First, no the wind did not pick up. What we illustrated is the marked difference in inflation rate of the Higher AR Chrono 1 with the old intakes and the new lower AR Chrono v.2 with the new split intakes. The lower are and faster internal air pressure make the new Chrono, as you saw, launch much like an open cell foil. Ask anyone who's flown both and they will concur with what was shown in our video.
FWIW the R1 (which is more closely related to the Chrono 1 than the Chrono 2 is IMO) inflates just as fast and nearly as easily in spite of the 7.2 AR.
Second, As JanneR stated, these high AR kites are proving themselves to be much more versatile than simply racing in steady winds. When we received our Chrono 1 demos last season I was skeptical. I assumed that much like the Elf kites I had race against a season or two earlier that they were going to be of limited use in our mountain and lake environment. I assumed that they would require constant attention, especially in our gusty conditions and would only be suitable for the rare smooth wind days. To my surprise they handled our gusty conditions amazingly well. And the depower range was better than expected. In a region where gust handlers like Access kites and Peaks tend to be the kite of choice the Chrono turned out to be very good. So good that I felt comfortable doing 100 mile tours with no back up wings on my back.
I never would have imagined. The Chrono became my GOTO for all day riding. With experience you can pretty much make that kite do anything. Even the bigger sizes will turn fast enough and tight enough to climb. Which at the beginning of last season I wouldn't have believed.
Now we have the V.2. Inflates better, tip curl gone in light winds. Turns fast, builds apparent like a fiend. Built out of the same way as the Summit, Frenzy and Access kites. Same materials, same bridles, same durability. And so far the gust handling even seem better. Not that the original was too much to handle, just could be a rougher ride than a lower AR wing.
If you want to stick with Ozone I think the V.2 is a perfectly reasonable option. And she is just sick fun to fly. Never mind the fact that its closed cell and water usable. 2 kites for one.