I have one request for Infinity V2: Please sell a lot of them.
I bought one of the last V1s about a month ago (trying to save a few $ where I can) and now I see… It’s going to be one lonely kite. I don’t like kiting alone, especially on the ocean, but now it’s become more of a reality since I seem to be the only one I know with a nice lightwind wave kite.
Saturday morning I really got to test the low end on the south side, Hatteras Island. Sorry, I don’t have a wind meter, but I think it was between 10 and 15mph. My good sense told me not to pump up the kite (I could barely feel anything on my ears except for gusts and the grass wasn’t moving, but the fishermen were happy). I pumped anyway. I actually had a decent time at it in chest-high waves and quite a bit of current… at least until the wind really dropped. Later it picked back up and I did it again. One thing I really learned was that the infinity loops just as well as a 12. It turns really quick for its size, even in light wind.
Yesterday was different, I got to the beach late. I saw another group finishing with 20+ winds. Since the forecast suggested it would drop before I reached my destination, I grabbed the infinity, thinking it might be too much to start, but I’d finish well. I was overpowerd the whole way (about 18mph with gusts, chest-high waves), but I had the best session ever!... going down the line, connecting top and bottom turns over and over as if I were good at it. While I was out, there were four others, two actually kited some distance. One of them told me, “that was horrible” as he finished. (He was on a 12m.)
So I think I’ll be flying the infinity on the ocean a lot. It’s alive, loops well, goes down the line well. It’s going to be one of my go-to kites.
Again, please sell a lot of them! It’s lonely out here!