how would you compare it to other kites for example rhino 2 same low end? as light on the bar? and so on
I rode Rhino 2s al last year. I loved the pop and the hangtime. I got tired of getting blown off the water towards the end of the year.
The Type Z is a 13m kite, low end is better than the 12m Rhino 2 and high end is also better (much better when unzipped). The only reason my bar pressure was ever light on the R2 was becuase I rode with the bar all the way out to the knot. I don't ride the RRD that way and it is much lighter on the bar. Unzipped the kite requires very little bar input and you barely feel the gusts in the bar.
I spent the weekend doing big kiteloops on this kite and I am afraid to say that I actually turned down some offers to try some other kites as I am getting a bit addicted to this one. I should be getting a type 6 to try out in a couple of weeks and I will review that as well.