Anonymous wrote:The ARX might be a faster flyer because it was Naish's high end kite. The Aero was more of a recreational kite.
No, its not.
The small ARX have a flat and fast profile, with good range, yes.
The ARX 15.5 and up has so much profile/camber in the struts, and thick leading edge, that it is not fast at all...
A good cruiser as long as you don't have to turn it, or relaunch though.
Many do the mistake of taking one kite's characteristics to be telling about the whole kite quiver.
But things don't work this way when you get above 14m2.
Many brands change their kitedesign here, in the same model.
The ARX is an example of a kite with an enourmous difference from the small ones, to the big ones - regarding its profile.
And even if they did not - there would still be so much difference in the characteristics of the big kites, that you can not tell anything about a kite, if you've only tried the smaller ones.
I think a lot of people are not really aware of this important issue.
Thats life !