Sure thang Jo Mac! I imagine that the software is out there to be had for a great low low LOW price, or bootlegged or something, but, I dunno how well it works without the USB hookup thingy I use with it that is supposed to really make the voice recognition part of it work in a class of it's own.
I was out with the new Fuels again and noticed something about the kite bag that I had failed to notice in my previous overview of it....
It also has a place on it to strap your board to the bag, as well as 2 padded straps to carry the bag in a backpack style manner. So, you can have your kite, lines, bar, pump, harness, and board all in/on one tidy little package. Throw this(now maybe not so light) package's straps over your shoulders and onto your back and to the beach you go!
My original review failed to mention that the bag carried a board as well as failing to mention the backpack carry straps. I made it sound like it was more of a duffle bag style instead of making clear that it had a duffle bad style handle AS WELL as the others. I wanted to clear this up. Revisions have been made to our news page as well.
Also, John Doyle contacted me a couple of days ago and said that the way I had written the features that are built into their boards that I made it sound like he wasn't the one behind the LFT. It was written something to the effect of..."All of their boards, LFT excluded, have these construction features; Doyle Designed, Duraglide Base(minus the LFT), blah blah." What was meant was that the LFT lacked one or two of the features, such as the duraglide bottom. It IS designed by Doyle and this too has been revised on the news page.
Thought I'd share this. Looks like with all of these fun hurricanes brewing up all around me that we'll have some killer winds again this week. If this holds true, I plan to get some serious time on the new SlingShot GTO's(the GTO's I have right now are smaller kites than my Fuels, plus a little lower AR, which I kinda prefer in higher winds). So if you're interested, look for an in depth review on it from us soon. I'll make a mention of it here if you don't want to have to keep checking the site.(we get pleanty of hits these days without forcing people to come...20,000-50,000 a week)
I have been literally living on the new Fuels. They are unreal! I was flying a 17m Fuel and swore that control wise it fealt more like a 10 or 12m kite. Turning speed is great, even in light winds. The different hookup points that SS designed into their kites that has since become widespread through the industry are pretty nice too. They really make alot of difference in the kites characteristics. Being able to set it to fly so great and fast in light winds made it possble for me to finally be a lightwind jumping fool(I could never get my timing just right on big kites in light winds). Of course, some of the guys are saying that the kites responsiveness has their timing off a bit now, but they are getting used to it and getting dialed in on it pretty quick.
This has been just a few more tidbits from me before I head to the beach. If anyone is local to the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and wishes to check these bad boy bad toy's out first hand, gimme a shout. I'm thinking right now that I may be headed out to Desoto for the day. Any and all accomplished fliers are welcome to come out and demo the new toys.