aTi : Speed is the ultimate weapon in low wind (imo): it is very good in creating its own wind and has a huge wind window which makes it very easy to go upwind.
Does the Cronix have the same ability? Or does the deeper profile when you sheet in this kite makes it more grunty but with a smaller wind window and with less ability to create its own wind? By "closing" the profil you make a kite that pulls you more downwind (or not?), but this does not mean more low-end ... or does it?
And last ... when/where will it be possible to demo this kite (I'm in France)?
Of course the upwind performance on Cronix is a bit worse than on dedicated racekites.
But within Freestyle/Freeride kites the Cronix goes upwind very good. So let’s say compared to North Rebel, Cabrinha Switchblade, F.one Bandit.
Ah I just remember we compared the upwind performance head to head with a Bandit (same rider weight, same board, next to each other), and the Cronix was clearly better upwind in this comparison.
Testing the Cronix in France:
Please contact our french importer Nico Lelarge (firstname.lastname@example.org
), he can tell you exactly when and where you can test the Cronix.