Was out yesterday in almost no wind...
Very changing gusts, but most of the time below planing wind - down to only a few knots very often, so had to loop and loop the kite here.
So can still not say anything about the low end yet.
BUT, it was striking to me, how easy it was to ride in close-to-nothing wind
In "survival" low end conditions :
Volume is sufficient to keep you floating.
Balance point is good, as you have your feet very well centered, and you only need to move your back foot - the front is always in the "power" and balance spot, no matter if wind or not.
Best of all, jibing in this "nothing" is easier than on big waveboards or malibus or similar - because the board is shorter and more concentrated volume and more stable because of the area - it is sooo easy to just turn the board around without losing line tension, and go to the other footstrap with your front foot
(and because of the angled straps, you just slip into the strap before you know it)
So really low wind "survival" is IMO much easier than on any other type of directional
In the gusts when planing, I got some jumps and rotations - really fun
, as the wind was otherwise far below any planing limit most of the time
And yes, the fins are quite sharp, true - dont think they are worse than many wavefins, but because of the bigger area, you dont just push the board away from you like used to - think thats the difference one has to get used to, otherwise you might get some small cuts ha haa. Got one myself the first time out
But a more efficient and performing fin set at speed of course, when thin and sharp.
Just some more feedback Peter