Flysurfer have finally done it! One kite for everything.
The new 10m Voodoo/Spirit is the kite to have.
On Snow/Land it gets you going in 5-8mph and gets sweet between 10-18mph. On the water it gets you on the plane in about 13mph and you pretty much go upwind straight away. My advice is to make good use of the Multi-Wac and play around with it. Best setting for my liking is WAC- and one knot up from center towards Tip-Brake. Sounds complicated but is a doddle. Flysurfer have made the adjustments idiot proof so everybody can have a go. Because of the wide wind-range and its multi-purpose use you will need to trim it to your liking.
The best thing about the new kites is that they have good bottom end grunt again, turn on a dime and are as stable as you could ever wish for. If you still drop it you are really better of using a batwing.
The power of the 10m is like the 12.5m Frenzy but it needs less wind to fly and turns far quicker, is more stable and can be used on the water too.
So if you want one kite for everything you can't go wrong. Add the Jet Flaps and the blow-out valves aswell as the low price coupled with awesome quality and it makes you wonder why anybody else is still selling depowerable foils.
Definitely the kite of the year in my books. Nothing is easier to fly and have fun with.
played with the 10m on the water t5his weekend is standard trim and its a very fast turning kite, stability is up there with the g-arcs, real hands off stuff. cant wait to take one away to the snow in a month or two.