Westozzy: can you explain the different characteristics of the Cronix with the trailing edge adjustments
First of all I have to say, that 90% of all testers so far prefered the default setup.
So you don’t have to adjust anything if you don’t want to. We spent really much time to find the best possible overall setup, and asked many testriders.
If you want it’s possible to move the kite characteristics a bit towards one criteria using the trim options:
In general there are 2 things you can adjust:
- Bar-Forces higher/lower:
moving attachment points; same as in many other kites, I think no further explanation needed.
- More camber /less camber:
+ Lift, Hangtime, Lowend
- higher barforces
- less Lift, Hangtime: this can simplify for example handlepasses
+ lighter barforces
Can you really turn this baby from a higher aspect (well relatively at an AR of 5), jumping upwind machine, to a low grunty wave kite?
The Cronix works pretty well in waves because of it’s high turning speed, good depower, and stability, also when lines slack. But it still has good performance for jumps and lowend.
So the Cronix is positioned somewhere in the middle.
In the really specialized characteristics, some specialitzed kites may still be better:
I compared e.g. with a RRD Religion Wavekite: this one turns maybe still a bit faster than the Cronix. But the Cronix has way better jumping performance and more hangtime.
On the other end of the product range, really hangtime kites like Speed3/4, Ozone Edge or North Dyno still have more hangtime than a Cronix.
So the Cronix is between both extreme characteristics.
Good honest answers cheers.
So what is the drift like then, say compared to a RRD?
Also does the self launch mechanism work at the kites higher end?
Also any chance you could give an indication of the Power delivery. Is it on and off, or more like a high aspect foil, edge like, smooth power delivery. Infact does this kite hunt the edge or sit further back like a C or somewhere in between. What I am asking is how does the kite work in the window? I said...
Lets say the kite is set at neutral in half way all round land, what is the actual feel like through the bar. Does it develop its power though apparent wind, static grunt, all out power spike grunt or is it a combination of them all. If you are on a reach and you really pull in on the bar what happens
Also any chance of touching on my wing tip question...how do they behave?
Cheers in advance this is a very cool idea.