First sesh with Boost2 today
Impressed. It was 25kn so a bit over powered with my 60kg. Very well depower response, riding my own bar with the clam cleat, 20cm + depower does work noticeably.
Boost2 is definitely more refined than Boost1, since own a v1 already.
Still, a few things remain, like, a sleeved bridles. Can we expect this in v3? Please, this is 2018, move forward not backwards.
Also, the main valve. The adapter is provided, but it is really hard to put it back in provided pocket on the strut. For sure, its easy to pump with awesome valve, however, not having the adapter - no easy inflation.
We really do not need more adapters and less standard ones. FS, please print on the kite how to use the valve, one press does this, second press does that.
The kite behaves nicely. On par with the Edge.
No flutter as Boost1 in same wind. Also, no jellyfishing or folding the tips on the window edge. Looped only a few times, not my kite, hence taking extra care. The jumps were lofty, Edge feeling and handling.
Actually, today, I did the "elevator" jump, meaning - up, hover, down, hover, up more, hover, super slow down. About 6m jump.
Which happened only on Edge 11m v7 once before and was cool as
People did approach and asked how to do this. I blamed the kite
Ive never seen this in person myself. Ever.
Next sesh tmrw...
Almost the same size as edge in 11m:
Almost the same struts position as E.v7.
However, less curvature in the LE, less segments, meaning less sewing (less time spent in the making?). Again, priced quite high so would expect more.
Quality work here. Look how badly the Edge is sewn, sewing over existing thread. FS is using lighter thread tho.
Notice the different style of sewing the LE. Boost is 'classic' style with LE seam reinforcing.
The LW attachment rings for bridles. Not sure about that in 11m size.
Sesh from 4pm to 5ish