OzBungy wrote:I am particularly interested in un-biased people who rode the 12m Link on bridles in the lower end of it's range. Say 15 knots dropping occasionally to 12-10 knots.
I flew the link 12( in 4 line mode) in light conditions for me (190 lbs) - it was mid teens (mph). I was on a Float 133.
It felt at least as grunty as a 14m perhaps more - I was working hard to keep my 13m fuel going upwind - with the link I went upwind easily and could jump easily - not big though.
Personally I didn't love the feel - slower reacting than a C but quick to spin on it's axis for loops and it felt kinda mushy at the bar but it felt like you could feel gusts through the backlines as they hit - made the bar "wobble" back and forth a bit.
Unhooked it seemed to deliver a lot of power. The below the bar depower is a nice idea but if you try to depower while riding it's easy to pull the c- loop towards you enough to unhook without wanting to - not an issue if you use the donkey dick.
I really want to fly it on a 5th line - I thik it may be a better fit for me in that mode. For now I'll stick to my Fuel/Yarga's.
Beautifully built kite - seems tough as hell.