My name is Laszlo from http://www.kitehydrofoilmiami.com
. I fly and carry Kitechkites.
I have to admit that I only recently began to use foil kites. So, I cannot be considered a “foil kite guru”, however, I do have experience flying multiple brands in the last two years. My first tries were on race foil kites. The performance was superb: huge range (especially high end), fast and forward pointing kite, amazing jumps, soft landings, great hanging from chicken loop during tacks, etc. However, I was not totally sold on practical issues, such as water relaunch and overall handling, and there was also a considerable learning/adjustment curve to climb. I enjoy high performance gear, however, not interested in racing and I guess I am not alone. Regarding foil kites, I hear often: yes, it is interesting, even impressed, however, due to the too much trade off, which is actually mainly inconvenience not going for one. Being a newcomer to foil kites and seeing my transformation, I think, it is kind of “cultural thing”. One needs to pay attention and have to have the willingness to understand foil kites and then steps into a new realm... Kitechkites can help greatly to walk that "bridge" as these are designed to be one of the most user friendly foil kites on the market. The kites are well built using the most advanced materials and the manufacturing process is quality controlled by the owner and designer of Kitechkites, Attila Karoly. The Fly4 is all about user friendliness and probably it has the closest feel, handling characteristics to a tube kite, so this is one of the best choice for people who trying to get into foil kites. Setting up the kite is super easy, as the bridle lines are almost tangle free. They achieved this by choosing thicker, however, extremely high quality Liros Dyneema lines. The kite has a lower aspect ratio, which means the turning speed is amazing, which translates into effortless kiteloops. The kite wants to fly and due to its construction and its light weight does not have a tendency to backstall, so when you are looping it comes back to 9 o’clock with no loss of momentum: it spins around like a propeller. In transitions it is a great help as one has controllable, however, continuous power throughout the turn. Considering it is a so called “soft kite” it is extremely rigid in the air with no tendency to “jelly fish”. At launch the wingtips are opening up readily and not caught in between the lines. The wider (not folding) wingtips also keep the kite’s shape more intact, which comes handy during water relaunch: wider tips do not allow easy bowties. Rigidity comes from the excellent internal pressure and the tightly closing valve system. These kites if not deflated staying up “puffy” well beyond 30 min on the beach. This is a very valuable characteristics, as in case of a crashing it into the water the kite will stays re-launchable for a long time. Actually, water relaunch is a great fun with these kites. When we are out in “sub-white cap” conditions, landing the kite after a trick or transition one mile offshore during shark migration, it is a great thing to have a kite that goes back to the sky with ease. I did see that these kites are nicely relaunching, however, until I personally tried it for 30min it has not registered in my brain. One day when the conditions were so light that I was not able to ride, I decided to do a relaunch practice session. It was actually a ton of fun and was amazed, how easy to do reverse launches and play with self-landings followed by automatic shooting back to the sky. Even when these kites are wet they feel light compared to tube kites. The lightness also helps with the drifting ability, which is fantastic for wave riding with wave or foil boards. Again, as with everything there is a learning curve, however, these kites are behaving, as reliable dogs.
So, in sum I do think it is a great product with a unique niche and fantastic value for the buck. These kites are going to provide a bridge to a lot of current tube kiters, who consider switching to foil kites primarily for increased range, hydrofoiling in low winds and for reliable relaunchability. These people will discover that these kite do everything very well and excel as a freeride, freestyle, wave and hydrofoil friendly kite. As an avid foilboarder, I am not just the importer/dealer, but also one very happy customer.
The kites are coming complete with the appropriate bar and bag (no pump is included:).
More info on http://www.kitechkites.com
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