Well I can now talk with some first hand experience of this delightful kite, not only did it out perform just about every light wind kite on offer at a recent National Watersport festival that was bereft of wind, thanks to James Longmuir and his foiling action.
but it granted me a delightful late summer Sunset ride in one of the lowest and fastest negative tides we've had in a long while, thanks to a monster moon event.
So, what's it like?
For a big kite, it's fast, it turns well, points high, doesn't have the usual 'girley' light bar pressure some of these big kites have, it has the option to both lighten or strengthen that pressure, since I had it set up midway.
It was a bit of a flukey shifty evening with the wind threatening to go offshore any moment like it did the night before just as I got there and as I said with a vicious tide running downwind.
It handles the shifts well and with its low end plenty of time for a 'restroke' if you find yourself coming off the plane, which I did on the smaller board I chose initially, but once I'd upped the board size that problem ended.
So, all in all, it does what it says on the tin, a very nice kite, I love the bar and don't even mind the above bar depower, and that untwisting trick is really sweet, love that.
It's had great reviews (The GTS3) in all our mags, so if you're in the market for a light wind performer yet don't want a huge monster, give it a try. The guy in that picture (James) weighs the best part of 95 kgs in all his kit and the wind was 5-8 mph so just 5 knots.