Yesterday i managed to try both the 14m and 16m ion2's. Wind was cross -on 11-21 knots.
I found the 16 to be v slow turning but not a problem as i could just park the kite and it was pulling like a steam train The depower on this kite is amazing and i felt in total control at all times and could have taken a couple more knots.
The 14m was again powerfull and when the wind was up turned and jumped superbly. The hang time of this kite had me grinning big time.
I am riding a slingsjot doyle 142 tt and weigh 85 kgs.
When the wind dropped right down the 14 didnt turn so great but i still enjoyed it. The 16 i just found really slow.
I am thinking of upgrading from my North 16m and Amp 16m kites but dont know what would be the best route to take. I am at the stage now when it will take more than 12 knots to get me interested. So from say 14 knots upwards what would be the best kite to compliment my ion2 10m ?. The 10m seems to come alive between 20-30 knots. I also have an 8.5 which me and my son will share.
must admit i am veering towards the 14m but should i wait till the ion3's come out and what would be the difference ?
Another thought is to get an early planning board like the Skywalker pro 135 x 48. What wind would this board work in with a 10m anyone ?