Nice pictures Dimitri!
Like i said earlier i have spend 2 weeks at Dimitris Bootcamp
last month and got the chance to test the 4G kites and new Bar
The looks of the 4G havent changed to much same idea of graphics just new colour combos
which i think are awesome looking
. The kite itself also changed a little. It rides like a dream
. The new 13m Ltd v3 felt awesome. it felt faster and more responsive then the first version which i enjoyed alot too. Jumping went very well on this kite although i prefer the screamers. Since we did many downwinders the kite kept dragging me downwind very well if we went down very fast
. And upwind as soon as i started edging again.
The new Screamers have a totally new look again nice and agressive
. Which i simply like.
I specially rode the 10m LTD a kite i usually dont like that much but wow
from the start i loved
this kite. I think its easier to ride then the previous models. Jumping is easier and the hangtime
is perfect. Ofcourse it could be i gotten a little better so i get used to the 10ms a bit more. But i think the kite is a little easier to fly then previous models who definitly needed a good rider to get the awesome ability of the kite.
Now i'm just an average heavy
rider but i remember one jump i jumped a edge of one of those gras Island you see in Dimitris videos. Well i was breathing like i was in labor
i jumped higher then i ever did before, the hangtime was amazing
Next to jumping well the kite has insane hangtime like we're used from the screamers
I tested the new Judge prototype just very briefly and underpowered. So not much usefull i can say about it except the kite felt nice and direct.
I rode the Droid V2
most of the time and i just loved the board. Niice and playfull with a good pop.
I finally tested the Oxygen v2 a bit more and it gave me a good extra lowend but still with playfullness i didnt expected.
Dimitri got me testing the new Bar prototype aswell. I released it thousands of times
. The CL itself feels way more solid. its very easy to reassemble. It kills the kite very good, it doesnt have this restpower like before. I think schools will really this.
The centerhole got a little bigger and the CL locks into place when you unhook. A feature that will be liked alot by the freestylers.
The Bar itself changed very little i only believe there is a new fabric on the bar thats a little more stronger. I had no problems with my 2010/2011 and 3G bars but i guess some people who posted here had. Also because of the design there are almost no cuttinglines anymore and its more 1 solid piece. I think people will like that.
The new CL is defenitly a great improvement
upon the old CL. Which in my eyes wasnt great but did the job. I only had a minor problem with a 2010 CL but Dimitri send me replacement parts for that and i know the 2011 CL was modified to prevent this problem. And never had a problem again. The new Cl just feels better and its easier to put reassemble and works great.
Personally i'm not a fan of the swivel systems on the CL. It works fine but i'm just lazy
when it comes to the untwisting.
All and all i think people should really give these kites a try and probably be hooked
to them. Like so so many people before
. there is a reason for:
"warning do not buy any other kite until you experienced an epic kite"