psycho 4 10m or 15m to a rider that rides tubes they find they turn slow.
Then they come in and I tell them to crank the bar more and then they tell me that they turn great.
Anyway today I'll be taking out the new Speed 3s and I should also be able to do a side by side with a Speed 2.
A lot also depends on what you want to do with a kite.
Also turning Speed in lowish winds and very low winds improve significantly with low bar pressure setting on the Speeds.
I doubt that the Speed 3 will be a classic wave riding kite... the psycho 4 is way better than that.
However I'm told that the Speed 3s drifts much better than the Speed 2s and Speed 1s.
I have yet to see a giant LEI that turns well in really low wind as is forgiving enough in the lulls to make light wind kiting fun.
Also I have yet to see a good video of anything interesting being done with a Zephyr in low wind.
Loads of hype and good feelings about the Zephyr, but in the youtube age it's strange that there is almost no video out there showing real kite behaviour.
I'd love to see more.
Not saying it can't or does not do it, but come on guys post some more video.