the booster restarts fine (6.4, 8.6 experience) just like any other tube kite BUT you have to have the trailing edge inflated. We move beginners to this kite (along with North Rhino and soon f-One, they test and choose which they like best) and they all have the same luck/problems. It's a matter of technique.
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I never tried it so you will be right, Marina. North and F-One are a very good choice too. I hope to test the new Slingshots soon. I heard they will keep you longer in the air than others. We will see...
I just tried my Booster 12m last week for the first time in gusty wind conditions between appr 3-4 Bft. I was amazed. Since one year I was using an ARX, which I still like very much. The Booster reacts promptly to inputs, definitly quicker than the ARX. The depower was very fine, but I still want to see how it behaves in stronger wind. I did not have the opportunity to test waterstart, as I did not drop the kite (although gusty winds). At a lull the kite did not fall forward, but was moving backwards until catching wind again. I think this is due to the different weight distribution.
There is only one thing with which I was not completly happy, the depower strap. There is a plastic part where you hook it onto your harness, which broke after the first few minutes. You can still use it thereafter, but it can be uncomfortable. I am thinking about getting a NAISH boom for it.
But all in all I am very happy with it.
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