elli wrote:Which Flysurfers have you flown and how do you compare this kite to them performance wise? Can you be more specific about the quick release and relaunch comparing to Flysurfers?
I used to own the Flysurfer SpeedAir 9m and MastAir 12m kites and test flown the Psycho2 10m and 13m kites.
I wanted to buy the Psycho2 17m as a light wind kite, did a lot of research on it.
Finally when I was ready, the Speed Proto just appeared with the attributes what I was looking for, so I decided just wait and see.
Meanwhile waiting, the Rapture was released with similar attributes so I decided getting it instead of waiting for summer release of the Speed.
I don’t mean to make “PMU” like debate and bashing some brand here to compare, I’d like to answer from a general point of view.
The Rapture has some certain qualities and performance of a smaller foil types.
I broke my own record since I have it, cause I did't have the balls to do any loops. Now I do multiple loops while riding and
I can finish transitions with loops so no more stall-outs in light winds. To me that's amazing so you can controll without pulling like a truck.
About the hang-time, it’s different as I mentioned above, but with practice and board speed it just becomes better and better.
Let’s see what others have to say and what else we can do with it!
The Rapture with incredible range, upwind and steering speed can take you up to a new level IMO. That is performance!
The reverse relaunch is easy when it’s down on the LE, so you don’t need the traditional method but can be done as on the high AR LEI types. Downwind launch when the kite is on it’s TE is like a snap similar to the foil types. All that with 4 lines without any bridals.
In my opinion there is no need to use the Quick Release feature since the primary safety is built into the kite.
When you push the bar out there is a spot when the kite will completely depowers and lands at the edge of the window without any pull.
The Quick release works if you need to use it. I tried it. If you push the Eject Hood it will allow to slide the bar up on one of the front line which is connected to the safety leash. The other end of safety leash connected under the Eject Hood where it can be spinning around (you can see that metal ring on the picture). You could also unclip and connect it wherever you’re comfortable with. I hope it helped................
Ps: My posts might appear I’m fully biased toward a brand, though I’m not.
The secret is I use what goes with my style and conditions, simple is that!
I like to observe gravity, nature the interplaying of the subtle forces in man,
and playing with gravity to describe the muscle and nerve sensation feedback,
when flying a kite with details of feelings. My Kitesurfing Philosophy at link: