Need a video with 5 proficient LW riders with all the same weights and all using the same board
They have to be out all at the same time in the same wind for 30 minutes non stop
Relaunch is the very last thing on my list
Riders would go back and forth doing transitions in 6-7-8-9 knots of wind max
LW is not 10kn and up
Besides winter wind testing is not the best test....summer hot humid wind is the real LW test needed
What supaez is saying make your test as valid as possible by keeping as many variables constant as possible. Flight characteristics etc will come out in the wash.
If you were fair dinkum you would have them fill in a carefully constructed survey (just with rating scales for each question) without them talking to each other then run the numbers. Might give some quantitative measure for what are subjective traits.
But agree light wind must be below 10 knots, when there is little power in the wind. Using a gps on each would be even better. Get them to do the same course two or three times on each.
It would be worth testing each kites top end as well though. Again keep variables as constant as possible.
All that being said any light wind test loses most it's punch if there is no edge in there. Sorry but it's true. Even if you don't stock this line, get one and chuck it in the mix. If ya fair dinkum that is.
Relaunch...why not, but if people buy a great relaunchable kite at the expense of performance I question there ability and rarely then take anything they say to have any value.