Mountebank wrote:Interesting point..especially considering most ram users use the line that riders only use inflats because they are paid to do so.With Flexi..they have the choice..Blade 2 or Storm2.I have noticed that Danny Seales also has changed to Storms (he was another Flexi Blade poster boy)Makes you wonder.
Could it be that the Flexifoil people named here by PMU and you, prefer to use the best tool for the job?
It would be pretty dumb, to compete against people with re-launchable kites, with a NRF, wouldn't it?
Maybe the Storm2 works better on the water too?
Also Flexifoil planned to release the Blade 3 with a VPS (variable power system) but could not get it sorted in time for the planned release date in 2003.
The concept has been shelved for 2003, and more research is being done now on a variable power system for the Blade3 or a completely new kite design.
So if the winds were not perfect, it makes sense that Peter used the Storm 2 at Wadell.
Plus it has a leash, one of the best out there, and all riders had to be leashed at that comp. It is not easy to leash a 2 lined foil like a blade.
Also when statements like "most ram users use the line that riders only use inflatos because they are paid to do so"
If you want to have any cred here, you need to back that up.
How much are they paid?
What ram air would they all prefer to ride?