Well, well well a lot to take in right now at 7am Western standard time down under while I'm trying to get my 6 yr old ready for football (aussie rules, not that girl hugging soccer game...lol).
Mr D we've talked quite a bit, you know I dig what you do and your enthusiasm. And of course we all agree your riding smokes!!
And I've ridden your screamers. Great kite for what you do.
So my advice from the bottom of my heart with no strings and bullshit attached...(and I've been around a long time and ridden a more kites than most guaranteed, and I'm tired of it quite frankly
Involve Toby (he has been spot on even with all my inherent skepticism) in the design and testing phase.
Do not discount the design and flying characteristics of the north dyno 2011, if you do then I believe the probability of creating a decent equivalent, rises to a point it could become futile path to take. But hey I'm not saying you won't do it!!
Best of luck Mr D and I concur with the other crew, you get it right, count me in for your first orders and help you promote it down here at the coal face.
Oh and forget the current trend of thin leading edges and use of no pulleys like it's some kind of advancement...
Oh and forget this madness about reducing the number of struts, dyno has 7 and does just fine THANKYOU very much...
And if you involve Toby (mentioned this twice as this to me is not an option, it's imperative) do t send him a bunch of prototypes then release an equivalent 18m rebel and call it an airstyle kite...grrrrrrr
...needle returns to the start of the song and we all sing along at the gong...lol (guess what the name of this band is called ...bahahahahaha)
Oh and macisback, if the big D doesn't come through, I'm in on your collective idea.
Ps oh another kite that could be investigated believe it or not is the ozone zephyr. It is uncanny how similar these two kites fly, in terms of power delivery, static grunt with the ability to heavily load and release and this is not produced by sitting back in the window like a numpty delta. I rode the new zephyr for a while and my brother has both the zephyr and the dyno and we ride them back to back a lot, if you are wondering...
Have a similar profile to. But it's essentially a 15.5m sail, even with 17 written on it, just lacks a tad of aspect the dyno gives you, and that static bridle produces seriously stupid bar pressure when you get in it winds that airstyle can really start to flow. The canopy holds the wind fine, but the bar pressure increases with wind speed. And don't give me that bullshit about direct feel with hard bar pressure, there is a line and the zephyr crosses it, at the point where you can really start pushing your own boundaries! By the way that's not a criticism of the zephyr as they did not build it to be an airstyle kite! Reckon if ozone added another dash of edge (it already had a fair splash from the old to the new), gave a micro loop, I reckon that could be a damn fine airstyle kite. I really really rate the zephyr (as quite frankly that is still their best kite by a country mile and I still maintain the edge is THE best LEI WING I've flown) and not bad to start your airstyle journey, but you quickly hit a limiting wall, hence why my bro was able to get a dyno 2011. He feels the difference all the time and is a complete convert as well, uses the zephyr for light wind wave riding, hooked in freestyle and occasionally unhooked on the flat, but when it comes to busting out the airstyle stuff...the dyno is put up without question...hey by the way the dyno due to its canopy stability is not such a bad light wind wave kite hey...pretend wave riding but hey that's all you are really doing at those winds.